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Mrs. Geraldine H. Zemis
October 20, 2021


Geraldine H. Zemis, a longtime resident of Andover and beloved wife of the late John A. Zemis, passed away at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill on Wednesday morning, October 20, 2021. She was 87 years old.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 12, 1933, she was the daughter of the late John and Helene Prall. Prior to starting a family, she was employed at New England Telephone Company in Boston.

Geraldine loved being outdoors and tending to her flower gardens. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She was a caring, proud and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She especially enjoyed family trips to the beach and traveling to visit family and friends. She was known by all for her sweet and friendly disposition and her incredible hugs.

In addition to her parents, Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Zemis, son, Steven C. Zemis and sister, Elaine McFadden. She will be sadly missed by her brother, John Prall and wife, Claudia, North Attleboro; her children Janice Sweetra and husband, Raymond, Shavertown PA; John Zemis and wife, Deborah, Methuen; Clare Igoe and husband, John, Atkinson NH; Geraldine Mandry and husband, James, North Andover; Dr. Joseph Zemis and wife, Kristin, New Philadelphia OH; grandchildren Rebecca Sweetra, John Zemis, Lee Zemis and wife, Cassie; Jennifer, Michael and Marie Igoe, Christine Furey and husband, Derek; Edward and Kimberly Mandry, Jordan Miles and husband, Daniel; Luke, Nikolas, Jacob and Samuel Zemis; great-grandchildren Zoe and Ryder Zemis and Drew and Judson Miles.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex Street, Andover on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 9:30 am. Calling hours will be held in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home on Friday, October 29, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and Saturday at 8:30 prior to the 9:30 mass. Interment will be in the Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover. For additional information, please visit Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, Andover, MA (

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390 North Main Street
Andover, MA 01810