Claire C. Geslao

  • Born: December 8, 1929
  • Died: June 12, 2018
  • Location: Secane, Pennsylvania

D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall

2811 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008
Tel. (610) 356-4200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother


Claire C. (nee Pellecchia), age 88, of Secane, on June 12, 2018.

Beloved wife of the late Ralph J. Geslao, Sr. and survived by her loving children; Paul (Ilene), Rita Marie Roberts (Paul), Ralph J., Jr.(Carol), Theresa Cantwell (William), Elaine Locke (Richard) and Rosemarie Bacon (Cooper); 8 adoring grandchildren, 1 cherished great-grandchild and her devoted sister, Lillian DeLuca.

She was predeceased by her sisters, Rita Wagman, Marie Pellecchia and Jeanne Knoublauch.

Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing on Monday, June 18th, 9:30-10:45 AM at St. Eugene Church, 200 S Oak Ave, Primos, PA 19018. Funeral Mass to follow at 11 AM. Interment Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Lane, Memphis, TN 38105 or Lankenau Medical Center Foundation, Cardiology Fund, 100 E. Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood, PA 19096 would be appreciated.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Hi mona. Today is now 2 years since you have been gone. Geez it feels like yesterday. The pain is still very raw but I can except that you are In a better place a place where you deserve to be. Somewhere beautiful like you. Where there is sunshine all the time and happiness. No illness, no hatred just love. You were the best mom anyone could have ever wished for. I hope you are a peace. I love you and miss you.
Eternally your Rosemarie.

Posted by Rose Bacon - Cape may Court house, NJ - Daughter   June 12, 2020

Hi momma it is me Rosie. Just having a difficult day missing you. My world feels so wrong without you here. My heart is so heavy and just feels broken, I don't know if it will ever mend. I still want to call you and talk to you and I still find every once in a while I reach for the appt. Book to make dr appts. For you. Oh momma I miss you so very much. Please help us all because we all miss you more then you know. I am trying so very hard to get by. Some days I cant hide it. I just need to be alone with my thoughts of you. I love you so much and I miss you terribly. Loving you eternally,.
Forever and a day,
Your Rosie.

Posted by Rose Bacon - Cape may Court house, NJ - Daughter   March 18, 2019

Hi momma. No words could Express the hole in my heart and in my world. Time is not healing this wound it is just another day living with hoping you stay strong enough to pull through it. My God I miss and love you so. I was truly blessed to have you in as my momma and my best girlfriend. My God the love is so deep and true. Be happy, fly high, keep the wind under your wings. I love you so.
Forever and a day
Your Rosemarie.

Posted by Rose Bacon - Cape may Court house, NJ - Daughter   February 15, 2019


Hi momma its me Rosie again. Wow how time goes by. Well it is right before Christmas and I Am trying to make Christmas cards. Well that is not happening this year without you. Everything is wrong. I sit to start making them and your not there with me and I just start crying. I know you want me to be strong but I miss you so much. I just want you back. Life just seems all wrong without you in it. I love you so very much. I am truly trying with everything inside of me to be strong and be strong for Elaine and Theresa. Rita is ok. Paul and Ralph seem to be holding up keeping themselves busy. But you always said when I die you will understand the importance of a mom in your life and again you were so right. I hope I never disappointed you or daddy, yo are the two that I wanted to impress the most in life never wanting to let you down. I still don't. I am struggling everyday living without you. Your beautiful smile. God I miss you. Your friendship. I pray you are good and you have your wings fly high my beautiful mom fly high. Just please don't forget me. Because I will never ever forget you. I have to deliver biscotti now but I will write again.
Love for you for eternity.
Your Rosemarie.

Posted by Rosemarie Bacon - Cape may court house, NJ - Daughter   December 20, 2018

Hi Momma, oh my, how I love and miss you. It has not gotten any easier yet. I miss you more today then I did yesterday. I miss your beautiful smile and your beautiful face. I miss hearing your voice. Hearing you say "oh well" I just miss everything about you. Well tomorrow is daddy's birthday he would be 97 years old. I hope you get to spend his birthday with him. I know it would make both of you happy. What a great birthday gift for daddy. Well I just wanted to talk to you, I miss you so much my heart aches everyday. I wake up crying wanting to see you. I cry every morning and every evening for
you. I cant help it. I still miss you so much I still want to call you and talk to you. I love you so much momma. You are still my baby.
All of my heart eternally.
Love forever
Your Rosemarie. .

Posted by Rosemarie Bacon - Cape may Court house, NJ - daughter   November 05, 2018

Hi momma. There is not a day that goes by that I dont miss you. God help me this is awful. This feeling of a void. My life is so altered. You were such an inspiration even though there were days I didnt know just what to do with you..oh boy.... but one thing I know unconditionally I loved you. You were my best girlfriend, confidant, and partner in crime and there wasn't a day in my life that I didnt have you to share all of that with. I miss you, I miss your smile your silliness and your ability to make me think positive even when there was more negative. I miss calling you 5-10 times a day for everything and I think Chicie misses you to. I love you so much I pray for you to be with daddy and be happy. I hope you get to see your mom, dad & sisters. I hope that you can check on all of us every once in a while. Losing daddy was tough and I love him so much. But losing you is almost unbearable. Please every once in a while send me a sign to let me know you haven't forgotten me and that you are here with me. fly free with all love in your heart.
I love you & never to be forgotten.
Your Rosemarie. 10/11/2018

Posted by Rosemarie Bacon - Secane, NJ - Daughter   October 11, 2018

Mom all I can say is that I am numb. I cant believe you are not here. Life is not the same. Everything is altered. My heart is broken and I dont think it will ever be repaired fully. I was so blessed that God gave you me. I could not have had a better mom or best girlfriend ever. I know you are well because I know you are in heaven. You were such a beautiful person inside and out. I was the luckiest girl in the world. I miss you so much. I feel like the pain in my heart will never ease and my mind will not stop thinking of you. Say hello to my handsome dad. You are beautiful and I miss you more than you will ever know. I often wonder if there is such a thing as a broken heart. I believe I truly have one. I love you and miss you more than you will ever ever know.
Love eternally,
Your Rosemarie.

