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Lila "Gerry" (Hadge) Cullity
September 9, 1928 ~ January 2, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Lila “Gerry” (Hadge) Cullity of West Roxbury and West Palm Beach, FL, passed away on January 2, 2023. She was 94 years old.
Gerry was a 1946 graduate of Cathedral High School in the South End and a 1950 graduate of Regis College. She worked for many years as a dietician at Boston Naval Shipyard and later opened and worked in the cafeteria at St. Theresa’s School in West Roxbury. Diagnosed with polio at only 9 months old, Gerry was the true definition of the word “survivor,” having also defeated cancer later in her life.
Gerry was the Devoted wife of the late Robert “Red” Cullity. Loving mother of Diana Cullity of West Palm Beach, FL, Geraldine Burns and her husband Joe of West Roxbury, Joseph Cullity Ret. BFD and his wife Jean of Wrentham, William Cullity and his wife Donna of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Patrick Cullity BPD and his wife Maryellen of Foxboro and James Cullity BPD and his wife Kayla of West Roxbury. Cherished grandmother of Garrett, Liana, Jenna, Jaime, Jackie, Jodi, Tausha, George, Jennifer, Billy, Ryan, Lauren, James and Skye and great grandmother of Shealyn, Rylee, Torin, Addison, Anthony, Madden and Athena. Dear sister of the late Katherine Hamsey, Frederick Hadge, Theodore Hadge and Edna Aborjaily. She is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.
Gerry’s Funeral Mass will be held at St. John Chrysostom Church 4750 Washington St. WEST ROXBURY Monday, January 9, 2023 at 11 a.m. Visiting hour will be held in the Church beginning at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gerry’s memory may be made to Cops for Kids With Cancer, PO Box 850956 Braintree, MA 02185 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, (stjude.org).
Gerry will be laid to rest with her beloved Red at Mt. Benedict Cemetery in West Roxbury.