Herkimer - Geraldine Elnora "Geri" (Hopkinson) Arsenault, 75, of Herkimer passed away on Friday January 22, 2021.
She was born December 27, 1945 the daughter of the late George G. and Florence (Jordan) Hopkinson and was a graduate of Houghton Academy.
Geri was married to Leo Arsenault, Sr. on January 21, 1967.The couple shared a blessed union of 41 years until the passing of Leo on March 8, 2008.
Until her retirement, Geri was employed at Salada Tea in Little Falls, NY.
Geri was such a loving and kind person. She had a special way of always making you laugh and smile.
Her Faith in Jesus was her guiding light, and she was never ashamed to share that Love with anyone she met and knew. She would give freely of everything she had to anyone in need even if it were the shirt she was wearing or the food she was eating. Anyone who knew her knew she was a faithful, kind, friendly, loving, caring, thoughtful, and considerate daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be missed dearly.
Geri’s favorite thing was writing loving cards and letters to everyone she knew. She believed it would brighten your day to open your mailbox and find a loving letter inside. She would always put pictures inside the card of your favorite things. And you might even find money tucked in behind a picture once in a while. She would always say everyone can always use a couple extra bucks. It was always a surprise to open a letter and see what she put inside this time. This is something we all will miss very much!
Geri loved to go out to eat (especially “Yetty's spaghetti”) and was always willing to share meals with everyone and anyone. She believed in the importance of being together and that the perfect time to do that was over a family meal.
She was the perfect example of how important it is to love Jesus, love life, love your family and friends, always stay in touch with one another, laugh, and spend as much time together as possible.
Survivors include her children, Michael & Linda Arsenault of Jonesboro TN, Daniel & Cindy Arsenault of Ilion NY, Leo Arsenault Jr. & Mary Jackson of Ilion NY, Richard & Marianne Arsenault of Stitteville NY, John & Sheri Arsenault of Newport NY, Mark Arsenault of Newport NY and Jodi Karla of Herkimer NY, Jerilynn & Patrick Creedon of Stuart FL and Matthew & Tiffany Arsenault of Herkimer NY; her grandchildren, Melissa & Ramon Gonzalez, Brian & Amber Arsenault, Brandon Arsenault, Amy & Luke Condon, Jessica Arsenault-Rivenberg, Seth Arsenault & Sarah, Alison & Tony Sinkevich, Benjamin Bartlett & Amanda, Elise & Aaron Pereira, Nicholas Arsenault, Johnny Arsenault, Jerimiah Arsenault, Tyler & Jennie Arsenault, Kyle Arsenault, Patrick & Lisa Creedon, Matthew & Amanda Creedon, Stephen & Rachel Piseck, Joni & Timothy Peterson, Andrew Piseck, Mary Rose Creedon, Dakota Arsenault and Madison Arsenault, 17 great grandsons, 9 great granddaughters, 1 great great grandson; a sister Rosalyn & Russell Gmelin of Fort Plain NY, very special life-long friend Jeanne & George Gottung & family, and so many, many more loving relatives and family friends to mention, but all loved unconditionally by her.
A very special thank you to Mindy Brandt and Cindy Hopkinson (Geri’s Niece) who took extra special care of her and put up with all her silly antics. We appreciate you very, very much.
She was pre-deceased by 2 Brothers George Abram Hopkinson & Wendell Hopkinson Sr. and 2 Sisters Shirley Hopkinson & Carolyn Edick.
A memorial mass will be held later in the spring at a time to be announced at the Church of Sts. Anthony and Joseph in Herkimer, NY. Burial will take place at St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Newport, NY. Arrangements are under the caring guidance of the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, (next to NBT Bank), 527 East Albany St., Herkimer, NY.
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