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Geraldine T. “Gerry” Simpkiss

April 2, 1932 - May 2, 2021

Geraldine T. “Gerry” Simpkiss, age 89, of Dover, DE, formerly of Newark, DE, and Plantation, FL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 2, 2021 surrounded by family.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on April 2, 1932, she was a daughter of the late William and Regina (McLaughlin) Acton. Gerry dedicated 20 years of service as a cafeteria worker for the Broward County School District in Florida. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, and a former member of the New Castle Senior Center. In her free time, Gerry took pleasure in crocheting.

In addition to her parents, Gerry was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, James Simpkiss and siblings, Regina Kern, Mary DiGiacoma, Patricia Bennett, Bernadette Strzalka, Gertrude McGuinness, Barbara McNulty, Margaret Farrell, and William Acton, Jr.

She is survived by her children, Regina Camponelli (George) of Middletown, James Simpkiss of Tampa, FL, Mary Hemphill (Bruce) of New Castle, Nancy Stevenson (Rich) of Townsend, Charles Simpkiss (Brenda) of Plantation, FL, and Lawrence Simpkiss (Sharon) of Dover; sister, Sr. Frances Acton OSF of Aston, PA; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren (who lovingly called her “Old Grandmom”).

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, May 7, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12 noon on Friday, May 7, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church, 345 Bear Christiana Road, Bear, DE. Face masks are required for all in attendance. Interment will be held in Hollywood, FL, at a later date.

The family would like to thank Brookdale Senior Living and Season’s Hospice for their loving care of Gerry.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gerry’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.

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14 Guestbook messages for Geraldine T. “Gerry” Simpkiss

  • You will be missed Mom Mom

  • Rest in Peace Mrs. Simpkiss.

  • Gerry was a very special lady she will be missed by many. My condolences for the Simpkiss family Xoxo

  • R.I.P. Aunt Gerry. You will be greatly missed. Love always

  • Jean, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Darlene

  • My condolences to the family and friends of Geraldine – I hope you all are able to find comfort in her peaceful rest. XO

  • So sorry for your loss Nancy, Sam and Britt. I remember spending a little time with Mom Mom when we visited in Delaware and learned we both had ties to Plantation FL. Small world for sure. May God be with you and provide comfort during this difficult time.

  • Please accept my most sincere condolences. My love to all the family.

  • God bless Aunt Gerry. You were always fun to be around!

  • Aunt Gerry, I will miss your laugh!! Give my mom and all the other Aunts and Uncles a hug from me. Love and Light to all the Simpkiss Family.

  • Nancy & Family, may your memories give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Our deepest condolences. Your friends, Mike & Cindy D’Ortona

  • Gerry, you were such a joy to us at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. The crochet group loved you
    and were so happy to have you in their busy charitable giving setting. We miss you and will always
    remember you at Seton Parish.

  • MomMom was such a great loving woman. I will miss her so much. I know she is with Poppop and not in pain or confused anymore. I am glad I got to see her in 2019. Love you all

  • Hi all my cousins,

    I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.

    The video you put together was so touching. Great to see all of the love from across the years!

    Much love,
    Mark