Geraldine Lillian Washburn, 83, of Warwick, died February 7, 2013 at her home with family members by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard R. Washburn for 55 years.
Born in Providence, to the late Ralph C. and Francis (Roach) Berker, Mrs. Washburn graduated from Samuel Gorton High School in Warwick. As a young woman she worked as the office manager for her father’s business, R.C. Berker Co. Inc. in Johnston, and later, while raising her three sons, enjoyed work as a sales associate at Ann & Hope in Warwick.
She was the loving mother of Richard R. Washburn, Jr. and his wife, Susan of Cary, North Carolina, Robert J. Washburn of West Warwick, and Gary J. Washburn and his wife, Pamela of Moretown, Vermont. Mrs. Washburn was also the cherished grandmother of Keith, Andrea, Elissa, John, Mariel and Julia Washburn. Mrs. Washburn was the aunt of Ralph Berker of Charlestown; and the sister of the late Ralph C. Berker Jr. and the late James Berker. She was also the former mother-in-law of Susan B. Washburn of Warwick.
The funeral service will be private. Donations to The American Cancer Society, in Mrs. Washburn’s memory, will be appreciated. Arrangements by The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home. www.murphyfuneralhomes.org