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Geraldine C. (Stanco) Paquette, 88

Geraldine C. (Stanco) Paquette, 88, Superior, formerly of Duluth, passed away peacefully in her home Sunday, April 6, 2008, surrounded by family and friends.

Geraldine was born May 19, 1919, in Duluth. She graduated from Denfeld High School in 1937. She married Paul Herbert Paquette Sept. 2, 1940, sharing 67 wonderful years together, devoting her life to her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Barbara Stanco; sisters, Clarice Stanco, OSB, Lucille Wetterlind, Madeline Stanco, Barbara McGuire; a brother, John Stanco; and a daughter, Jeanne Marie Paquette.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Herbert; a sister, Jeanne (Pete) Peterson; children, Jon "Jack" (Carol) Paquette, Marie (Cliff) Ladenberger, David (Irene) Paquette, Susan (Greg) Date and Paul "Joe" Paquette; grandchildren, Cordell and Scott Trachsel, Jason Paquette, Rebecca Wiskerchen and John Paul Paquette; seven great-grandchildren; and special friends, Pete, Patty, Wil and Cheryl Upton.

Jerry's nature was one of kindness, compassion and caring. "Grandma Jerry's" gentle heart and spirit will be missed by all who knew her.

The family would like to thank Dr. Apostolou, St. Mary's Home Care, and Jerry's special caregivers.

Visitation will be Sunday from 5-7 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. Rosary recitation in Hegstrom Family Funeral Homes, Foley Chapel, Duluth. Visitation continues from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. Mass of Christian burial Monday in St. James Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Duluth.

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