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 Geraldine Frances “Jerry” <I>Hughes</I> Clark

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Geraldine Frances “Jerry” Hughes Clark

  • Birth 5 Apr 1918 Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 29 Apr 2005 Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Plot Section 70, Lot 26
  • Memorial ID 10903577

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 & 3 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..."

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  • Created by: Scott C Carney
  • Added: 2 May 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10903577
  • Scott C Carney
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Geraldine Frances “Jerry” Hughes Clark (5 Apr 1918–29 Apr 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10903577, citing Calvary Cemetery, Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Scott C Carney (contributor 46498747) .