Of Buzzards Bay, formerly of Mashpee, MA, died on December 9 after a long illness. She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth with whom she shared 52 years of marriage. She is survived by their two sons Kenneth (Chip) Anderson (Shannon) of Canton, MS and Darryl Anderson of Alexandria, VA and by three grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Bob (Clare) of Plymouth, and brothers Melvin (Sandra) and Jack and sister Karen all of Roxbury. She was predeceased by her sister Linda Miller. She leaves behind many friends including her closest friends, Shirley and Ramona.
Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, Gail was the daughter of Louise E. (O’Banyoun) and John J. Miller. She graduated high school from Girl’s Latin School two years ahead of her class and was accepted into Brandeis University where she graduated with honors. She continued her studies earning a Master’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania. She devoted her career to working with children as a psychologist, first in the Cambridge public schools and then in the Mashpee school system after moving from Boston to Cape Cod.
Upon retiring on the Cape, Gail served as a volunteer with the Mashpee Council on Aging Senior Center and she and Kenny traveled extensively to enjoy the warm climates of the Caribbean and Mexico. The family wants to thank the dedicated and compassionate nursing team led by Elizabeth Sanborn and all the staff at Royal Cape Cod where Gail spent the last few years of her life under their care. She was a beloved resident known for her friendliness, warmth, quick wit and sense of humor. Gail will be remembered by family and friends for her kindness and generosity and for always putting others first. She had a great mind and huge heart.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 14 at 11:30 AM in Chapman Funerals & Cremations, 3778 Falmouth Road, Marstons Mills with visitation prior from 9:30 AM–11:30 AM. Interment will be private.
For directions and online condolences, please visit www.chapmanfuneral.com