Wilma S. Genet

February 18, 1935 ~ April 4, 2020 (age 85)


Wilma Strickler Genet of Peterborough, NH died on April 4th 2020, being cared for by her three surviving children. She was born in Page County Virginia on February 18th 1935 just after the Great Depression, to Annie Elizabeth Shirley and Hubert Strickler.

Wilma met John Genet, her future husband, on a blind date while attending Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing in Connecticut. They were married on March 30th 1957 in Luray Virginia. Four children soon followed. Together they have lived in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and then settling in Peterborough New Hampshire in 1985.

Wilma had a long career as a highly respected geriatric nurse and nursing instructor. For almost three decades she served the elderly community here in Peterborough and then after retirement cared for her husband for years until  his death.

Wilma lost her husband, John, her first son John Genet Jr, and her first granddaughter Danielle McCormick Genet in the last 7 years. Wilma is survived by Jim in Murfreesboro TN, Joe in Merrimack NH, and Joyce Lapoint Genet in Springfield MA. Grammy will be greatly missed by her 8 remaining grandchildren Gina, Carli, Eli, Jeff, Brian, Nathaniel, Isabel and Annie. And by her three great-grandchildren Aislin Grace, Emmet James and Isaiah Allen.

A memorial service will be held at The Monadnock Congregational Church,  at a later date.   A private family burial was held at Pine Hill Cemetery in Peterborough, NH

In Lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Wilma’s memory to the Monadnock Congregational Church 120 Wilton Road, Peterborough, NH or Home Healthcare and Hospice Community Service, P.O. Box 496, Peterborough, NH.


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