Obituary

Gertrude M. Stumpf

10/08/1930 - 08/07/2023

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Obituary For Gertrude M. Stumpf

Gertrude Mary Stumpf, matriarch and cornerstone of her family, passed away peacefully on Staten Island, NY, on August 7, 2023, following a brief illness. Born in the Bronx on October 8,1930, Gertrude lived a fulfilling life that was brimming with love, faith, and service to others. She was a graduate of St. Barnabas High School in the Bronx. Upon graduation, she began a career with New York Telephone Co., where she worked until the birth of her first child. She moved to Staten Island with her young family in 1957. In the early 1970’s, she returned to the workforce, serving in the rectory of Monsignor Farrell High School. She then began a career as a bookkeeper at First Investor’s. Gertrude was an active member of her parish, Our Lady Queen of Peace. She served as a CCD instructor, instilling in young minds the virtues of faith and compassion. She was also a member of the Rosary and Altar Society, a Eucharistic Minister, and a committed member of the OLQP Mother’s Club for 24 years. Her strong faith was a testament to her character, serving as an inspiration to all who knew her. Gertrude was the cherished wife of Thomas W. Sr. for 72 years, and a loving mother to Thomas Jr., William(Kathleen), Mary Joanne Kling(Anthony), Eileen Devereux(William), John(Joann), Brian(Lisa), Anne O’Connor(Michael), Jean Fricano(Augustino), Kevin(Susan), and Colleen Bennett(Timothy). She was also a doting grandmother to 27 grandchildren and a great grandmother to 30 great grandchildren. She is survived by her very special sister-in-law, Barbara Stumpf. Gertrude was predeceased by her sister, Josephine Gibbons, and her sweet granddaughter, April Ann Stumpf. Gertrude had a unique ability to make each person with whom she interacted feel seen and heard. When she sat with you, it was as if you were the only person in the room. Her interest was sincere and genuine. She celebrated each of her family’s religious, educational, and sporting accomplishments with unmatched enthusiasm. Gertrude was a woman of exceptional character, whose life was a testament to her values of faith, love, and service.

Visitation is at Hanley’s Funeral Home on Friday, August 11, from 2-4 and 7-9. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Queen of Peace on Saturday, August 12, at 9:30a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John C. Chipura Foundation to benefit the care of John Hudson Dilgen.

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  • 10/30/2023

    Hi Stumpf family. This is Lois Fiore Falconetti (across the fence) on Oakley Place. I just heard about the passing of your beautiful Mom, from a former first grade student from OLQP. I am so sorry and sending sincere condolences to all of you. She was such a beautiful woman inside and out! She and my mom had such a wonderful bond. I have such fond memories of her and your whole family. I live in Sarasota, Florida with my husband. We have four grown children. Please give my love and sympathies to your Dad and your whole family. Love, Lois Fiore Falconetti

  • 08/11/2023

    Mrs. Stumpf enjoyed telling the story of the day the family moved in. She recalled, with laughter, my younger brother and I peeking in their kitchen window to say hello. (We we're excited to have kids to play with!) Our next door neighbor for 66 years, Mrs. Stumpf was a gentle, loving and kind woman who never had a bad word to say about anyone. I am saddened that she is gone and will remember her for as long as I live. My sincere condolences to Mr. Stumpf, Tommy, Billy, MaryJo, Eileen, John, Brian, Anne, Jean, Kevin and Colleen, their spouses, children and grandchildren. Rest In Peace Mrs. Stumpf. Sincerely, Sheila Murphy~Traina and family

  • 08/09/2023

    My heart is broken. Sending love to every one in your family as The Stumpf's we're a huge part of my teenage years. I was always welcomed with kindness and love, especially by Mrs. Stumpf. I'm so sorry hugs and love to all and the biggest hug to Colleen. Love you my friend. Rest in peace Mrs Stumpf ❤️🙏❤️

  • 08/09/2023

    Our thoughts and prayers to your amazing family. The Duffy and DeCarvalho Family

  • 08/09/2023

    Mrs Stumpf was one of the sweetest, kindest people that I've ever met. She knew how to tell a story and make it comical without even trying.😂 She was a gentle soul and will surely be missed. Love, Betty&Tom

  • 08/09/2023

    Our Hearts are so saddened with the loss of Trudy. She was always a shining light and delight to sit and chat with. She truly made you feel special and will certainly be missed, She truly made it easy to love her. With our deepest sympathy, saddened Hearts and hugs and thanks to Tom for sharing Trudy with us, we will always remember her warmth, comforting words and hugs . Love, Joanne & Jimmy Lockwood

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  • Sweet Tranquility Basket

    Sweet Tranquility Basket was sent for Gertrude M. Stumpf - 08/10/2023

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    Dan Esposito sent Bright and Beautiful Spray for Gertrude M. Stumpf - 08/10/2023

    Sending love, thoughts, and prayers to you and your family during this tough time. Love Danny Esposito and Bob Beers

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