May 30, 1925 ~ September 24, 2014
Geraldine (Bourneuf) Tobin, of Hamden and Mansfield Grove died peacefully Sept. 24, 2014 at Fowler Nursing Center in Guilford. She was 89. Born in New Haven she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Grace (Flynn) Bourneuf. She attended St. Rose of Lima School and was a graduate of Hillhouse High School. Ger was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, Father Taylor Circle, where she served as Regent, the New Haven Council of Catholic Women, St. Stephen's Altar Society and the New Haven Junior Women's Club. She was an avid Yankee Fan, enjoyed Sunday Giants games and loved watching the UCONN Women's Basketball. She also enjoyed her beloved prayer group and bridge club which she was a proud member for 56 years. She was the widow of Luke E. Tobin and was predeceased by her brother, Joseph. She is survived by her daughter, Ellen M. Tobin of North Dighton, MA; sisters in-law Frances Bourneuf of Hamden and Marion Tobin of New Haven and her grand dog Harley. She was blessed her entire life to be surrounded by her loving family and her many lifelong friends and neighbors. Ger will be remembered as the most kind and loving person you would ever meet. Her family always joked that if she ran for political office she would never need to campaign. Her friends were the entire New Haven phone book. Friends and family are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial, Sat., Sept. 27th, 2014 in St. Stephen's Church celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be private. Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Stephen's Church, 400 Ridge Rd. Hamden, CT 06517 or to the Recreation Dept. of Fowler Nursing Center, 10 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT 06437. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden.
Gerry Tobin was one of my favorite people in Mansfield Grove. May she rest in peace as she sits on Jesus’s deck with all her loved ones and fellow Grovers. Safe home and Godspeed Ger Save home and Godspeed
Hi, Ellen, So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We have wonderful memories of your whole family at Mansfield Grove. I think we watched one of the space landings with your family at your grandparents’ cottage…..we sure go back a long way. I hope it is comforting to know how many people love you and your family. Beth, Candy, and Kate (Grana)
My sincere condolences Ellen on the death of Aunt Ger. Ii have so many memories of gatherings in Hamden and at the shore. I am glad I got in a last visit to see her this month. She is now home with God and I am sure she received a grand, and well deserved,, welcome. Love, Patti (Brown) Girdner.
My sincerest condolences Ellen! I also have many great memories of happy family gatherings at your house on Franklin Avenue as well as at Mansfield Grove. Aunt Ger was a kind, loving woman and a great aunt. Kathy, Patrick, and I are glad that her suffering is over and that she is up there now I with God and Uncle Luke. Love, Joe Brown ‘