February 4, 1946 – March 5, 2020
NAHANT - Gail A. Woodhead, 74, of Nahant, born, February 4, 1946, passed away peacefully in her home by the ocean. Raised in Marblehead and graduated from Marblehead High School, she attended Whidden Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, where she graduated in 1968. Gail held a career position at Whidden Memorial Hospital until 1969, then opened and was head nurse of the Cardiac Care Unit at Boston City Hospital from 1969 to 1977. She was active with the AHA, once receiving the AHA award for community service. In 1977 she was recruited by Dr. Alexander and went to Lahey Clinic, first in Boston, then in Burlington, MA. She had a wonderful career there for 38 years in Cardiology and performing Cardiac Research. She was highly respected and devoted to all she did. She will be missed by all her friends and colleagues. Her friends would like to express their heartfelt thanks to First Light Home Care and Care Dimensions for their compassionate care at the end of her life. According to Gail's wishes, there will be no visiting hours and her burial will be private. Her Memorial Service and Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923 or via caredimensions.org. Arrangements are under the care of Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead, 142 Elm Street. To share a memory or offer online condolences, please visit eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.
- A Memorial Service / Celebration of Life will be held at a later date , Burial will be private
March 21, 2020
Gail was so very special and I am truly honored to be a part of her life. She was and will always remain the epitome of a professional nurse. She will always be in my heart. My life is better because she was in it. Patricia Baum i
March 16, 2020
Gail was a Classmate at Whidden Memorial Hospital ,School of Nursing.
As young women we all faced the many challenges of the 60’s.
We spent many moments in laughter, storytelling, diligent study , and supporting one another in our quiet small community in Everett .
Gail you lived a full life career and your Patients will never forget your professional,compassionate, and tender care to each you touched.
Your professional posture will be always be admired.
Rest In Peace now and enjoy the memories. You will be missed.
Donna Garrett Doucette
March 15, 2020
Gail and I were friends from the first day we met as student nurses at the Whidden Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She was the perfect friend to confide in and support you through thick and thin. She was my Maid of Honor at our wedding 53 years ago . Gail was the most elegant, classy and private person I ever knew. She was also one of the best nurses . I saw her several times at Lahey Clinic where she was so happy in her career
I will miss Gail . She is well represented in my memory of important events in life. May you Rest In Peace Gail.
ELAINE MILASZEWSKI -HEGAN
March 14, 2020
Gail Adrian Woodhead was a dear classmate of mine. We entered Whidden Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in September, 1963 and received our nursing caps in a Capping Ceremony on May 20, 1964. Several years later we graduated and began our nursing careers. I would see Gail periodically, many times at Lahey Clinic where she practiced nursing. with great dignity and professionalism. She was well respected and a valued nursing professional. Gail always had a smile to share and readily welcomed you. I am very proud to say she was my classmate and friend. She will be missed.
March 12, 2020
Gail was a mentor,friend & shining example to all of us underclassmen@Whidden Memorial,Everett,Mass. I never met anyone who didn't respect and admire her.She was an exceptional RN & as a freshman showed me "the clinical ropes". We enjoyed Harvard-Yale football each year Harvard played@home. Fiercely independent,private in her personal life,dedicated to her Aunt,there was never a doubt where you stood with her. To her #1 Barbara(BZ),Donna,Sheila,her classmates,friends and colleagues,my sincere sympathies on Gail's passing.May Our Lord heal your broken hearts and May she now be at Peace. Well done my friend,well done. "One of the Peanuts" Julie
March 9, 2020
I felt very honored to be one of Gail's caregivers for the past 4 1/2 months. She always greeted me with a cheerful goodmorning and a warm smile. I admired her courage and positive outlook in spite of all the hardship she endured.
Gail truly appreciated and enjoyed life. She always wanted to know how I was and what I did on my day off. Gail was truly a beautiful and a very kind soul.
I miss her dearly ♡
March 9, 2020
A little over 25 years ago, our dear friend, Gail moved in next door. Through the years, my family and I were blessed to have the opportunity to know such a wonderful person. She truly became a part of our family. To say Gail was a unique individual is an understatement. She was fiercely independent, brilliant and kind. I will miss her.