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Obituary

Gail Marie Pinney Farrell

3/20/14

Lansdale–Gail Marie Pinney Farrell, 77, of Lansdale and formerly of Ocean Pines, died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Brittany Pointe Estates. She was the beloved wife of Michael J. Farrell, Jr.

Born May 11, 1936 in Bridgeport, Conn., she was a daughter of the late George H. and Josephine M. (Hicks) Goddu.

Mrs. Farrell graduated Phi Betta Kappa from the University of Connecticut. She was employed as a teacher in Pennsylvania, Florida and Connecticut for 32 years, retiring in 1993 from the Colonial School District in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. She was awarded “Teacher of the Year” for her efforts.

Gail was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale, and was very active in the Ocean Pines community. She was an avid reader and an accomplished swimmer who was a national qualifier for the Senior Olympics.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Karen E. Gardoski, and her husband, Ron of Kingsley, Pa.; Michael S. Pinney and his wife, Susan of Zieglerville, Pa.; Linda Pinney Sapp and her husband, Garrett of Fort Pierce, Fla.; Michael J. Farrell and his wife, Carole of Lansdale, Pa.; Linda A. Brobst and her husband, Curtis of North Wales, Pa. and Trish E. Baker of Harleysville, Pa.; 19 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and her sister, Sandy Schick and her husband, Robert of Liverpool, N.Y.

Relatives and friends may call after 1 p.m., Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Auditorium of Brittany Pointe Estates, 1001 S. Valley Forge Rd., Lansdale, followed by the Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Interment will be private. Arrangements are by the Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Gail’s memory to the Special Olympics of Montgomery County, Suite 203, 980 Harvest Drive, Blue Bell, Pa. 19422.   

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