Geraldine Carlage
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Geraldine Carlage

May 03, 1947 - September 08, 2010

Geraldine Carlage

May 03, 1947 - September 08, 2010

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Obituary for Geraldine Carlage

CLERMONT, FL-Geraldine L. “Gerri” (Bellerose) Carlage, 63, of Clermont and formerly of Putnam, died Wednesday, September 8, 2010 in the Mike Conley Hospice House, Clermont, following a short illness.



She leaves her husband of 40 years, Fred P. Carlage; her two children, John P. “Jay” Carlage of New Hampshire and Lauren Brown and her husband Tom of Clermont, FL; her brother, Lawrence J. Bellerose and his wife Arlene of Clermont; her sister-in-law, Dorothy Smolen and her husband William of Putnam, CT; her two grandchildren, Austin P. Wheeler and Mikayla M. Brown; 2 nieces and 3 nephews and six grand nieces and nephews. She was born in Webster, daughter of the late Laurent O. and Rita R. (Hamel) Bellerose and lived in Putnam for most of her life, before moving to Florida in 2002. She graduated from the former Putnam Catholic Academy, Putnam and the former Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Worcester.



Gerri retired as the ICU charge nurse at Day Kimball Hospital, Putnam, where she had worked for more than 35 years. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Clermont and a former member of Saint Mary Church of the Visitation Parish, Putnam. She enjoyed reading, playing bingo and spending time with her grandchildren and her family.



Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, September 15th from 5-8 PM in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church Street, Putnam. Her funeral will be held on Thursday, September 16th at 9:30 from the funeral will with a Mass celebrated at 10:30 AM in Saint Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence Street, Putnam. Burial will follow in Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Putnam.


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