Gage, Louise

July 14th, 2011

Louise M. (Tomeo) Gage, age 93, of Wilmington, died peacefully on July 14, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. Louise was born in Medford, MA, on April 4, 1918, she was the cherished daughter of the late Alfred R. and Angela (Cuneo) Tomeo. Louise was raised and educated in Revere, MA.

Louise met Louis E. (“Gene”) Gage, an Army Lt from Texas during World War II and were married in May of 1943. Louise and Gene traveled to various duty stations during his enlistment and when Gene was honorably discharged from the Army the couple settled in Woburn for several years before moving to Wilmington in 1951. Louise and Gene had a great life together, they raised a beautiful family,and made many wonderful memories over the years with their family and friends. Together the couple celebrated over 53 years of marriage before his passing in 1996.

Louise was a devoted wife and mother, she loved to cook for her family and cared for them unconditionally, she devoted much of her life to her son Richard who is blind and helped him to overcome his handicap in many ways. Louise also cherished being a grandmother and great-grandmother, she loved to have fun with the kids and was very proud of all their accomplishments.

Louise was an avid sports fan, following the Bruins, Red Sox and Patriots to many away games, she knew more about the sports, players, and their statistics than most, people were always amazed by her knowledge.

Louise will be fondly remembered for her kind and caring ways, her helpful nature, and her love for those around her, she was truly a wonderful lady who will be greatly missed.

Louise was the beloved wife of the late Louis E. Gage, devoted mother of Robert V. Gage and his late wife Marilyn, Richard E. Gage, Jeanne L. Kane and her husband Paul, all of Wilmington and the late William A. Gage, loving “Mimi” of Brian Kane and his wife Michelle, Andrea MacGilvray and her husband Paul, Jennifer Kane all of Wilmington, Angela Nimblett and her husband Robert of Winthrop, the late John Gage, and great-grandchildren Hayden and Julia Kane, Ashley, Ava, and Thomas MacGilvray, and Holly Nimblett, dear sister of Vito Tomeo and his wife MaryAnn of Las Vegas, NV, Eleanor Tomeo and Evelyn Tomeo both of Revere; sister-in-law of Emily Gage of Texas.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Route22 62), Wilmington on Monday, July 18th at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 11:30 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Sunday, July 17th from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Louise’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.


4 Entries in Guest Book for “Gage, Louise”

  1. The Gigliotti Family says:

    We were saddened to hear about your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. She always had a great smile, a little chat and a wonderful wave for everyone in the neighborhood. May your memories help you through your saddness.

    John and Joyce, Chuck, Maryann and Jim L., Florence B. and Joanie K. Gigliotti

  2. Andrea says:

    Thank you for everything you have taught me throughout my life, by the example you set in the way you lived yours. You were always so kind to everyone you met, always calm, always smiling. You inspired everyone around you to be a better person. I am so fortunate to have had you in my life. Nobody listened better than you and I’ll think of our many conversations often. I’m happy my children were able to have had some time with you as well. I will remind Ava how honored she is to have been named after you. I will tell Thomas all about you and be sure Ashley & Ava never forget you.

    So many things will remind me of you. I’ll think of you every time I hear a piano, every time I see a butterfly, every time I reach for a sweater, every time I sip a ginger ale, each time I go to the Cape. I loved hearing your stories about your trips to the Cape when you were young. I’ll continue to try and replicate your recipes, but it will never be the same. As a child, I took your daily calls for granted. You called each morning & each evening, always interested in each member of our family and how everyone was. If anyone was sick, nothing made us feel better than your chicken soup. I’ll admire you always. I will miss you dearly and cherish the memories. You are forever in my heart.
    Love, Andrea

  3. Joe D'Amico says:

    Louise was a good friend to my wife,Dottie. She made our time at Emerald Isle more comfortable when we visited to share a piece of candie. She also became my friend for the year I knew her. I will never forget that big smile.

    Warmest best memories,

  4. Renee Vitale says:

    Dear Gage and Tomeo Families,

    I was so sorry to learn this morning of Louise’s passing. I remember her fondly and think of her often. She was a loving and kind woman. May God give you the gift of His peace that surpass all understanding.

    Renee Vitale
    (Connie Vitale’s granddaughter)

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