Obituary of Geraldine D. Poesnecker
Geraldine “Gerry” Della (Robinson) Poesnecker, 100, passed away in hospice care at Middlesex Hospital on Saturday August 22nd 2020. Gerry was born in Anaheim California on November 18th 1919 to her parents, the late Reno Leigh and Susanna “Anna” Robinson. Gerry is predeceased by her husband Captain Ralph E. Poesnecker and her Sister Velda Anderson of Bakersfield California. She leaves behind her daughter Susanne Cesana and her husband William of Glastonbury and her son Gary Poesnecker and his wife Connie of South Glastonbury and also her five grandchildren; Taia Cesana of Glastonbury, Traci Blake of Austin Texas, Bailey Poesnecker of Plymouth Minnesota, Eli Poesnecker, 1st Lieutenant, USMC of Swansboro North Carolina and Sam Poesnecker of Glastonbury as well as three great grand-children; Leo Dangla-Cesana of Glastonbury and Giada and Rocco Blake of Austin Texas. Gerry was married to Captain Ralph E. Poesnecker in 1942 in Las Vegas Nevada during World War II while Ralph was on leave from his duties as a pilot for the U.S Army Airforce. Gerry resided in Long Beach California while Ralph was stationed in India. At the end of the war Gerry and Ralph purchased a beautiful property in Lake Elsinore California where Gerry spent over fifty years raising her family and tending to the home. Gerry loved to cook and entertain and her large gatherings and homemade meals are remembered fondly by many. She continued to prepare delicious meals and desserts even in her last months. Gerry was very active and enjoyed training and riding horses, water skiing and was an avid gardener. She planted and maintained beautiful flower beds and always had fresh flowers on her table. Gerry loved spending time at the beaches of California with her family and was even able to have a special day at the beach in recent weeks. Gerry’s love for God and our Saviour Jesus Christ was shown through her Christian Fellowship and generous hospitality for others. A service will be held on Saturday August 29th at 10AM at the State Veterans Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane Middletown CT. The service will be held rain or shine and please bring a chair if desired as organized seating is not permitted at this time.