Gail B. Wiersma
January 27, 1943 – November 18, 2020
Gail Barbara Wiersma, 77, of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly on November 18, 2020 at Bayfront Health Seven Rivers Medical Center, Crystal River, Florida. Gail was born on January 27, 1943 in Whitinsville, Massachusetts to Jenny (Chiras) Guyette and James J. Guyette, who preceeded her in death. She is also preceeded in death by her granddaughter, Naomi Neal, and her step-grandson, Kevin Wiersma, Jr.
Gail grew up in Whitinsville, Massachusetts and attended Northbridge High School. She was an active member of the Northbridge High School Class of 1961 Reunion Committee for many years. She greatly enjoyed using her exceptional organizational skills to ensure a good time for all her classmates and friends, hosting many meetings and gatherings in her home. Gail was also a member of the swim team at the Whitinsville Community Center throughout her high school years. Gail drove a school bus during the grade school years of her children, and all the students loved her and thought of her as a second Mom. Gail later worked in the administrative end of L.W. Tank Repair, Inc. in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, retiring to enjoy the beautiful home she shared with her loving Husband of 39 years, Leonard Wiersma. Gail enjoyed cooking for her family, travelling, gardening, boating, RVing, and antique car shows with her husband, Lenny. She was an interior designer at heart, and loved remodeling and always making things better and more beautiful. Her gardens were her pride and joy (aside from her family that is!) and she loved having large gatherings of family and friends around the pool in the Massachusetts summers. She recently moved with her Husband to Beverly Hills, Florida in 2019 and was looking forward to beautifying that home as a new challenge. She was always on the go, and always had a smile on her face. She was endeared by everyone who met her and she was always willing to give a helping hand.
Gail leaves cherished memories of her life with her four children: Michelle R. Cadorette, and her husband, Joseph of Douglas, Massachusetts; Michael R. Houle, of Northbridge, Massachusetts; Donna M. Elms of Warminster, PA; and Debra L. Houle, of Gloucester, Massachusetts; her three step-children Kevin Wiersma, and his Wife, Bonnie, of Hollywood, Maryland; Brent Wiersma, and his Wife, Lisa, of Uxbridge, Massachusetts; and Patricia Elias, and her Husband Aldo, of Keller, Texas; nine grandchildren: Nicole and Nathan Legassey, and Travis Laliberty, Kim and Alyson Houle, Herman Neal and Autumn Elms, Samara Houle, Brianna, Sophie and Benjamin Wiersma, Lauron Wiersma, step-grandchildren Heather Lapore and Shane Mynes; 6 great-grandchildren, many cousins, and many, many close friends.
Gail was a member of the Pleasant Street Christian Reformed Church in Whitinsville, Massachusetts until recently moving to Beverly Hills, Florida.
A visitation will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Fero Funeral Home, 5955 Lecanto Hwy., Beverly Hills, Florida 34465, and will be limited to 32 people in accordance with state and local Covid-19 guidelines. A service will be held at 3:00 pm at Fero Funeral Home.
Condolences and memories may be shared at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/beverly-hills-fl/gail-wiersma-9911322 .
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pleasant Street Christian Reformed at 25 Cross Street, Whitinsville, MA 01588.
A service will be held at 3:00 pm Friday, 11/27. For those who are unable to attend in person, there will be a simultaneous virtual service which can be accessed by going to the following link: https://us05web.zoom.us/j/7551759047?pwd=aCs4QzFmSmEwZXlQUmJSbko4NEJxQT09 Meeting ID: 755 175 9047 Passcode: Gail
Friday, November 27, 2020
Friday, November 27, 2020
Gail B. Wiersma
November 27, 2020
Gail was a good friend. We had a lot of laughs over the years. Her perfect smile will always be remembered. Lenny and Gail made a great partnership always helping others.
November 20, 2020
Gail was like a second mother to me for the five years I lived in Massachusetts. She was exactly what I needed when my husband and I brought two little boys into this world. We lived 14 hours from my parents and three days from Andrew’s parents. She always let me come downstairs and bother her. She loved our family like her own and she will always hold a special place in my heart. My prayers are with Lenny and your family as you walk through this difficult part of the journey. I’ve had this picture in my home for the past 20 years to remind me of God’s faithfulness and how he took care of me those five years. Love you Lenny. We will miss Gail greatly.