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Rosalyn Gerard

April 19, 1937 — July 10, 2022


Rosalyn M. Gerard, 85, of Harrisburg, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2022 at Atrium Health Cabarrus in Concord.

Mrs. Gerard was born April 19, 1937 in Raritan, New Jersey to the late Joseph Areminski and the late Marie Cimino Antos.

Rosalyn grew up in Manville, NJ and attended Bound Brook High School. After graduating she was employed by American Cyanamid company where she met and married Robert Gerard. Shortly afterward they bought a house in Manville, NJ and had three sons, a dog, and multiple cats. Rosalyn loved her pets. She was an extraordinary homemaker and loved to cook and bake as she raised her three boys. She even performed some modeling on the side for a short time. Eventually Robert’s job took them to Harrisburg, NC where they eventually retired. During that time Rosalyn made many close friends and performed charitable work for the church. She enjoyed her home and the community where she lived. She was an avid reader and was seldom seen without a book in her hand. She had a kind soul and would do anything for others. She was a loving mother and grandmother and was always there for her family. She will be missed each and every day.

The Memorial will be held at Hartsell Funeral Home of Harrisburg, 12115 University City Blvd. Harrisburg, NC on August 20th. The family will receive friends from 1pm - 3pm followed by a short service . Services will be officiated by Reverend Nancy Cox.

Survivors include husband, Robert Frank Gerard of Harrisburg, NC, sons Brett, Ross and Randy, grandchildren Anthony, Sarena, Jake and Nick and brother Joseph Areminski.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Harrisburg is serving the Gerard family.

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Saturday, August 20, 2022

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