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Gail (Wilson) Smith

July 28th, 2018

Gail (Wilson) Smith, age 74, of Billerica, passed away surrounded by her loving family on July 27, 2018.

Gail was born on February 22, 1944 in Melrose, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Arthur H. and Catherine E. (Davidson) Wilson.  Gail was raised in Stoneham and graduated from Stoneham High School.

Gail worked as an administrative assistant for GCA and Applied Materials for many years before retiring.

Gail married Robert K. Smith in 1979; the couple lived in Wilmington for a few years before moving to Billerica in 1982, where they raised their family.

Gail’s family was most important to her; she was a wonderful woman with a “heart of gold.” Gail was a Mom to everyone; whether it was her own children, her children’s friends or foster children; she loved them all the same.  Gail’s house was a place where everyone could go and know they were going to be cared for.  She took great pride in her home.

In her spare time, Gail enjoyed gardening and working in her yard.  She also loved to crochet and do embroidery.  Gail volunteered for the Fallen Heroes organization where she shared her talents to create blankets for families of Fallen soldiers.

Gail will be remembered as a loving and nurturing woman who was kind to all.  She will be missed by her family and friends.

Gail was the beloved wife of the late Robert K. Smith, devoted mother of John Butler of Billerica, Julie Sullivan & her husband Joseph of Methuen, Lee Butler & his wife Lisa of Lowell, the late Paul Butler, Cheryl Dissottle of NY, Robert Smith of Wilmington and Scott Smith & his wife Christine of Hudson, NH, loving “Nana” of Debbie Athey & her husband Matt, Cheyenne, Savannah, John and Wyatt Butler, Kaitlyn Butler, Kylie Sullivan, Kevin and Madison Butler, great-grandmother of Haley, Noah, Regan, Lucas, Isaiah, Keeley and Julianna, cherished daughter of the late Arthur H. and Catherine E. (Davidson) Wilson, dear sister of Elaine (Matcallum) Monte of Winthrop, the late Madelyn and Nancy Wilson, aunt of David and Daniel Monte.  Gail is also survived by her special friends Don & Wendy Jarek and Donna Wayman as well as many cousins and friends.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA on Wednesday, August 1st from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.  Immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00 noon.  Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

Memorial donations in Gail’s name may be made to Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Attn: Contributions, One Intrepid Square, W 46th Street & 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10036.

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7 Entries in Guest Book for “Gail (Wilson) Smith”

  1. Brenda And Ray Drolet says:

    So sorry Lee and family. Sending prayers for comfort and peace for all that loved her. Cherish the memories. Brenda and Ray

  2. Rhonda Johnson says:

    My deepest smypathy to My beautiful God Mothers family
    I know she will be missed and was deeply
    cherished! Love you all God Bless and comfort your family!

  3. Sandi holmes says:

    Gail was just like my big sister growing up in stoneham. She and my sisters were best of friends and she always watched out for me since I was the baby if the Bornstein clan. Love u Gail. May u Rest In Peace until we meet again. Love Sandi and Jimmie

  4. Paul Fyfe says:

    Julie, John, and Lee My thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. I will always remember the good times we all shared together with your mom. I know she will be missed.

  5. Timothy Collins says:

    My condolences to you and your family Lee. She will be missed by so many.

  6. James McHugh says:

    Dear Rob,
    So Sorry to hear about your Moms passing. My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  7. Sharyn Denny says:

    Condolences for your family. I will miss you Gail with all my heart. A few months ago we talked on the phone it was so nice to talk to you and share our memories we had of each other. You are so loved and had such an amazing life. I sure will miss sitting with you and listening to Country Western songs and drinking tea and when we were just school girls making pudding after school and to this day I still make pudding with evaporated mile. I will always cherish the friendship we had.

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