Geraldine “Geri” Fitzgerald Amedeo of River Ridge, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday December 18, 2019 at her home surrounded by family. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 years, Raymond M Amedeo Sr., Geri is survived by her children Susan J Amedeo, Raymond M Amedeo Jr. (Kathleen), Michael M Amedeo (Joy) and Patrick F Amedeo (Leslie). Additionally, Geri was “Granny” to her grandchildren Kelle Falterman (John), Antonia Sheppard (Andrew), Jaime Bordelon (Will), Michael Amedeo Jr (Tiffani), Lindsey Gerkin (Charles), Morgan Amedeo and Max Amedeo; Great-grandchildren Jacob Falterman, Alex Bordelon, Claire Sheppard, Joshua Baudoin Jr, Kevin Falterman, Knox Gerkin, Ava Amedeo, Collins Gerkin, Luke Sheppard and Lillian Amedeo.
Geri was the embodiment of poise and warmth; an amazing example to her family of the best way to live. She instilled in her children and grandchildren a fierce love for family and a sense of togetherness. Geri was truly the tie that binded her family. She loved her family tremendously and she was equally, if not more, adored by them. Geri was an exemplary grandmother with an unquestionable love for her family. Her acceptance of everyone, accompanied by her inclusive nature and refusal to judge made everyone feel like the most important person in her life. All were welcomed into her home and her family. She was the type of person you strived too be. The phrase, “They don’t make them like that anymore” is truly appropriate to describe her.
One wrote "you welcomed me into the Amedeo family with open arms. Geri a "damn jewel" you certainly were! I can't wait to see you on the other side. "
Visitation will begin at eleven o’clock on Monday December 23, 2019 at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd, New Orleans. Funeral service begins at one o’clock with internment following in Greenwood Cemetery.
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