Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center

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Gail Regina Kernan

September 15, 1936September 4, 2020

Gail Regina Teresa Kernan passed away peacefully in her home in Jupiter, Florida on Friday, September 4th, just shy of her 84th birthday. Gail was born in the Bronx, New York on September 15th, 1936 to Ceceilia and William “Bill” Brassington. She was one of six children: Mary Cronin, Ann Young, Beth Wentzel, Bill Brassington, and Kathy Brassington. Gail graduated from Maria Regina High School in Scarsdale, NY and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Immaculata College in Washington DC. She was married and had 5 children: Jimmy, Brian, Eileen, Bobby and Mary Beth. She later divorced but lived her life in a positive manner, spreading love and happiness to everyone. She worked at Reichhold Chemicals in White Plains, NY as an executive secretary for many years. When she retired, Gail moved to Jupiter FL where she spent the rest of her life. She joined Jupiter First Church where she became in active member and cherished her Thursdays folding bulletins with the “crew”. Gail loved Florida – especially the sunsets.

Gail is survived by her sister, Kathy Brassington, her brother, Bill Brassington, 5 children, 18 nieces and nephews, 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was known to her grandchildren as “GG” or the “Cherry Lady”.

Everyone who knew Gail instantly loved her – she had a great personality, beautiful smile, wonderful sense of humor and so much strength. No matter what life dealt her – she took it with a smile and forged on. Gail was an avid reader, she loved to play cards, cook, entertain and was famous for her “happy hours”. Gail had a real zest for life and celebrated her birthday for a full month every year.

Gail was a true animal lover and always watched nature programs. She had many animals over the years, but her cat, Scotchie was her best friend. We believe Scotchie was by her side when she passed.

Gail’s unconditional love, support, positive attitude, smart wit and wonderful sense of humor will be deeply missed by so many. Rest in peace.

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At this time, the family will be holding a private service but plan to celebrate Gail’s life with a large celebration at a later date.


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Jean Mallows

September 15, 2020

I was so very sorry to hear of Gail’s passing.
I met Gail about nine years ago when I became one of the Folding crew at Jupiter First Church. Gail welcomed me along with about ten other ladies. What a sense of humor she had...frequently regaling us with tales that had us laughing so loud that church staff would come in and say we were having too much fun - and demand to be told the joke😀.
Gail was also a wonderful cook and willingly brought goodies to taste and shared recipes with us all.
Gail was much loved by us all, and will be very much missed 💕💕💕💕 🙏 🙏🙏🙏

Ann M Simcich

September 15, 2020

Gail will be missed by all who knew her. May her caring and happy spirit, incredible sense of humor remain in our hearts. Gail was so proud of her loving and caring family. Cheers to a life well lived, pretty sure there is wild birthday party happening in heaven today🙏

Siobhan Hurley

September 14, 2020

Aunt Gail, I will miss your warmth and generosity. Making sure you were stocked up on my favourite snacks for cocktail hours and card games when I came to visit. But most of all I will miss the laughs. Your sense of humour and irrepressible spirit were legendary. “Drinking pants” and “Dressing drinks” have international reach now with all my friends here in the UK knowing the meaning of these. I raise my glass to you in one last “night night” drink. Rest well. ❤️

Sheila Stanley

September 14, 2020

One night Nan and I got locked out of our condo.Gail insisted we stay at her place for the night. We had lots of fun and didn’t get to bed until around 3 am. The best “ lockout” we ever had. Sheila and Nancy

Arlene Diamonti

September 11, 2020

So enjoyed working with Gail and she always had her spirits up no matter what and such a real joy. RIP my friend.


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