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Gail A. (Roberts) Russell
February 10, 1939 ~ December 23, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Ware - Gail A. (Roberts) Russell, 84, of Ware, died on Saturday, December 23, 2023 at Quaboag Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in West Brookfield.
Gail was born in Palmer on February 10, 1939. She was the daughter of the late Edward W. Roberts, Sr. and Mary (Ward) Roberts. She moved to Ware after marrying her husband, Charles Russell. They shared 54 wonderful years together before his passing in 2011. She leaves her sons Paul. F. Russell Sr. and his wife Marlene, and Keith C. Russell and his wife Mona; her sister-in-law, Jane Roberts; grandchildren, Ann, Ned, P.J., Danielle, Kym, Carrie, and Kristen, as well as 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-granddaughters, and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves her two long-time pals, Phil Hamel and George Stati.
Gail had a zest for life and a great love of family. She held many jobs in the town in the bookkeeping field. She started working full time after her boys went to school, with her first jobs at Nor-els and Jam printing. After that, she worked at Hampshire News, then in the medical billing office at the former Mary Lane Hospital, where she worked her way up to Patient Accounts Manager. After leaving Mary Lane Hospital, she worked at Cormier Jewelers, until deciding to take some time off to babysit her first grandchild. Later, she worked part-time for 11 years at the Ware Fire Department Ambulance billing service.
She then joined the former William E. Wright Co. in Warren, and ended her working career in the medical billing field at Brimfield Family Medical with Dr. Thomas Clay until her retirement. Her second love was doing crossword puzzles with her sister Karen and watching or babysitting her great-grandchildren.
Her family would like to thank the nurses and staff and Quaboag Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center for their dedicated care and love for Gail.
Her family would also like to thank the Ware Fire Dept. for their quick response.
A Funeral Mass for Gail will be held on Friday, December 29, 2023 at 10AM in All Saints Church, 17 North St., in Ware. Calling hours will be held on Thursday evening, December 28, 2023 from 5 to 7PM in the Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant St., in Ware. Burial will be in Quabbin Park Cemetery following the mass.
An online guest book is available at charbonneaufh.com