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Geraldine Marie (Murtha) Spiess

July 16, 1953 ~ March 25, 2022 (age 68)

Obituary

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Geraldine Marie (nee Murtha) Spiess, age 68, of Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, passed away on March 25, 2022 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE.  She was the wife of Kenneth E Spiess, Jr., with whom she shared 27 years of marriage.  Born in Philadelphia, PA she was a daughter of the late James J Zecca, II and the late Geraldine Solometo.

Geraldine graduated from Saint Maria Goretti High School in Philadelphia in 1971.  She was a grocery clerk and shop steward for Acme Markets for over 20 years at the New Garden location before retiring in 2010.

She enjoyed working in her yard, cooking, and spending time with her family, especially her 14 grandchildren.  Most of all, she will be remembered as a people person. She loved virtually everyone she met.  

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons, John Porto (Danielle) of Oxford, PA, Greg Spiess (Sasha) of Kennett Square, PA, Andrew Spiess (Kelly) of Claymont, DE and Brad Spiess of Wilmington, DE; one daughter, Mary Silva (Bryan) of Petaluma, CA; one sister, Carol Pepe of Philadelphia, PA; two nieces, Carrol Schoenleber (Dan) and Linda Pepe; her sister in law, Denise Zecca; and thirteen grandchildren, Aalyna, Haylie, Andrew (Drew) Jr., Vincent, Jayla, Nicholas, Sienna, Caleb, Gemma, Mason, Aiden, Benjamin, and Karmina.  She was predeceased by a brother, James J. Zecca III and a grandson John Porto, Jr.

You are invited to visit with Geraldine’s family and friends from 5-6PM Wednesday April 6, 2022 at New London Presbyterian Church (old church) 1986 Newark Rd, Lincoln University, PA 19352.   Her life celebration service will follow at 6PM.  Interment will be held privately.  Contributions in her memory may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 1525, Ranson, WV 25438.  In memo, list In memory of Geraldine Spiess.  Or online at https://donate.lovetotherescue.org/give/  

Arrangements are by Matthew J. Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory of Kennett Square. 484-734-8100.  To view her online obituary, please visit www.griecofunerals.com

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
April 6, 2022

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
New London Presbyterian Church
1986 Newark Rd.
Lincoln University, PA 19352

Celebration of Life
Wednesday
April 6, 2022

6:00 PM
New London Presbyterian Church
1986 Newark Rd.
Lincoln University, PA 19352

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