Obituary of Geraldine Winifred McKey
Geraldine W. McKey of Locust Valley and East Hampton, NY, died on September 16, 2022, at the age of 92. Born in 1929 in New York City, Gerry married Walter McKey in 1950. With their two young children, Scott and Carol, they settled in Locust Valley in 1965. After their divorce in 1984, Geraldine married Howard Crofoot of Glen Cove, NY in 1985.
While raising her young family, Geraldine earned a BS from Adelphi University and an MA from NYU. She taught Home Economics and Science for 25 years in the Glen Cove Schools and Yoga at the Locust Valley Library. Her students remember her emphasis on health and nutrition, as she inspired many to work in the food industry. The tragic deaths of her two sons, David in 1952 and Scott in 1967 led her to become a therapist and grief counselor, an advocate for MADD, and a lecturer on self-care and mental health.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and David Harrington of Locust Valley, NY; her grandchildren Natalie Harrington (Reid Pauly) of Rhode Island, Hayley Harrington of Locust Valley, NY; and Samuel Harrington of New York City, great-granddaughter Winifred Pauly of Rhode Island, and siblings Sharon Fortune, Frank Latino, Lillian Miracolo and Mary Ann Morrissey. She is predeceased by her sons David and Scott McKey, her first husband Walter McKey and her second husband Howard Crofoot.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Locust Valley Reformed Church, 115 Ryefield Road, Locust Valley, NY at 11 am on Saturday, October 1. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home of Glen Cove. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the Locust Valley Library, 170 Buckram Road, Locust Valley, NY 11560.