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Dec. 24, 1930 – Feb. 7, 2021
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Gerry Neky passed away peacefully in her sleep the morning of February 7, 2021. At the time of her passing she was a resident of The Commons Assisted Living in Manteca. Gerry was born in Chicago, IL to Rocco and Mildred Parrillo. She met her future husband, the late Joseph T. Neky when they were teenagers, marrying on September 16, 1950. Gerry and Joe lived in many places across the country, starting in Chicago and moving to El Paso, TX during Joe’s military service. Their first child, Joe was born while in El Paso. From there they moved back to Chicago, where son Michael followed by daughter Karen were born. They went on to live in Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Livermore, Pleasanton, and finally settling in Manteca, CA.
While in Manteca, they both served as volunteers for City of Manteca S.H.A.R.P.’s and St. Dominic’s (now Kaiser). Gerry loved crocheting, which she learned from her mother. She made many, many afghans over the years for new babies, family members and friends. Her other life-long love was the music of Frank Sinatra, which would often be playing when you went to her home.
Gerry is survived by her brother Joseph Parrillo of The Villages, FL., son Joseph R. Neky of Mt. Lebanon, PA., son Michael R. Neky of Modesto, daughter Karen L. Neky-Peters of Escalon, daughter-in-law Gina Pallotta of Modesto, son-in-law Laurence Peters of Escalon, honorary daughter Sherrill (Solis) Riggs of Brentwood, and dear former sister-in-law Jeanne (Johnson) Nixon of Elmhurst, IL. Grandchildren are Jennifer R. (Neky) Kendrick, Michael Rocco Neky, Stephen R. Neky, Josef A.M. Peters, Alexandra M.L. Peters, Matthew J. Neky, Sarah J. Neky; granddaughter-in-law Sherry (Steeley) Neky, great-grandchildren Nathan Kendrick, Hayley Kendrick and Shyenne Neky, and special nieces and nephew Vicki (Parrillo) Bacidore, Diane (Parrillo) Kinsler, and Joseph M. Parrillo.
A Memorial Service will be held online so friends and family across the country can view safely. The service can be viewed on Saron Lutheran Church’s Facebook page on March 20, 2021 at 1 p.m., and will be available to watch afterwards. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Assn., a favorite charity.
The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Feb. 24, 2021