Geraldine "Geri", beloved wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, passed away peacefully at home on the morning of Wednesday, February 26, 2020, with family at her side.
Proud of her Irish, Catholic heritage, Geri was born to Calvin and Mary Lewis of San Francisco, in September 1938. She was the younger sister to Calvin Lewis Jr. Her family lived in San Francisco, the Portola District, San Bruno Avenue (the Road); where Geri graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy (ICA) in 1955. During her senior year of high school, she met her future husband, Len Chiechi. Together they raised their three children in Daily City, CA. She took pride in her role as a stay-at-home mom and homemaker. She never missed an opportunity to chaperone field trips, volunteer in classrooms, attend performances, events, etc. She was friends to her children's friends and lovingly referred to by them as "Mrs. C".
In 2005, Len and Geri relocated to Antioch, CA. This move brought great joy to Geri as she was in close vicinity to her seven grandchild, enabling her to enjoy their many events as their #1 fan; camera and camcorder always in hand. Smiles are always had when seeing a slide show, VHS tape or the (literally) thousands of pictures saved.
Geri will be sorely missed by her husband of 63 years, Len Chiechi, devoted children, Len, Sharon, Stephen, daughter in-law Anne Kohlbeck Chiechi, son in-law Mark Bandy, grandchildren, Lenny, wife Julie, Josh, Stephen, wife Katherine, Chelsea, Gina, and Brittany, great grandchildren Hailey, Brianna, Trinity, Lenny the 4th and Cassidy. She was a loving aunt to Michael and Vicki Chiechi, Pat and Gi Chiechi, Ken and Kathy Perotti, and their children. Family was Geri's everything and she will be immeasurably missed.
We know how hard you wanted to win this battle mom. We are grateful for your example of courage and strength you showed gracefully, selflessly to all.
A mass service will be held at St. Ignatius Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch, CA on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 10:30am. All are welcome.
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