Geraldine H. "Gigi" Rodgers, a former educator and longtime Towson resident, died Wednesday of a stroke at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 89.
Geraldine Hardy was born in Baltimore and raised on University Parkway. After graduating from Seton High School in 1938, she work as a model briefly in Baltimore and New York City.
During the 1950s and 1960s, she taught kindergarten at Towson Epson Chapel School and at the old Woodvale Elementary School in Riderwood.
In 1941, she married Patrick A. Rodgers, an executive with Cloverland Farms Dairy, who died in 1968.
For years, Mrs. Rodgers lived in a home at Allegheny and Bosley avenues in Towson. She later moved to the Ridgely Condominiums where she lived for 25 years before moving to Brighton Gardens.
Mrs. Rodgers enjoyed golfing and playing bridge.
"However, she was a terrible cook but best of all, she had a fabulous sense of humor," said a son, Timothy M. Rodgers, of the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County.
Mrs. Rodgers enjoyed the beach and maintained homes in Ocean City, Tolchester and Naples, Fla., where she spent winters.
She was a 62-year parishioner of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues, Towson, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.
Also surviving is another son, Jack Rodgers of Lutherville; three daughters, Sally Glorioso of Rodgers Forge, and Mary Pat Pfeifer and Frannie Judkins, both of Ruxton; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two nieces.