Geneva M. Terrio, 94, died Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Sussman House in Rockport.

Born in Rockland July 29, 1924, she was the daughter of Robert and Florence Stewart Henderson. She was educated in local schools.

She married the love of her life, Joseph A. Terrio, July 23, 1940. Together, the couple raised six children. Over the years they resided in several homes in Rockland, Rockport and Warren, until moving to South Thomaston.

For several years, Mrs. Terrio worked seasonally at area fish-processing factories.

In the past she enjoyed embroidery work and doing word search games. She was noted as an accomplished cook, loved her cats and more than anything, was devoted to her family.

Other than her parents, Mrs. Terrio was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Joseph A. Terrio Sr.; a grandson, Matthew Ames; a son-in-law, Robert C. Snowdeal; two daughters-in-law, Melaine Terrio, Nancy Terrio; as well as two brothers, Jacob “Jake” Kliewer and Donald “Rufus” Kliewer.

She is survived by four sons, Joseph A. Terrio Jr. and his wife, Faye, of Helena, Mont., Lawrence L. “Larry” Terrio of South Thomaston, Francis L. "Frank" Terrio and his wife, Judith, of Rockland, Robert C. "Bobby" Terrio of Florence, Mont.; two daughters, Rose M. Snowdeal of South Thomaston, Jo-Ann P. Ames and her husband, Thomas, of Owls Head; 27 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and many extended family members.

Geneva’s family thanks the Camden Nursing Association, Visiting Nurses and especially the staff of Hospice and everyone at the Sussman Hospice House for the exceptional care they provided.

A graveside service will be announced in early summer at Seaview Cemetery, Rockland.

Arrangements are with Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland. To share a memory or story with the Terrio family, visit their online Book of Memories at