Rosemarie Geraghty
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Obituary of Rosemarie Geraghty

Rosemarie Geraghty, 71, of Kinnelon, died Friday, October 30, 2020 at St. Clare's Hospital in Denville.

Born in Jersey City, Rosemarie was raised there. The daughter of Frank and Mary Spinelli, she grew up alongside her brothers, Frank and Joseph. After graduating high school, the family moved to California. A few years later, though, Rosemarie decided she missed her life on the East Coast and moved back.

While attending a friend's wedding, Rosemarie was matched with John Geraghty in the bridal party. The two quickly fell in love, and in 1972, they married. They lived first in Bayonne before moving to West Milford, and retired to Kinnelon in 2008. 

Rosemarie held a job with Verizon since she was 18 years old. She started as a Draftsman, and moved up the ranks until she worked as a Manager. She held a long career with the company, retiring in 2003. Only six months later, they brought her back on as a contracter, and she worked another six years before finally retiring in 2009.

Rosemarie was a loving, caring woman. She would do absolutely anything for her family and friends. Although she was never blessed with children, she adored her nieces, nephews, and friends' children and grandchildren like they were her own. 

Rosemarie and John were lovingly married for 48 years. They enjoyed every minute they had together, and took many great vacations around the world during that time. In 2013, they took a dream vacation to her ancestral home in Italy, which is fondly remembered. They were also able to take wonderful trips to places like Hawaii, but Rosemarie's favorite location to travel to was probably Ilvento's Italian Restaurant in Jersey City ~ where she indulged in their homemade pizza regularly. 

Rosemarie is lovingly survived by her husband, John; her brothers, Frank and Joseph; her sister-in-law, Amy and her husband John; her cousin, Joann Gardhouse; and her nieces and nephews, Carrie Ann, Matthew, Joseph, Jason, Melissa, John, James, Joseph, and Shawn. 

Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 2-5 pm at the funeral home. Due to COVID-19 regulations, masks are required when visiting the funeral home. Due to capacity limitations, you may be asked to wait in line outside while we keep numbers limited indoors. Please dress accordingly. 

A funeral Mass will be held 11 am Wednesday at Our Lady of Magnificat Church, Kinnelon. Again, masks are required. 

Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.