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Georgene (Koessler) Knight

August 23, 2016
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Georgene (Koessler) Knight, 78, of Fort Myers, FL passed away peacefully on August 17, 2016 at the Lodge at Cypress Cove, Fort Myers after a brief illness. She was born on September 9, 1937 in Monroe, MI. She moved to southern California in 1958 where she met Thomas Knight Sr. They married, started a family, and later moved to Agawam, MA where they raised their four children. Upon retirement they enjoyed spending time in their homes on Cape Cod and Sanibel Island, FL.

She graduated from Westfield State College and was a teacher in the Agawam Public School system from 1974-1992. She enjoyed playing tennis during the summers and skiing with her family in the winter. In later years, she was a regular on the tennis courts of Cape Cod and Florida, learned the ropes of computers and the internet with ease, and took up acrylic painting at the Sanibel Island Arts Association known as BIG ARTS. Her paintings of the beautiful places she lived and people she loved will continue to grace the homes of her loved ones.

She is predeceased by her husband, Thomas Sr. and her parents, John and Joan Koessler. She survived by her four children, Thomas Jr. of Sunderland, MA, Paul of Marblehead, MA, Michael of Atlanta, GA, and Kristin (Keevan) of Princeton, MA, her 8 grandchildren, Lauren Knight of New Orleans, LA, Bowen and Sophie Keevan of Princeton, MA, Emma Knight of Amsterdam, Lenny Knight of Sunderland, MA, Dylan and Emmy Knight of Atlanta, GA and Cameron Knight of Marblehead, MA, her sister, Susan Lajiness of Monroe and her sister in law, Carol (Knight) Brennan of Agawam

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A private memorial service will be held by the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 4575 Via Royale, Suite 110, Fort Myers, FL 33919. Friends may sign the guestbook at



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