Thelma Gale

October 20th, 2019

Thelma (Henderson) Gale of Tewksbury, formerly of Reading, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on October 19th, 2019.

She was born in Prince Edward Island, Canada on March 14th, 1926. She was the cherished daughter of the late Channing Henderson and the late Ella Sophia Henderson. The devoted wife of Arthur J. Gale, mother to the late Dana Gale of Reading, Martha-Lynn Steenbruggen and her late husband Richard Steenbruggen of Wilmington, Kimberly Terenzi and her husband Vincent Terenzi of Tewksbury, Brad Gale and his wife Mindi Gale of Andover, Heather Bowen and her husband Jeff Bowen of Lynnfield. The loving Meemee of Ashley ( Steenbruggen) Staab of Lynnfield, formerly of Wilmington, and her husband Jordan Staab, Dana Steenbruggen of Truckee, CA formerly of Wilmington, Bianca Terenzi of Tewksbury, Dylan and Brittany Gale of Andover, and Delaney-Rae Bowen of Lynnfield. She was also blessed with two great-grandchildren, Sydney and Ryker Staab, who knew and loved her as “Old Meemee”. Sister of Aleah Smith and her husband George Smith of Reading, Shirley Parks and her late husband John Parks of CT, she also leaves behind her friend and caregiver, Renee Molinari. Thelma was a loving aunt, cousin, and friend. The love for her family knew no bounds, and she devoted her life to caring for others. She loved dining out, visiting with friends, and until a few years ago, could have been seen cruising around in her white VW beetle, snowball.

Calling hours will be at Nichols Funeral Home at 187 Middlesex Avenue (Rte. 62) in Wilmington on Tuesday, October 22nd from 4:00pm-8:00 p.m. and a Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday October 23rd at 11:00 am in the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St. (Rte. 62) in Wilmington. A burial at Forest Glen Cemetery in Reading is planned immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Thelma’s name to Boston Children’s Hospital, 401 Park Drive Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215-5301.


4 Entries in Guest Book for “Thelma Gale”

  1. Tina Greco (Terenzi) says:

    Sending our heartfelt condolences to the Gale family. Mimi will always have a special place in our hearts and memories.

  2. Lorraine Butler says:

    I don’t know you I’m so sorry to hear about your wife passing she is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family your are all in my prays always remember the good times you had with her

  3. Scott Flagg says:

    Gale Family,

    Many memories of your mom on Putnam Road! My condolences to all.

  4. Lisa (Moran) Mancuso says:

    Gale Family,
    We just heard the news of Thelma’s passing. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. Thelma was a lovely woman, our parent’s best friends! God bless.

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