Geraldine P. DeShon, 80

Geraldine DeShon

NORWAY — Geraldine Pierce DeShon, 80, of Norway, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Norway Center for Health and Rehabilitation.

Geraldine was born on Nov. 11, 1936, the daughter of Floreston and Wilma Pierce of West Paris. She married James Eugene DeShon on Dec. 31, 1952. She graduated from Oxford Hills High School night school program in 1972. She, along with her husband, cared for foster children for many years. Together, she co-owned with her husband, Trap Corner Store in West Paris and Mole Hole Knoll in Oxford. She moved with her husband from Oxford in 2000 to Ryerson Hill in South Paris. They wintered in Ocala, Fla. In 2010, she moved to Oxford Meadows.

Geraldine loved to play bingo and liked to do ceramics with her sister-in-law, Yvonne. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in South Paris. She loved country music, traveling and going to the casino.

She is survived by a son, James DeShon Jr. of South Paris; three daughters, Darlene Bean of South Paris, Pamela Payne of Oxford and Bethany Card of Oxford; nine grandchildren including Shannon Avery of Casco; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Alice Keddy of Gorham, Nina Hayes of Shelburne, N.H. and Maxine Roak of Waterford; a brother, Maurice (Bud) Pierce of Brewer; and many nieces and nephews.

Geraldine was predeceased by her husband, James Eugene DeShon Sr. in 2013; her mother, Wilma Kimball Pierce; her father, Floreston Pierce; a sister, Lucille Pierce; and brothers Elwin Pierce, Franklin Pierce, Myron Pierce and Floreston Pierce Jr.

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A memorial service was held on Tuesday, May 9 at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 17 E. Main Street, South Paris.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the First Congregational Church. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris.

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