BANGOR – Geraldine Ann (Bartlett) Kearns-Makhlouf, died Oct. 16, 2013, at home surrounded by her family. She was born April 17, 1932, in Camden the daughter of Alton and Margaret (Wentworth) Bartlett.
Gerry attended the Snow’s Corner Elementary in Orrington and was a graduate of Brewer High School class of 1950, and the University of Maine Portland Gorham in 1977, Magna Cum Laude, with an Elementary Education Degree and was a Licensed Social Worker. Gerry was a Visiting Homemaker and worked at United Cerebral Palsy Center and was Director of Camp Capella. She was Head Teacher at Penquis Head Start in Bangor. Gerry worked for 19 years for the State of Maine Division of Mental Retardation as a Caseworker and as an Individual Program Plan Coordinator and as Program Supervisor. She was a past president and member of the Bangor Nature Club. Gerry was president for four years and a member of the Bangor Garden Club. She was founding Board Member of Opportunity Housing Inc. and served as a board member for Bangor Nursing and Rehab Center. Gerry served as past President and was Scholarship Chairman for the Brewer High School Senior Alumni Association.
She is survived by her husband Mohamed; two sons, Dana E. Kearns and his wife, Susan, of Eddington and William F. Kearns and his wife, Carol; three grandchildren, Kelley, Brian, and Jonathan Kearns; brother, Raymond Bartlett of Fort Worth, Texas; one special niece, Cynthia Kearns-Wilczewske and her husband, Gene; and two special nephews, Stephen Kearns and his wife, Kate, and Kenneth Kearns and his wife, Debbie. Gerry was predeceased by her parents; a sister, Naomi Bartlett Kearns; and a nephew, Richard Kearns. Gerry was a loving mother who was devoted to her family.
Relatives and friends are invited to call 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, with the Rev. Dr. Rex H. Garrett, officiating. Interment will be in the City section of Mount Hope Cemetery. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor, following the interment. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.