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Published in Concord Monitor on August 18, 2023
Franklin, NH – Geraldine “Geri” L. Sargent, 95, died on Thursday, August 10, 2023 at The Golden Crest Assisted Living Home.
Geri was born on August 18, 1927 in Andover, NH daughter to Harry and Elizabeth (Keniston) Taylor.
Geri worked for Arthur S. Brown Company for 38 years, she started as a stitcher, working her way up to supervisor by the time she retired. She started a second career in retirement as a foster grandparent working for three different schools at different times, Bessie Rowell School (Franklin), Paul Smith School (Franklin) and Belmont Elementary School (Belmont) for a combined total of 20 years. She is fondly remembered by many of the students in these schools whose lives she touched over the course of that time. Geri was also an involved member of the Congregational Christian Church of Franklin for over 50 years. Her church family was always very dear to her heart.
Geri is survived by her children; Cheryl LaBrecque and husband Bob, James “Jim” Sargent and husband David, Joy Jones and husband James, and Clayton Sargent and wife Kimberley; her grandchildren; Michael and Michelle Lombardo, Cindy and Robert LaBrecque, Jeremy, Nicholas and Katie Jones and Megan, Jacob and Ryan Sargent; a much loved niece, Carleen Fogarty Fontaine; her sister, Emily LaPlante; and many great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents Geri was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Clayton Sargent; her daughter, Jean Roth; and her sisters, Irene Ordway, Pauline Fogarty, Mary Jane Allard and her brothers, Edwin Taylor, Clayton Fred Taylor, Walter Taylor and Maurice Taylor.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, August 25th at 11:00 am at the Congregational Christian Church of Franklin, 47 S. Main Street, Franklin, NH 03235.
Burial will take place at Franklin Cemetery immediately following the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Geri’s name may be made to Compassionate Care ALS, P.O. Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574.
For more information or to leave the family an online condolence, please go to www.smartmemorialhome.com.