Geraldine (Gerry) Norton Pinto died peacefully on Dec. 5 at the Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 92.

Born in Tisbury on Sept. 12, 1929, she was the second child of Carlton Ellery Norton and Hannah Irene Heikel. Gerry grew up and spent most of her life on Martha’s Vineyard, working for many years as a telephone operator. She married Reginald Pinto in 1969 and they lived most of their married life in her childhood home on Daggett avenue in Vineyard Haven.

Gerry loved her church, her home and flower garden, music and cooking, and her Daggett avenue neighborhood. After her husband’s death in 1990, she treasured her brother Alden’s constant companionship, and daily telephone calls with her sister Greta on Cape Cod.

She enjoyed good health until suffering a stroke in October 2017. She moved to Windemere that November, where she entertained staff and residents with her ready wit and good nature. She shared a room with her brother Alden for the last three years. Throughout her time at Windemere, she received the very best of care and was loved by all.

Her brother predeceased her by one week.

She is survived by her sister Greta Slade of West Yarmouth; a nephew Scott Slade of Marysville, Wash.; a niece, Sheila Jean of Kingsville, Tex.; and a nephew Richard Jay Slade of Hyannis.

Services will be private, with interment at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven.

Donations can be sent to Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, P.O. Box 1747, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557, and to the First Baptist Church, 43 Spring Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.