Geraldine Gregg

Memorial Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, April 13, 2024
St Aloysius Church
21 Cherry Street
New Canaan, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of Geraldine P Gregg

Geraldine "J.P." Gregg, a Respected Therapist and Cherished Mother and Nana, 1942-2024


Geraldine Gregg, known affectionately as "J.P." to those close to her, passed away peacefully on February 18th, 2024, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Surrounded by her loving children, Geraldine departed from this world, leaving behind a profound legacy of compassion and strength.


Born on December 7th, 1942, in Detroit, Michigan, Geraldine spent her formative years in Springfield, Illinois, as the only child of Jerry and Jetta Marrin. Within her large Irish and Scottish Catholic family, she was fondly referred to as "Jeri Pat." From a young age, Geraldine had exceptional energy and curiosity. She graduated with honors from Sacred Heart High School before becoming the first in her family to pursue a college education, earning a BA in Biology from St. Mary's College in Iowa in 1964.


Fascinated by life on the East Coast, Geraldine relocated to New Haven, Connecticut, in 1965. There, she furthered her education, obtaining a master’s degree in Immunology from the University of New Haven, followed by a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Columbia University. Throughout her career, Geraldine acquired numerous professional certifications, demonstrating her unwavering commitment to excellence in her field.


In 1978, Geraldine made New Canaan her home when she married Harvey Kaufman. Shortly thereafter, she established her private practice as a therapist, becoming a trusted source of guidance and support for countless families in the area. For over four decades, Geraldine dedicated herself wholeheartedly to her practice, counseling up to 45 patients a week until the final months of her life. The impact she had on her community throughout the years was evidenced by the outpouring of the messages she received in her final days, thanking her for all she had done to help, guide, and heal her countless number of clients.


Geraldine is survived by her children, Rachel, Adam, and Lauren, her grandsons, Jackson, Connor, Nicholas, Sam, Ajax, and Max, as well as her dear friend, Michael. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harvey Kaufman. Her presence will be deeply missed by her family, clients, and friends.


A memorial service in honor of Geraldine's life will be held on Saturday, April 13th, at 10:00 am at St. Aloysius Church in New Canaan, CT.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to her fundraising page at Memorial Sloan Kettering. The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the teams at Stamford Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and her caregiver, Nicolette, for their compassionate care during her final months.


Geraldine Gregg's legacy of compassion, dedication, and love will continue to inspire all who had the privilege of knowing her. May she rest in peace.


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