Emerita Geraghty

Emerita McManus Geraghty, 90, entered into eternal
rest on December 10, 2021 after a short illness.
Emer was born on November 16, 1931 to James and
Mae McManus in Glangevlin, County Cavan Ireland.
Her family moved to Westport, County Mayo when
she was seven. It was there that she met members
of the Gillivan and Geraghty families which would
prove to be fortuitous to her future.
Emer emigrated to New York City in 1951 where
she worked several secretarial jobs. She reached
out to family members of her friends from Ireland
which led to her meeting and marrying the love of
her life, Alfred Edward Geraghty, in 1962. They settled
in Gloversville NY where they raised 4 children
while running a successful law office.
Emer was a devout Catholic and in particular, a
devotee to the Virgin Mary.
Emer is predeceased by her beloved husband, Alfred
and her brother Liam McManus. She is survived
by her sisters Eva McManus and Ethna Viney(
Michael) her brother Herbert McManus, her sons
Sean (Marisa), Brian (Lisa) and Ciaran (Jennifer),
her daughter Emer (Jason), her grandsons Seamus
and Alfred, her granddaughters Aine, Bridget, Lindsey,
Juliette, Meghan and Renee along with many
adored nieces and nephews.
A calling hour will be held at Church of the Holy
Spirit in Gloversville at 10 a.m. on December 14,
2021. A mass of Christian burial will follow at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St.
Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be made to www.finocanfh.
com.

By Leader-Herald

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