Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Clarks in:
 • Calvary Cemetery
 • Brockton
 • Plymouth County
 • Massachusetts
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Geraldine Frances "Jerry" Hughes Clark
Birth: Apr. 5, 1918
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 29, 2005
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

My Maternal Grandmother.

Born as "Lucy Murphy" to a young girl from Chelsea, MA named Annie Murphy, the baby was adopted & renamed "Geraldine" in 1919 by Frank & Mary (Burns) Hughes of Brockton, MA.

Geraldine grew up in Brockton & Norton & was helped raised by her beloved Grandmother, Catherine Burns, & various Aunts.

Geraldine was a child model & dancer from the age of 2, & was once even offered a Hollywood acting contract, but her mother refused to allow her to go to California without her supervision. She was a true stage mother...

Grandma spent a lot of time in the movie theaters in Brockton - The Brockton Theatre, The Colonial, The Modern, The Strand, The Rialto, etc. She claims she "lived" in them. She knew all the ushers, who would give her movie posters & lobby cards when the films were done showing.

Grandma attended public schools in Brockton, & met her future husband Ralph Clark at Brockton High School, which she graduated from in 1937.

Grandma worked at the TJ Holmspray company in Chartley, MA assembling perfume atomizers.

Geraldine & Ralph were married at St. Patrick's Church on Thanksgiving Day (her favorite holiday) November 28th, 1940 in Brockton, MA.

Together they had 4 children- Rosanne, Kathleen, Mary Ellen & Robert.

Grandmother of 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren & 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Grandma enjoyed reading, knitting & was a big fan of Perry Como & of course, the Boston Red Sox.

"I'll be loving you, Always
With a love that's true Always.
When the things you've planned
Need a helping hand,
I will understand Always.


Days may not be fair Always,
That's when I'll be there Always.
Not for just an hour,
Not for just a day,
Not for just a year,
But Always..."

Family links: 
  Annie Murphy (1899 - 1921)
  Ralph Joseph Clark (1918 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Calvary Cemetery
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Section 70, Lot 26
Created by: Scott C Carney
Record added: May 02, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10903577
Geraldine Frances Jerry <i>Hughes</i> Clark
Added by: Scott C Carney
Geraldine Frances Jerry <i>Hughes</i> Clark
Added by: Scott C Carney
Geraldine Frances Jerry <i>Hughes</i> Clark
Added by: Scott C Carney
There are 18 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Roses♥~
 Added: Nov. 25, 2015

- Cheryl Hanson
 Added: Nov. 20, 2015

- Broken~★~Heart
 Added: Nov. 19, 2015
There are 4,454 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
This page is sponsored by: Scott C Carney

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service