Doane Beal & Ames


Gail Nemetz- Haussmann

August 8, 1953March 30, 2021

Gail Nemetz-Haussmann, 67, of Osterville MA passed away on March 30th in Boston, MA. Gail was born in Hyannis to George and Elsie (Williams) Nemetz. Gail dedicated her life to the library, earning her Bachelors from UMASS Amherst and her Masters from the University of Denver. Gail spent 36 years working within Barnstable libraries and schools, and was most proud of her years spent as a children’s librarian.

Gail was preceded by her parents, George and Elsie (Williams) Nemetz, and her brother Geoffry. She is survived by her husband Michael Haussmann of Osterville, her son Geoffrey Haussmann of Osterville, and her son Evan, daughter-in-law Stephanie, and grandson Charles Haussmann of Marstons Mills, and many other loved ones, family, and friends.

A wake will be held at the Doane Beal and Ames funeral home at 160 West Main Street, Hyannis, on April 8th from 3-7pm. A private burial will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Hyannis or Cotuit Library Youth Services.

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Jane LeMonds

April 8, 2021

My dear friend, Gail,
You were like a sister to me. We met in Jr High , went on together through BHS and were great friends outside of school enjoying boating and skiing or just hanging out. We ventured out West for school at the University of Denver together and continued to stay in touch in our adult years . I’ll miss our frequent texts and phone chats as well as our Cape Cod short visits. I’ll keep you forever in my heart. ❤️

Mike, Geoff, Evan, Stephanie, and Charlie, you were so loved . She was so proud of her family.
Much love to all of you.

Jane Sederberg LeMonds

Susan Drew

April 8, 2021

I have known Gail for a long time. We went to BHS together, were in Rainbow girls together and always had great chats when I saw her at Osterville Library. She always had a smile and never said an unkind word. I was fortunate to see her great sense of humor. Her family was so important to her and by talking to her I was able to keep posted about her boys. She will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to her family and may all the wonderful memories you have of her get you through this difficult time.
Sue Bates Drew

Tara Johnston

April 8, 2021

Gail and I shared more than 60 years of great memories. Chicago,House on the Rock ,Kansas City to name a few.

To Michael, Geoffrey,Evan,Stephanie and Charlie,you are in my prayers during this difficult time.

Gail,you will be missed my dear friend.

Mary Butler-Minor

April 7, 2021

Gail and I were best friends through elementary school and junior high. We met before the first day of school and became fast friends. Gail and I spent many afternoons at each other’s homes. She loved coming to my house because I was the oldest of six kids and she liked all the excitement. I, in the other hand, loved going to her house because she was the only one and it was so quiet! We spent many hours playing Barbies and singing to Beatles songs! I also enjoyed many afternoons with Gail, when she was visiting her Dad. It was always an adventure and where I learned to make banana, butter, and sugar sandwiches! We saw each other at reunions, the last one in 2011. She knew my niece, Haley, had just passed away from cancer, and asked how we all were doing. Gail knew Haley from school and the library. She was a great advocate for literacy and libraries. I know she will be missed by many. My sincere sympathy to your family for your loss. May your memories help you through this most difficult time. Much love, Mary Butler-Minor and family

Lesley Jennings

April 6, 2021

I worked with Gail at Butner's for many years and then would see her at the library. She was such a great person. Always a smile and kind word for everyone. She's going to be missed by everyone who knew her. Karl and I are sending our prayers to Mike and her boys. We're so sorry for your loss.

Cindy Proc

April 6, 2021

I can't remember at what age we met, but Gail would know. She had a memory like a vault and she could pull any tidbit out on command. I admired that about her. She was fun, kind, and very proud of her sons. We did not see each other often, but when we did there was the usual update on my girls and her boys.

May you keep the best of memories always. I know I will.

My sincere sympathies to the entire family.

Cindy Proc

Lis Williams

April 5, 2021

My deepest sympathy to my brother Michael and my nephews Geoffrey and Evan. Fond memories of gatherings at our parents, and Gail knowing all the answers to Jeopardy!! Love and prayers to all. Love, Lis

Mercy McGonigle

April 5, 2021

Michael, Geoff, Evan and Stephanie my heart felt condolences to you all. I’m still is shock of loosing my friend of 46 years. I can’t even begin to tell you all the fun times we had from the first time I met her in the stock room of Buttner’s clothing store in Hyannis! Realizing we were the 2 youngest Buttner Girls and had each other to lean on, the laughter began right there. From our Wednesday night parties, our weddings. Our journey continued on to raising our children! From playgroup at the Centerville Rec to Boy Scouts, baseball, birthday parties. In the mean time, getting to work together again at HyWest! We would attend all the Buttner Christmas parties together every year from the time we left work there. The laughter through out our journey never stopped. I was lucky enough to have spend so many memories with you Gail. I will hold you in my heart forever my friend. Until we meet again, fly high with the angels😇

Jennifer Carpenter

April 5, 2021

Gail was my sister in law and although we lived far apart from each other our relationship began on the Cape many years ago. Getting together with our boys whenever we could visit, holidays, and family gatherings. The most recent was our family reunion in Buzzards Bay three years ago, and Evan and Stephanie’s beautiful wedding. She loved her family and was so happy to have the addition of her grandson. Brother Michael, those memories are the ones that count. Geoffrey and Evan, take comfort in knowing how much your mom loved you.

Janet Favreau

April 5, 2021

Oh boys, I am so shocked and sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was always such a wonderful parent at OES! I, not too long ago, reconnected with her at Osterville Library where she did story hour with my grandchildren , and then again at Cotuit Library as I had moved to Cotuit Bay Condos. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Janet Favreau