Last week we celebrated a very special mass in memory of Mrs Gelezinis. We were joined by her family as we prayed and sang some of her favourite hymns to Mary. The following lovely words of tribute were read by Jac, on behalf of the children….
‘Hello everyone, I’m Jac and I was lucky to be in Mrs Gelezinis’ class last year. She helped us learn, made us laugh and always put us first. I’d like to share some of the happy memories that Year 5 & 6 have of Mrs Gelezinis.
It’s impossible to think about Mrs Gelezinis without thinking about reading. She was always so patient with us when we struggled with a word, it’s a miracle she never lost her patience! Our time spent reading was special. She always encouraged us and always took the time to ask how we were.
I’m sure there is not one person who can remember making Peppermint Creams with Mrs Gelezinis. They were so tasty and she made it so much fun. If you were lucky enough to help her wrap them, she made sure we pinched a couple as part of her ‘taste test!
As you can imagine, Mrs Gelezinis name has caused a few of us some problems. It’s tricky to say, never mind spell!! She even let some of us call her Mrs Lamborghini because we couldn’t say her name, and she didn’t mind at all.
There aren’t many Evertonians in St Joseph’s. But thankfully for Matthew McDonald, Mrs Gelezinis was a huge fan. He can recall the countless occasions where they only had to rely on each other for the support they desperately needed.
Mrs Gelezinis has played a special role in our time here at St Joseph’s - from knitting, to giving the best advice, we always knew Mrs Gelezinis was someone we could rely on.
We miss you Mrs Gelezinis, we appreciate you and we will never forget you. Thank you.’