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Obituary for Gerry DeMeo

December 14, 2020
Rockland, Massachusetts

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Geraldine "Gerry" DeMeo of Rockland, Massachusetts, passed peacefully and surrounded by her family on December 14, 2020 at the age of 90. She was born in Quincy, Massachusetts on July 2, 1930 to the late George and Mae (Dineen) Orcutt. In her early years she was an outstanding athlete at North Quincy High. Gerry married Marino "Caesar" DeMeo of East Boston on New Year's Day 1950, and soon after moved to Rockland to raise their family. A diligent jokester and a dedicated woman, Gerry proudly drove a Rockland school bus for the town for 37 years. She celebrated every holiday by dressing in costumes for the kids that she drove. An active member of the Rockland community, she coached multiple Baseball teams, cheered every Rockland Bulldog team, ringing her cowbell in the stands. She has been quoted saying"This is the best job in the world!" Gerry also bused Veterans of Rockland on memorial day to Bourn cemetery and Knollwood Memorial Park cemetery. She was awarded "Bus Driver of the year" in 1995. Gerry was known for taking the kids on their last day of school to Butterfields for ice cream. Even the dogs along Gerrys bus route knew her as she always had dog treat for them. She was an adamant Red Sox and Patriots fan.

After retiring, Gerry continued supporting her children and grandchildren athletic pursuits, attending a bountiful number of events. She loved watching and cheering the next generations!

Gerry was predeceased by her husband of 60 years when Caesar passed in 2009. She was the beloved Mom of Wayne and Lynn DeMeo of Carver, Loving devoted daughter Chickie DeMeo of East Boston and Loving son Michael DeMeo of Floridia and Robin DeMeo of Kingston. Nana to Katie and the late John Hayes, Tony and Heather, Kristian and Adam, Renee, and Marino. Great Nana of Johnny, Danny, Melody,Lily, Bobby, and the late Joanne, and Miles. Great great Nana to Jameson, Joie. Loving Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Sister to the late Bill and John Orcutt.

Celebration hours for Gerry will be by invitation only, due to the covid-19 restrictions, Tuesday December 22 at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union Street Rockland, MA. Funeral service to follow on Wednesday, December 23rd. A school bus has been hired to lead "Gerry's Last Ride." A rolling tribute to Gerry that will make stops at all of Rockland's Schools. Gerry's family, friends and former student passengers are welcome to greet the bus along its route. (Please respect social distancing guidelines.) Internment will be at the Holy Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Gerry's family requested that donations be made to a memorial scholarship fund to continue her joy of cheering on a Rockland High Senior. Donations may be made to Rockland High School Guidance Dept. Gerry DeMeo Scholarship fund.

Enjoy a good laugh, joke, or pull someone's finger and let Gerry's legacy live on. She will always be known as Gerry the Bus Driver! For additional information and on-line guestbook visit info@magounbiggins.com.

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