Patricia H. Gerety
Fremont, NH - Patricia Holder (Rossetti) Gerety, 77, of Fremont, and former longtime resident of Canterbury Forest, Plaistow, died peacefully on Friday, September 13, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Frank and Verne (Holder) Rossetti, she attended local schools and was a member of the Lynn English High School class of 1960. She graduated from the Chandler School for Women with her associate degree. As a young woman, she served as the Youth Director at the Central Congregational Church of Lynn, Mass., Swampscott Congregational Church of Swampscott, Mass., and the Atkinson Congregational Church.
She was a resident of Plaistow from 1972 until 2012. She was a stay-at-home mom, happy homemaker and a devoted caregiver for many elderly relatives, including her own mother, Verne Rossetti. She was actively involved in the Timberlane Music Association and served as the Vice President for six years. In later years, she attended the First Congregational Church of Kingston. Mrs. Gerety was the owner and operator of Patricia's Boutique in Plaistow, and worked and retired from the Phillips Academy in Andover as the Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs.
A resident of Black Rocks Village in Fremont for the past seven years, she was a Director of the Friends of the Fremont Public Library. A woman blessed with a "green thumb," Mrs. Gerety enjoyed tending her flower gardens and taking care of her many houseplants. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and enjoyed reading, teaching her granddaughters how to knit and crochet and was an amazing cook. Mrs. Gerety and her husband, Warren and their family enjoyed taking vacations to Kiawah Island, S.C., as well as summer excursions to Booth Bay Harbor, Maine, and frequent drives to North Hampton and Rye Beach.
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her loving and devoted husband of 56 years, W. Warren Gerety; two daughters, Deborah E. Hoadley and her husband, Jon F. of Freedom, N.H., and Donna E. Eager and her husband, George R. of Schodack, N.Y.; three granddaughters, Rachel E. Eager, Kate E. Hoadley and Amanda R. Eager and boyfriend, Ryan Kalsher; a sister-in-law, Kathy Budzinski; a brother-in-law, Donald Gerety; her longtime best friend, Drew Bergeron and husband, Paul; and her very special pet dog, Lana.
The family would like to thank the VNA of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire and Hospice Team for the wonderful care and support given to Mrs. Gerety and her family during her illness.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mrs. Gerety's Life Celebration to be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow, NH. Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the VNA of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire, 1070 Holt Avenue, Suite 1400, Manchester, NH. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit
Published on September 26, 2019


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Deanna Raymond
Sep 18, 2019
Warren and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you with love.
Deanna Raymond
Emily Langer
Sep 18, 2019
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Ryan Sullivan
Sep 16, 2019
Fall Fantasia was purchased for the family of Patricia H. Gerety by Ryan Sullivan.  Send flowers
Holly Knight
Sep 16, 2019
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Sep 16, 2019
Rose Garden Heart was purchased for the family of Patricia H. Gerety by Tammy BERGERON.  Send flowers
Sep 15, 2019
The world had lost one of the most kind and thoughtful person, and is a sadder place without Pat . We have been good friends with all the Geretys, and Pat was very special friend. I hope your family wil find comfort in the fact that she is now at peace, I miss her so much.
Diane Durkee
Sep 15, 2019
I had the pleasure of knowing Pat through my sister and am saddened by her loss. She was a wonderful, caring, and loving woman who accomplished so much. May you find some peace knowing that she's she touched the life of so many others. Sending caring thoughts your way.
Kerry Luft
Sep 15, 2019
My heart is saddened with the loss of my good friend. My heart goes out to Warren and the entire family. I have had the most wonderful privilege to know Pat, first as her nurse, then becoming close friends for many years. They have invited me into their home as her nurse and as their friend. She was the kindest person I’ve ever known and will be missed. I know she is at our Lords side.
Bob Morton
Sep 15, 2019
Dear Warren and Family, I am so sorry to read of Pat's death. I know, personally, that there are no words that take away the pain and sorrow that you feel. Hopefully you will have the kind of friends that I have who will support you as you travel the road to understanding how to accept your new life without her. Again my deepest sympathy and empathy.