Geraldine Hendricks

Obituary of Geraldine Hendricks

Geraldine Claire Lockerty Hendricks passed away on April 20 at age 83 at Morristown Medical Center, peacefully and attended by her two daughters. Known to family and friends as Gerrie, she grew up in Montclair, NJ, and was a longtime resident of Chatham where she raised her family. A dedicated alumna of Montclair Kimberly Academy and Wellesley College, Gerrie developed an early passion for theater—she enjoyed singing, dancing, and acting in plays, musicals, and operettas. She loved exploring cultures, places, and ideas through travel, art, people, and politics. Instead of retiring after a career in fields ranging from travel and communications to real estate and insurance, she rekindled her interest in performance and travel, enjoying work as an extra in television and film and visiting her family around the world. Throughout her life, Gerrie was devoted to helping others and to community and civic engagement as an active member of organizations such as the Junior League and the Republican party. She spent countless hours campaigning, registering voters, and working the polls. An animal lover, she championed their humane treatment and rescue. Gerrie was above all a devoted and beloved mother and grandmother, family member, and friend. She is survived by her daughters Siri Hendricks Prater of London, England and Shellee Hendricks of Brooklyn, NY; her sons-in-law, Brandon Prater and Joe Santos; her grandchildren William Prater, Madeleine Prater, Henry Santos Hendricks, and Stella Santos Hendricks; and a sister, Nancy Hoffmann. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations in Gerrie's name to St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in Madison, NJ or the New Jersey Audubon Society.Visitation will held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Gallaway and Crane Funeral Home, 101 S. Finley Ave, Basking Ridge, NJ from 11:00 - 12:00pm. Funeral Service will follow at Somerset Hills Memorial Park Chapel, Basking Ridge at 12:30pm. For further information, or to light an online condolence candle please visit