Posted by Rosemarie Bacon - Cape may Court house, NJ - Daughter   September 01, 2018

Hi mom. It's me Rosie. God were so I begin. How many times can I write down how much I miss you. I can't take the thought of you not being here. I hate it. I talked to you about everything all the time and you always gave me your opinion and I would think you were crazy.i would give anything to hear those crazy opinions now. Just to hear your voice see your face or hold your hand one more time.koss your forehead and tell you I love you more then you love me. It has just been so hard. Not Having your smile here it's almost like God took a lot of the sunshine out of the sky. Please stay close to me even from heaven. Please. I will hold you in my heart forever. I love you to eternity.
Love your Rosemarie.
The wind beneath my wing.

Posted by Rose Bacon - Cape may Court house, NJ - Daughter   July 29, 2018

Mom hi it's Rosie. Things are moving so fast I can't catch up to my own emotions. Mom when you squeezed my hand and took your last breath I believe you saw God Weather that be my imagination or what happened I choose to believe you saw God. My belief is you are up in heaven with God and I know he took your hand and guided you to your new home and life. I know I need to not worry about you anymore but I still do. I love you so. When you left this world you even did that in a beautiful way. You are amazing. I love you forever and a day. For eternity. Love your, Rosemarie.

Posted by Rose Marie Bacon - Cape may court house, NJ - Daughter   July 01, 2018

Rita, I am very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. We are really never ready for their passing, & I wish you to remember all the kind things of your Mom to ease your grieving. I will pray for you in the days ahead.

Posted by Louise Wainwright - Springfield, PA - Family Friend   June 19, 2018

God bless as your family honors the life of your loved one. The fond memories you have will give you peace. With much love!

Posted by Terri Tyler - LANSDOWNE, PA - Friend   June 18, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember Mrs. Geslao from the neighborhood as a beautiful, thoughtful, gentle woman who always had a kind word, a sweet smile, and something to eat for the neighborhood kids. My deepest sympathy to all her children.

Posted by Celeste Koehler - Bridgton, ME - Neighbor   June 17, 2018

Mrs. Geslao was such a beautiful soul inside and out. I have cherished memories from my childhood because of her. I spent many hours at the Geslao home and will keep those happy thoughts in my heart forever. Thank you Mrs. Geslao for being such a huge part of my life. Godspeed.

Posted by Cindy Bowman - Glen Riddle, PA - Neighbor   June 16, 2018

Sorry for your loss - Tom Hanrahan

Posted by Tom Hanrahan - Upper Darby, PA - Coworker   June 15, 2018

Your mother was a sweet lady. Remember her and your Dad would come and have coffee with Ralph at work. God bless you all. Sue Kenney

Posted by Sue Kenney - Drexel Hill, PA - Family Friend   June 15, 2018

God Bless you and your family - Pat Elliott

Posted by Pat Elliott - Phila, PA - Family Friend   June 15, 2018

so so sorry

Posted by james knoblauch knoblauch - 33b whiting whing 08759, NJ - Family   June 15, 2018

So very sorry to hear about Aunt Claire's passing. She will now join all of the other loving family members who predeceased her, and they can continue to laugh and enjoy one another forever. The family was always so full of fun and life, and that will continue on forever in our hearts. My deepest condolences,
Teresa Burns (Rongione) -- Frank & Theresa's daughter

Posted by Teresa Burns - Westminster, MD - Family   June 14, 2018


My beautiful Mother, Thank you for being the fun loving genuine mother anyone can have. Your smile so bright, always made your eyes twinkle with happiness. Your sons are perfect gentlemen and your daughters are proper ladies because we are examples of you and dad. Thank you for teaching us to love and behind to each other. Thank you for all the fun times we shared especially our last trip to the shore. Seeing you in awe all day and night looking out at the ocean is priceless. Thank you mom I love you with all my heart pls give a kiss and hug to a Dad when you see him waiting for you at the gates. I will miss you and I will always remember your beautiful fun smile on your face even on a rainy day.

Love you dearly,

Thank you for your love thank you for

Posted by Theresa Cantwell - Lansdowne, PA - Daughter   June 14, 2018

We will miss her. We will miss her smile, her enduring love, her wit, her sense of fun. Mom's family was everything to her & she was everything to her family. The one thing that will not cease is our love for her. It will live on as long as, we who knew her, live.

Posted by Carol Geslao - Lansdowne, PA - Daughter   June 13, 2018

Mom thank you for being such a beautiful inspiration, wonderful mother and a great best friend. You are a beautiful person and I will hold you in my heart and will love you forever.
Love forever and a day,
your Rosemarie.

Posted by Rosemarie Bacon - cape may court house, NJ - Daughter   June 13, 2018

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