Geraldine R. Bartholomew, 86

Geraldine Bartholomew

Geraldine R. Bartholomew

GORHAM — Geraldine R. (Macisso) Bartholomew, 86, of Gorham died peacefully on Friday, July 19, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.

Geraldine was born in Portland on Feb. 20, 1927, the daughter of the late Martin Macisso and Christina Cairns. She attended local schools and was a communicant of St. Peters R.C. Church, and most recently attended church at St. Anne’s.

Geraldine spent her life caring for her loving family. With her husband, the late Ralph Bartholomew, Geraldine moved to Florida and lived there for many years until returning to Maine and taking up residence at the Gorham House, where she was a very active resident.

Geraldine was deeply devoted to her husband, family and friends and will be dearly missed by many.

Surviving are her children, Ralph S. Bartholomew of Raymond, Patricia B. Docsh of Florida and Costa Rica, Rita C. Bartholomew of West Kennebunk and Thomas M. Bartholomew of South Portland; brothers Vincent, Martin and Samuel; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A period of visitation for Geraldine was held Tuesday, July 23 at the Gorham House, 50 New Portland Road in Gorham. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Peter’s R.C. Church, 72 Federal Street, Portland on Wednesday, July 24.

Care for Geraldine has been entrusted to the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home of Portland.

In lieu of flowers the Bartholomew family suggests memorials be made to: The Gorham House Scholarship Fund, 50 New Portland Road, Gorham, ME 04038.

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