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Geraldine Kozik (Harvey)

December 22, 1934 - September 5, 2015

Burial Date September 10, 2015

SOUTHWICK – Geraldine “Geri” “Grammie” (Harvey) Kozik, 80, of Southwick, died on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. She was a retired reference librarian at the Chicopee Public Library. Geri was born on December 22, 1934 in Chicopee, where she lived most of her life, except for the past seven years in Southwick. Geraldine was the daughter of the late Joseph Herbert and Martha Aurore (Dompierre) Harvey. She was a communicant of Holy Name of Jesus Parish at Assumption in Chicopee. Geri enjoyed reading books, and traveling, especially to the Cape. She was an amazing cook, and for many years, she cooked meals for the homeless. Most of all, Grammie loved spending time with her grandchildren. She also made quilts for everyone in the family.

Geri is survived by her husband of sixty four years, Thomas J. Kozik; four children, Stephen Kozik, Stanley J. Kozik and his wife, Kim, Thomas J. Kozik, Jr. and his wife, Debra and Susan Pelletier and her husband, Christopher; two sisters, Marilyn Dering and Regina Bliss and her husband, Charles; a brother-in-law, Robert Kusiak; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Geri is predeceased by her brother, Frederick Harvey and her sister, Martha Kusiak.

Geri’s funeral will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015 from the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St. in Chicopee Falls at 11 am, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in St. Patrick’s Church, 319 Broadway, Chicopee at 12 Noon. Her burial will take place in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Calling hours are on Wednesday 4 to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Baystate Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, c/o Baystate Health Foundation, 280 Chestnut St., Springfield, MA 01104.