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Geraldine Barbuto, 89

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Geraldine Belle Barbuto, 89, of North Adams, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at North Adams Commons.

She was born in Dalton on Dec. 27, 1931, a daughter of Hubert D. and Evelyn M. Kent Crew. She graduated from Pittsfield High School and obtained her nursing degree from the former Bishop Memorial Nursing School in Pittsfield.

Geraldine was a devoted nurse throughout her life. She was employed at the former North Adams Regional Hospital and then for North Adams Public Schools as a school nurse, later retiring from McCann Technical School.

She was a member of the Massachusetts Retired Nurses Association, a devoted communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, and, most of all, she loved spending time with her family, friends, and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her son, Robert Barbuto Jr. (Leah) of Plainfield, Conn.; grandchildren Haley Moreau (David Floriani) of North Adams, Robert Moreau (Julia) of North Adams, and Marc Moreau (Mykayla Parisi) of Pittsfield. She also leaves great-grandchildren Dominic Moreau, Jaxson Moreau, Aubrey Floriani, Eva Moreau, her niece and godchild Jeanne Morin of Pittsfield, her nephew and godchild Francis Dargie of North Adams, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Geraldine was predeceased by her parents, a daughter, Lynn Ann Swanson, and two sisters Marilyn J. Morin and Elaine M. Crew.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, North Adams. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Dalton. Calling hours at Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, Central Chapels, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, will be Thursday morning from 9 to 10:30. Memorial donations are suggested for HospiceCare in the Berkshires through the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit



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Heaven is a sweeter place now. I loved Gerry for her patience with people,her kind words and her knowledge.. I would do Gerry's hair after school on Thursdays and to this day I can remember the wonderful conversations we had together. She will be missed by all the lives she touched. Sending my deepest condolences to her family.
from: PATRICIA DUNNon: 11-30-2021

My deepest condolences to all of Gerry’s family. I spent many years growing up with Lynn and visiting at her home. Always a wonderful mom and I will remember fondly playing at the Barbuto home. May you all find comfort in memories of her love an kindness.
Cheryl Starr Boillat.
from: Cheryl Starr Boillaton: 11-30-2021

I want to send my heartfelt and sincere condolences. She was my School Nurse at Greylock Elementary School many years ago very nice and Helpful Nurse and Terrific Lady.
from: JOHN P GIFFORDon: 11-30-2021

My sweet Gerri. Always took such good care of me when I began my teaching career at Greylock Elem. Many wonderful memories of times shared..our annual Christmas phone call over the past few years. Rest in peace.
from: Karen Lefaveon: 11-29-2021

So sorry for your loss. Rember the good times her strength and her heart. She will always be with you in your memories. Hugs and prayers to you David and Aubrey. Love you all.
from: Cynthia Cottrellon: 11-29-2021

I remember Mrs. Barbuto as school nurse. She was always very nice. I would also speak to her occasionally over the years through my workplace and she remembered me from schools. Grammar through McCann. Condolences to her family.
from: Art Barbeauon: 11-29-2021