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Geraldine Margaret Rose Petrocine Killen

August 26, 1932 - November 21, 2020

Geraldine Margaret Rose Petrocine Killen of McKinney, Texas passed away on November 21, 2020 at the age of 88. She was born on August 26, 1932 to LeRoy Joseph and Geraldine (Durnin) Petrocine in New York, New York.  Geraldine graduated High School in New York.  She worked as a teacher for a deaf school before she got married.  Geraldine married James Killen in New York, New York at the age of 19 and then moved to the Dallas area.  She worked for many years with the Seperation/Divorce Group for the Dallas Diocese.  Her family will remember and miss her unique sense of humor. 

She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Reich and Diane Jourden; grandchildren, Jessica Reich and Cole Jourden ; and numerous other loving family and friends.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the Memorial Service.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas. The service will also be live streamed at on Geraldine’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

However, when the maximum number of guests are reached, those who would like to honor Geraldine and show their support to her family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle, where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ARF House in Sherman, Texas. Livestream link

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To Patricia, Diane, Jessica and Cole my deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother/ grandmother; she will always live on in the memories that we have of her. As my Aunt Gerry, she was always warm and gracious and a delight to visit with. Conversations with her what always entertaining. I will miss her deeply with great affection. Her nephew Sandy Killen Sandy Killen, November 27, 2020 We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and family. The Powells, November 25, 2020 We were both sadden to hear that Gerry had died. We knew her for more than 40 years, first as the wife of Jimmy Killen and later we visited her at her apartment. We and our children have many good memories of visiting and often staying with Gerry when she was still married to Jimmy. It is so sad to realize that both she and Jimmy are dead. I guess Carol and I are now at the top of the '''food chain" so to speak, with both of us over 80 and me dealing with two different types of cancer during the past six years. We won't be able to attend the funeral, but our thoughts go out to Patricia, Diana, and Jennifer. Carol and Vaughn Bryant, November 24, 2020 What a beautiful look so much like her Di! I’m so very sorry for you loss, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m here for you... whatever the need. Debbie Rome, November 24, 2020 I had the pleasure, honor of meeting and knowing Geraldine aka Mema for a brief time several years ago. At that time she still was very much in control of her charm, sharp mind and wit!! She was so gracious and welcoming. She had a heart as big as Texas!! " Requiem aeternam dona "Mema", Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei".. My sincere condolences to the family. Jesse, November 23, 2020 To Patricia and Diane: Well kids, it's been 51 years since I last saw you both with Mom. (Oh, that hot Dallas summer of '70) . Thanks for the hospitality back then. Up here, over the years, I heard how everybody loved Gerry. And, of course, I'll remember her and my cousin Jim (son of Bridget !) always. Adios. Henry J. Armani, November 22, 2020 Whenever I'm missing you Gerry, I also remember how fortunate I am that you were in my life. I wouldn't trade these memories for the world. Rest In Peace dear friend. Jackie Young, November 22, 2020 Di, Cole and Jennifer- you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know that Mema was so special to all of you - and to everyone she knew. She touched a lot of lives. You’re all so fortunate to have had such a magnificent mom and grandmother! Blessings. Christie Bliss, November 22, 2020