Geraldine L. Frere

April 26, 2023
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Canandaigua- Geraldine L. Frere, age 72, passed away on April 26, 2023 at Wilmot Cancer Center in Rochester, NY.

Friends may call Saturday (May 6th) from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at Noon at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.                               

Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scout Troop 68, c/o  Jayne Wheeler, 3986 Middle Road, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

Geraldine was born in Canandaigua, NY, the daughter of the late Gerald Barnhardt and Evelyn Schultz Barnhardt. She was a graduate ofCanandaigua Academy. She married James M. Frere on December 18, 1970.  Geraldine was retired from the FLCC Bursar’s Office.

Geraldine was a member of the Boy Scout Committee. She loved camping, dirt racing, hummingbirds and Baltimore orioles; and was an avid deer hunter. Above all, Geraldine loved spending time with her grandchildren and brothers and sisters.

Geraldine is survived by her two children, Janine (Jeffrey) Vaughan and Jamie Frere; four grandchildren, Casey (Joel) Dam, Trevor (Natasha Bessemer) Vaughan, Dakota (Lily DeBrock) Frere and Chase Frere.

She is also survived by 8 siblings, Sandra (“Butch”) Helstrom, Dorene (Charles) Frost ; Veralyn Noble, Elaine Johnson, Roger Barnhardt, Robert (Sandra Hill) Barnhardt, Katrina (Michael) Calkins and Lisa (Scott) Smith; brothers-in-law, Richard (Jackie) Frere and Larry Frere; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Geraldine was predeceased by her husband, Jim, in 2015.

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Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Saturday, May 6, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2583 East Main St Gorham
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Memorial Service

Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Saturday, May 6, 2023
12:00 PM
2583 East Main St Gorham
Get Directions


Carroll Phillips from Canandaigua, N Y on Apr. 29, 2023

Janine and Jamie, I am so sorry. I really don't just know how to put into words how I feel. It is terrible that you have now lost a careing and beautiful person. Love you.❤️

Chris Watts from Gates, NC on Apr. 29, 2023

Prayers and thoughts to Janine and Jamie for Aunt Geraldine. Thinking of you all. Love to all.

Liz Butters from Marshfield, MA on Apr. 30, 2023

Janine, my heart aches for your loss. I'm glad you were able to be with your Mom these past months. Hugs & condolences to you, Jamie and the entire family.

Cathy Noble Clancy from Palmyra, N. Y. on May. 1, 2023

Janine, I’m so sorry for your loss. I went to a few parties with your mom & dad at your aunt Lynn’s house. Again so sorry for your loss

Marie McHugh from W Bridgewater, MA on May. 1, 2023

I am very sorry to hear about your Mother Janine. Your Mom, Geraldine is now at peace in Heaven, and forever by your side.
Until you meet with your Mother again.
Sincerely, Marie McHugh, DAVA Unit 35.

Mary Ann Trickey from Clifton Springs, New York on May. 1, 2023

Dear Frere Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Gerry, we graduated from school together and always had many laughs and good times! She always stopped in to the Town Hall in Hopewell to chat while doing her Town Clerk business. She was a special lady and all those precious memories will help all of you in the future. I am sure as you all remember the good times, a big smile will come to your face. Sending big Hopewell Hugs to all.

Cynthia Wallace from Canandaigua on May. 1, 2023

Wishing you all the PEACE that is with Gerry now. Great sorry for your loss. Judi Bennett will be so glad to see her????
They were great friends?

Kathy Maher from Weymouth, MA on May. 1, 2023

So sorry for your loss may she RIP. Janine my prayers are with you and your family at this hard time.
The Maher family

Rachael Kuehn from Marshfield Ma on May. 3, 2023

My deepest condolences. She was such a sweet and kind person.

Darrell & Karen Swan from Canandaigua NY on May. 6, 2023

Sending our condolences and prayers to the family. My cousin, you will always be remembered. We will miss you!

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