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Gertrude Becker (McNamara) - Class Of 1948

Gertrude L. McNamara, 75, of Kenosha, died Thursday, July 22, 2004 at Kenosha Medical Center.

Born in Kenosha on June 3, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Paul R. and Hedwig (Hammache) Becker, Sr. She attended Kenosha schools and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School.

On Sept. 6, 1952, she married Dr. Jerome M. McNamara.  For several years she worked as a sales clerk at T.A. Chapman Department Store in Brookfield.  From 1973 until 1998, she lived in New Berlin, WI.  She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, of Kenosha; two sons, Jerome M. (Barbara), and Patrick J. (Renee), both of Franklin; six brothers, Helmuth (Margie) Becker of Kenosha, Ray (Ruth) Becker of Kenosha, John (Bonny) Becker of Mequon, Rudy (Jean) Becker of Kenosha, James (Linda) Becker of Salem, and Donald J. Becker of Kenosha; and five grandchildren, Jon, Michael, Kaitlyn, Shane and Corey McNamara.

Preceding her in death were a brother, Paul R. Becker, Jr., and a sister, Hattie Morris.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 26, at St. Mary Catholic Church at 11:00AM, with interment to follow at St. James Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church on Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of the Mass.