Gerilyn R Brereton

Born: Mon., Oct. 13, 1958
Died: Wed., Mar. 22, 2017


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Gerilyn R. Brereton, 58, of Pohatcong Township, NJ, died unexpectedly at home on March 22, 2017.

Born October 13, 1958 in Newark NJ, she was the youngest of eight children born to Matthew and Florence (Lane) Brereton.

She graduated from the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ

Gerilyn was a dedicated recreational therapist for the Veteran’s Hospital in Lyons, NJ where she coordinated many field trips and activities for the veterans enjoyment. She used her creativity to develop programs that engaged the veterans at every level.  She took great pride and joy from her job.

She loved, reading, knitting, and movies.

Her family will always remember her as a sweet, beloved, kind-hearted sister, aunt and friend who, despite many obstacles in her life, remained extraordinarily pleasant and will be missed dearly.

Survived by siblings Matthew Brereton, Kathy Valenick, Raymond Brereton, Debbie Brereton, Joseph Brereton, Marlane & Ralph Roth, Al and Liz Jordan and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are private under the direction of the Noto-Wynkoop Funeral Home, 289 South Main St, Phillipsburg, NJ. www.noto-wynkoop.com.

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Denise Fredette
   Posted Fri March 31, 2017
Geri, I met you when you were only 11 years old and became your Sister-in-Law soon after. I will remember all of our good times, adventures and hours long talks that we had until you left us so suddenly. I will remember your sweet personality and your great laugh. You will be dearly missed. My deepest condolences to all of the Brereton family. Sincerely and with love, Denise