Matriarch, Cherished Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother
Genevieve Elizabeth Gannon, 92, of Boonton Township, passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021.
Genevieve was born in New York City, NY in 1929 to Thomas and Wanda (Negelsky) Lally. She met Edward F. Gannon and married in 1951 and moved to Boonton Township in 1960.
Genevieve worked for many years in Customer Service at Huffman-Koos in Parsippany and Totowa. Genevieve’s focus was her family and she devoted all of her time to them. As our Matriarch, Genevieve beamed when she was with her family and loved to hear old and new stories as to their activities and all they were doing in the community and would proudly boast to all about them. Despite her large family, Genevieve always made time for everyone. She provided support and unconditional love for her family and worked tirelessly to provide opportunities for them. Genevieve raised her family in New York City and then “Oak Hills” in Boonton Township, where they vacationed and worked at Sokol Camp. Genevieve was the Chief Cook at the famous Gannon Saint Patrick’s Party, going strong annually since 1967.
Predeceased by her beloved husband, Detective Edward F. Gannon (NYPD); her son, Hon. Edward V. Gannon JSC (Mary Ellen); her brother, Thomas and sister, Gloria; Genevieve is survived by her cherished children, Kevin T. Gannon (Robin), James M. Gannon and Barbara Baumgart; her adored grandchildren, Kevin, Ryan, Sean, Kate, Michael, Rory, Gillian, Emily and Zach; her treasured great-grandchildren, Shaela, Ashlee, Kerri, Gracie, Benton, Colin, Rowan, Clyde, Quinn, Luca, Ella, Dean and Caroline; her dear sister, Geraldine Curran; as well as many extended family members and friends.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 7th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Codey & Mackey Funeral Home in Boonton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 8th in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Boonton, with her interment at Rockaway Valley Cemetery, Boonton Township to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations to your favorite charity would be appreciated.