Georgette Tibshraeny Herro, 71, passed away January 19th, 2014 surrounded by her loving family including husband of 48 years Ellison Stormy Herro MD, children Kristi Mussallem (James), Ann Marie Hannoun (Dan), Frederick Herro MD, Jennifer Basha (Ike) and Anthony Herro DDS (Cecelia), and her sister Mary Tibshraeny. Born in Mesa, AZ September 8th, 1942 to Najeeb and Jean Tibshraeny, Georgette had three sisters (Brenda, Mary and Jeanie) and one brother (Jimmy). She was an elementary school teacher until marrying her beloved husband, Stormy, in 1966. Together they had five children and twelve grandchildren (James, Ralph, Marie, Alexander, Charles, Kristi, George, Elyse, Annelyse, Julia, Stormy and Ellison).
Georgette was a devout Catholic who served St. Francis Xavier Parish and Elementary School for over thirty years as a Eucharistic Minister, perennial homeroom mother, president of the Parent Teacher Association, and School Board member. She was a member of the Fashion Board of Macy’s, Brophy Mother’s Guild, and Cedar’s Club of Arizona. Georgette lived her life for her husband and children, and her hobbies, whether it was traveling, shopping, dining or entertaining, were always centered around them. Through cooking she demonstrated love and her endless hospitality.
Georgette was a leader and advisor to her family, friends and community, and was admired for her humor, strength, compassion and devotion. She viewed her greatest accomplishments as the professional and familial successes of her children. Those who were blessed to be a part of her life witnessed an unparalleled generosity uniquely coupled with a quiet elegance. She was an inspiration to everyone around her, and will be greatly missed and always remembered.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00pm, with a Rosary at 6:30pm, Friday, January 24, 2014. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00am, Saturday, January 25, 2014 all taking place at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.