Charlene DeGeorge

Charlene DeGeorge

Wednesday, March 8th, 1944 Monday, April 1st, 2019

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Obituary for Charlene DeGeorge (Pepe)

SEYMOUR – Charlene (Pepe) DeGeorge, age 75 of Seymour, beloved wife of Milton DeGeorge, Sr., entered peaceful rest on Monday, April 1, 2019 in Griffin Hospital. Born in Born in Derby on March 8, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Leah (Harris) Pepe.

A retired hairdresser, Charlene worked at E.D. Adams Hair Salon for many years. She was a diehard NY Yankees fan, who enjoyed lighthouses, going to the casino and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband of 33 years, Charlene is survived by her loving children, Jesse Rallis of Seymour, James (Pepe) Brewer and his husband, Thomas Brewer of CA, Terese Ziemek and her husband Justin of ME, and Patricia Rallis of ME; step-son, Milton DeGeorge, Jr. and his wife Teddy of VT; brother, Charles Pepe and his wife Mary Lee of Seymour, and sister, Mary Auricchio of AZ; 11 cherished grandchildren and 1 adored great granddaughter, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will take place on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 West Church St. Seymour. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 8, 2019 at DIRECTLY 10 a.m. in St. Nicholas Parish Church of the Good Shepherd, 135 Mountain Rd. Seymour, CT 06483. Interment will follow in Seymour Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Charlene’s name can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142, Autism Speaks, 1060 State Rd., Second Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540, or to the Seymour Ambulance Assoc. 4 Wakeley St. Seymour, CT 06483.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 7th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home
    161 West Church Street
    Seymour, CT
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    Sunday, April 7th, 2019
    3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Service

    Monday, April 8th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Church of the Good Shepherd
    135 Mountain Road
    Seymour, CT
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    Monday, April 8th, 2019
    Fr. Tom Cieslikowski
  • Interment

    Monday, April 8th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Union Cemetery
    Derby Avenue
    Seymour, CT
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    Monday, April 8th, 2019

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Teresa Ziemek

I miss you so much mommy
Comment | Posted at 09:13pm via Condolence

James Pepe

Just a correction to the obit:

Please remove "James Rallis"
Replace with "James Pepe and his husband Tom Brewer of CA"

Comment | Posted at 04:50pm via Condolence

M.Cathy Manus

A poem for My Aunt Charlene
Death Is Nothing At All
By Henry Scott-Holland

It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we still are.
Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
What is this death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just around the corner.
All is well.
Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!
Comment | Posted at 03:15pm via Condolence

M.Cathy Manus

Dearest Aunt Charlene,
My heart is broken. Irreplaceable, beautiful soul. I will cherish every memory.
M.Cathy Manus
Comment | Posted at 04:12pm via Condolence

Why light a candle?

This is why you should light a candle..

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