In memory of
Kathleen F. 'Kay' Geiger Devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, a talented artist and avid athlete who was 'beautiful inside and out' Kathleen ("Kay") F. Geiger, 91, of Westwood, Mass., formerly of Mantoloking, N.J., and Summit, N.J., passed away peacefully beside her loving family on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The visitation will be held at Paul Ippolito Summit Memorial, 7 Summit Ave., Summit, on Tuesday, April 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. The Liturgy of the Word will be celebrated at St. Teresa of Avila Church, 306 Morris Ave., Summit, on Wednesday, April 24, at 9:30 a.m., followed by the burial at St. Teresa's Cemetery, Summit. For directions or to send condolences, please visit www.ippolitofuneralhomes.com . Kay was born Kathleen Jean Freiert in Buffalo, N.Y., to the late John and Genevieve Freiert. She was the beloved niece of the late Kathryn and Glenn Tisdale of Maplewood, N.J. Kay was devoted in marriage for over 66 years to the late Charles George Geiger, with whom she raised six children: Glenn, Missy, Tim, Jay, David and Cindy. She was also a loving mother-figure to the children and family of her sister, Norma, who died at a young age. Kay was born and raised in South Buffalo, where she attended high school at Mount Mercy Academy. She was a graduate of Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, Pa., with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts and major in fine arts. After college, Kay worked for Dumont Television in NYC before meeting and settling down with Charlie, the love of her life. Kay was a faithful Catholic and active parishioner of St. Teresa's Church in Summit and Sacred Heart Church in Bay Head, N.J. Kay was a beautiful woman inside and out. She was a prolific and talented artist who left her family many cherished "KFG" paintings and other works of art for family and friends to enjoy. Kay was a true and valued friend. From her early years in Buffalo throughout her college days and later as a member of a variety of clubs and parishes, Kay fostered many friendships that would last her lifetime. Kay was also an avid athlete. She and Charlie enjoyed competing in tennis, paddle tennis and golf. They relished their many years as members of Copper Springs (Meyersville, N.J.), The Racquets Club of Short Hills (Short Hills, N.J.), and The Bay Head Yacht Club (Bay Head, N.J.). In recent years, after Charlie's passing, Kay relocated to the Boston area to be closer to children. She was lovingly cared for by the staffs of Bridges of Westwood, Caretenders, Visiting Angels, and recently under the care of Care Dimensions Hospice. Kay leaves behind six children and their families: Glenn and Nancy Geiger of West Palm Beach, Fla.; Missy and Bob McCarthy of Wellesley, Mass.; Tim and Susan Geiger of Duxbury, Mass.; Jay and Marylou Geiger of Peabody, Mass.; David and Colleen Geiger of Vienna, Va.; and Cindy Sweeney and Jim Hubbard of Marshfield, Mass., and numerous grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews of the Hayes, McLaughlin and Brown families, as well as many great-nieces and nephews and their children. Please consider a donation gift, in lieu of flowers, to the Alzheimer's Association or a charity of your choice in Kay's memory.
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