WAREHAM – Michelle Janis (Lambiase) Geist, 57, of West Wareham, died unexpectedly on February 10, 2021 at Tobey Hospital. She was the wife of Douglas Richard Geist and the daughter of Josephine (Ciano) Lambiase and the late John Lambiase.
She was born in Arlington, grew up in Hingham and lived in Dartmouth before moving to West Wareham in 1991. She graduated from Thayer Academy in Braintree and attended Quincy Junior College.
Survivors include her husband, Douglas Richard Geist; her mother, Josephine (Ciano) Lambiase of Wareham; her children, Jessica Geist of Somerville, Nicole Geist and Douglas Geist both of West Wareham; her siblings, John Lambiase of Abington, Nancy Morano of Upper Saddle River, NJ; Mary-Jo Lambiase of Litchfield, NH and Jo-Ann Lambiase of Wareham. She was the sister of the late Michael Lambiase.
Michelle was a devoted mother, wife and dog mom to her Weimaraner, Nora and her Great Dane, Oliver. She was the beloved cook at the Ansel S. Gurney House for over 10 years.
She enjoyed walks on the cranberry bogs with her husband, children and two dogs. She never refused a Russell Stover’s chocolate. She cherished time at the beach with her family. She was a kind soul, compassionate, selfless, had a sense of humor, loved to laugh, and always put her family and loved ones above everything else.
Visiting hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 2021 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham. (Appropriate COVID-19 protocol will be observed including the use of face masks, social distancing and wait times in line due to temporary limited capacity).
Her funeral is being held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Michelle’s memory may be made to Lighthouse Animal Shelter, 596 Hathaway Rd., New Bedford, MA 02740.