EAST MILLINOCKET – Geraldine Elsie Hoxie passed away Sept. 14, 2013, surrounded by family and friends. Gerry was born Sept. 7, 1923, in Brownville Junction, the daughter of Frank and Ida (White) Small.
During World War II Gerry was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railroad as a call girl. When the railroad needed people to come in to work after hours, Gerry would ride her bicycle to alert them. She eventually moved to East Millinocket where she and her husband, Lewis, made their home for many years. Gerry was a faithful member of the First Congregational Church; a volunteer at the East Branch Sno-Rovers; a fan of the Red Sox and Celtics; and she could always be seen on the first row of the bleachers at the Schenck High School basketball games with her sister, Ruth, and their friend, Dot.
Gerry is survived by her sister, Shirley Varney of Brownville; son, Peter Small and wife, Valerie, of Williamsburg Township; daughter, Meredith Purcell and husband, Ronald, of East Millinocket; son, William Hoxie and wife, Pamela, of Lincoln; son, Mark Hoxie of East Millinocket; grandchildren, Mary Cameron, Wendy Boynton, Denise Purcell, Scott Purcell, Kelly Hoxie, Michael Hoxie, Lindsay Wellman, Taylor Small, Tyler Hoxie, and Lexie Hoxie; great-grandchildren, Allie and Joshua Cameron, Joshua and Katie Boynton, Gillian Purcell, Sydney and Addyson Purcell, Jessica Hoxie, and Natalie Kennell; many nieces and nephews; and a nephew very dear to her, Richard Martin and wife, Jeanine, of Milo. In addition to her parents, Gerry was predeceased by her husband, Lewis Hoxie; infant daughter, Jeri; siblings, Marion Young, Dorothy Nichols, Ruth Joudry, Annie Small, Howard Small, twins, Franklin Small and Ethel Martin, twin brother, Gerald Small, Ardele Kirby and Clair Moser.
Friends may visit the family 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at First Congregational Church, 11 Maple St., East Millinocket, with the funeral immediately following. Interment will be at the East Millinocket Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Gerry’s memory to: First Congregational Church, 11 Maple St., East Millinocket, ME 04430; or Colonial Health Care, 36 Workman Terrace, Lincoln, ME 04457. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com.