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Gail (Braceland) Gallant

May 21, 1944 ~ April 5, 2019 (age 74)
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Gail Braceland Gallant
Devoted friend to all who knew her

 

Gail Braceland Gallant, 74, passed away peacefully in her Scottsdale home on Friday, April 5th, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on May 21st, 1944 in South Philadelphia and raised in Drexel Hill, PA, Gail was a 1962 graduate of Archbishop Prendergast High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Drexel University in 1966.  Upon graduation, she was among the first female Management Trainees for Sears, Roebuck and Company and remained employed with them as a Buyer for more than 20 years.  Incidentally, it was at Sears that she met her first husband, Richard.

Gail moved to the NY area in 1972 to work at Sears headquarters in Manhattan.  Years later, it was there that she started her own jewelry business called Crimson-N-Clover.  To the very last day, jewelry remained her passion.  In 2004, she moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, a desert city known for its spa resorts, superior shopping and reputation for active and loyal senior communities.  Ironically, her sister, Barbara had also lost the fight to Cancer in Scottsdale just one month prior. 

Gail thrived in Scottsdale (for obvious reasons) and it did not take her long to establish a network of wonderful friends and to meet her current husband, Mike.  Gail’s greatest joys over the years were socializing with all her friends, music, partying, dancing, pampering her dogs, the Scottsdale nightlife, and most importantly, having Mike sing special songs to her.  She also adored living by her nephew Peter, whom she shared a special bond with over the 15 years living in the Valley of the Sun!    

Gail was preceded in death by her former husband and best friend, Richard, her Sister Barbara Braceland Weed and her parents, J. Frank and Florence Braceland.

Survivors: Husband, Mike Gallant, Brother J. Frank Braceland, Nephews: Peter, Dan and Andrew, Nieces: Laure and Kate.

 

(Scottsdale Services)

Scottsdale Viewing: 4/12/2019 at 4-8 PM, Messinger Indian School Mortuary, Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale Memorial Service: 4/14/2019 at 4PM, Messinger Indian School Mortuary, Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale “Celebration of Life” Event: 4/14/2019 following the Memorial Service at Scottsdale Ranch Community Center

(Pennsylvania Services)

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass Monday, April 22, 2019, 11:00 AM at. SS. Philip & James Church, corner of Route # 30 & Ship Rd., Exton, PA 19341, where friends may call from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM Monday at the church prior to Mass.

Gail’s final resting place will be with her parents and sister in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery in Philadelphia.  

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to:

Helping Hands for Homeless Hounds

PO Box 1010, Laveen, AZ 85339

Paypal email address is: helpinghandsforhomelesshounds@gmail.com

602-410-0983    

EIN 47-2217463

 (http://www.helpinghandsforhomelesshounds.org/hhfhh-home.html


Donations may be made to:

Helping Hands for Homeless Hounds
P.O. Box 1010, Laveen AZ 85339
Tel: 1-602-410-0983
Email: helpinghandsforhomelesshounds@gmail.com


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