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Geraldine A. (Moon) Hett
May 28, 1934 ~ December 31, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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York, Maine - Gerry (Geraldine) A. Hett, 89 of York, ME and formerly of Stow, MA passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on December 31, 2023. She was born in Newburyport, MA, daughter of the late Ernest and Helen (Roach) Moon on May 28, 1934. She, along with 2 sisters were raised by parents that taught the value of hard work and devotion to family, with love being the core value.
Gerry spent most of her school years in Portsmouth, NH where she met the love of her life, Walter Hett. She moved with her family to Rochester, NH for her senior year and graduated from Spaulding High. Gerry and Walter were married in 1953. They immediately started a family. Within 11 years they had 5 children as well as moving around within several different states until they finally settled down in Stow, MA in 1965 where they raised their family and resided until 2020. While being a devoted full time Mom and homemaker Gerry supported Walter at every turn as he moved through life pursuing a career so they could build a good future for their family, which they did as a team. She excelled in her role as wife and mother and was always a proponent of woman’s rights. When all her children reached school age, she went back to work pursuing her own career as a working woman, mother, and wife. She worked in the retail business where she gained the respect of management and the admiration of her coworkers.
When she retired, she had entered the next season of her life as a Grammy and eventually Great Grammy (GiGi). Again, she excelled in compassionate love and care for all her grandchildren, of which they would all find a spot on her couch to comb her hair for a dollar and/or just sit and talk. The grandchildren were always amazed at her wisdom and her open conversations, which were always current, just ask any of them.
Everyone fortunate enough to know Gerry knew they could count on her for warm, friendly conversation and good advice but listening was her greatest gift. She was always more concerned and interested in the other person than herself. Her eyes gleamed with sincerity, her demeanor inviting, and her words full of compassion. This was the hallmark of her life. Gerry was living proof that a loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Gerry was also extremely passionate about her dogs. They had multiple dogs over the years, Gerry felt they were her companions and provided a deep sense of comfort to her in her later years. Her love for all the family dogs was most apparent, she was always greeted with excitement and a wagging tail.
Gerry was preceded in death by her husband Walter, by only 42 days. They were married a week short of 70 years and were part of each other’s lives for 70+ years. They had true love. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Mary Morency, brother-in-law William Schultz, and nephew, Jason Schultz
She is survived by and will be sorely missed by her son Barry D. Hett and his wife Susan of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, daughter Lori E. Doran and her husband Paul, daughter Lois A. Kirk and her husband John, son Eric S. Hett and his wife Susan, all of York, Maine and daughter Donna L. Finnegan and her husband Brian of Berwick, Maine, as well as her beloved sister, Carol Schultz of L.A., California. She is dearly loved and missed by her grandchildren Patrick, Amanda, Chrislyn, Nikki, Mallory, Megan, Laura, Aimee, Craig, Bryce, Mark, & Jared along with her great grandchildren, Bo, Cooper, Lucas, Madison, Spencer, Owen, Lucy, Lincoln, and Trae, and her cherished nieces and nephew, Michelle, Sarah, and Jaime who will continue to hold her memory dear.
Gerry and Walt were passionate supporters of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.