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Gail J. Bethel

October 9, 1938 January 22, 2019
Gail J.  Bethel
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Obituary for Gail J. Bethel

Gail Bethel, 80 of Hopedale and formerly of Mendon passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston surrounded by her loving family. Gail was the loving wife of her late husband, Richard Bethel who passed away in April of 2018.

She was born on October 9, 1938 in Worcester to the late Silas and Dorcas (Barrows) Dudley of Mendon. She graduated from Mendon High School in 1956, and received her Associates Degree in Secretarial Studies from Fisher Jr. College in 1957. She worked for the former Draper Corporation in Hopedale and for R.Bethel & Son Landscaping alongside her late husband, Richard, for many years. She also enjoyed decorating cakes, ceramics classes, sewing and knitting, but her biggest joy of all was her 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Through the years she attended her grandchildren's sporting events, dance events, school events, graduations, and weddings. For many years, she and her late husband along with friends traveled up and down the east coast and also enjoyed spending winters in Venice, FL.

She leaves behind her daughter, Susan Frappier, her son Alan Bethel and his wife Jennifer, and her daughter Tracy Norris all of Milford. She is survived by 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild, Anne (Frappier) Clemons and her wife Lindsay of W. Brookfield, Cassandra (Frappier) Taillacq and her spouse AJ Taillacq of Northbridge, Samantha Frappier of Milford, Ryan, Colin, Shannon, Erin, Logan and Taryn Bethel all of Milford, and Camille and Jacklyn Norris of Milford, and Jessica Norris of Millis, and Hudson Richard Walker of Millis. She was pre-deceased by her son-in-law, Gregg Frappier of Milford, and her brother S. Leonard Dudley of Uxbridge. She also leaves behind her brother-in-law, Ronald Bethel of Somerset, and her sister-in-law, Maryann Dudley of Uxbridge, and 3 nephews Bobby Bethel and his wife Betsey of Mendon, Brian Bethel and his wife Maggie of Uxbridge, and David Dudley of Uxbridge.

Visiting hours will be held Monday, January 28, 2019 from 4 – 7 PM in the Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, 42 Congress Street, Milford.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 11 AM in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

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4:00 PM 1/28/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/28/2019 7:00:00 PM
Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home

42 Congress Street
Milford, MA 01757

Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home
42 Congress Street Milford 01757 MA
United States





11:00 AM 1/29/2019 11:00:00 AM
Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home

42 Congress Street
Milford, MA 01757

Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home
42 Congress Street Milford 01757 MA
United States

Memorial Contribution

The Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

P.O. Box 849168
Boston, MA 02284

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