Gail F. Martin – 73

MELROSE - Gail F. Martin of Maple Lane passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Samaritan Hospital in Troy with her family at her side. She was 73.

Born on March 9, 1940, daughter of the late Raymond George and Florence Elizabeth (Nellis) Lester. She is the wife of Thomas A. Martin whom she married on March 22, 1958.

Gail worked as a medical records clerk for the Eddy Visiting Nurses in Troy. She enjoyed the Saturday Night Troy Lanes Bowling Club and in earlier years she and Tom loved riding motorcycles. Gail also loved horses.

Survivors in addition to her husband Thomas include her children, Debi (Jeff) Dingman of Greenwich, Cheri (Joseph) Blais of Alamogordo, NM, Wayne and Sherry Martin of Schaghticoke and Kimberly (Gregory) Bruck of Nashville, TN., her siblings Eleanor Gambelli and Joyce (Bud) Bessette both of Watervliet as well as her brother in law Francis Martin and sister in law Jane Martin and her 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her sister Jeanne Wunderlich and brother George Lester.

Relatives and friends may call from 9-11am on Wednesday, August 21 at the Chase-Smith Family Funeral Homes, 173 Main Street with burial to follow in Elmwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers kindly consider donations to the American Diabetes Association,1701 N. Beauregard St. Aleandria, VA 22311 in loving memory of Gail.

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