Geraldine G. Webb, whose life was devoted to her family, her church, and traveling the nation’s roads and waterways with her husband, Richard F. Webb, who survives her, died at home in Punta Gorda, Fla., on July 14. She was 82 and had been ill for the past few years, her family said.
Mrs. Webb was born in East Hampton on May 24, 1932, to Norman and Abigail Gould, and lived on Toilsome Lane while growing up. After attending East Hampton High School, she graduated from Skidmore College in 1954. On Dec. 18, 1954, she married Mr. Webb, whom she knew growing up and called her “sandbox sweetheart.” The couple moved to Port Washington in 1955 but continued to spend summers in Montauk at the home of her husband’s father, Richard B. Webb Sr.
During the summers, the Webbs traveled throughout the Northeast and Midwest on a Krogen trawler, which they lived on. They also took to the road in a motor home owned by David and Gail Webb of Montauk, her brother-in-law and sister-in-law.
In 1996, the couple moved to Punta Gorda, where Mrs. Webb was a deacon in the Burnt Store Presbyterian Church and a member of its handbell choir. She was also a member and past president of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, which provides educational opportunities to women, and was active in Meals on Wheels.
According to Mrs. Webb’s daughters, who composed a statement for the funeral service, “Her creative abilities were boundless. She could throw a clambake, sew a wedding dress, write poetry, build a dollhouse, and anything else she set her mind to.”
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Webb is survived by three children, Pamela Bunn of Hawaii, Wendy Kimball of Doylestown, Pa., and Holly Gerraughty of Duxbury, Mass. A brother, Charles Gould of Water Mill, and eight grandchildren also survive. Her daughter Lori Webb predeceased her.
A funeral service was held on July 18 at the Burnt Store Presbyterian Church, led by the Rev. Tim Stewart, the church’s pastor. Her ashes were buried at Fort Hill Cemetery in Montauk.
The family has suggested donations to the Burnt Store Presbyterian Church, 11330 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda, Fla. 33955, or to Tidewell Hospice, 900 Tamiami Trail, #111, Punta Gorda, Fla. 33950.