Gayle Powell

Gayle Elizabeth Levenson Powell

EAST DENNIS Gayle Elizabeth (Levenson) Powell of East Dennis died peacefully on October 17, 2012 at the age of 74 with family at her side after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Richard "Dick" Powell for 51 years.

Born in North Adams, Mass., Gayle was the daughter of the late Abbie (Thompson) Levenson and Julius Howard Levenson. She was raised in North Adams, Mass. and graduated from Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt.

Gayle and Dick raised their family in Northampton, Mass. and Granby, Conn. Gayle was employed at CIGNA and also worked for the town of Granby, Conn.

After moving to Dennis in 1998, Gayle was active in the Dennis Yarmouth Newcomers Club, bridge and MahJongg. She was happy with the sound of knitting needles clacking while basketballs bounced or football helmets clashed in the background on TV. She especially loved UConn girls basketball.

Gayle was a member of the Dennis Union Church and thoroughly enjoyed the yearly auction, working at it with vigor.

Gayle leaves her daughter; Elizabeth, son-in-law, Timothy, granddaughter, Louise, and grandson, Michael, son; Craig, granddaughters, Sierra and Talyn.

She also leaves her sister, Sally Delisle and her husband, Bob, brother; Tom and his wife, Linda, nieces; Jenn and Sarah, and nephews; David and Matt.

Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Ave., South Yarmouth, Mass. on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 2 to 4 p.m.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Dennis Union Church, Route 6A, Dennis, Mass.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Dennis Union Church, P. O. Box 2020, Dennis, MA 02638.

This obituary was originally published in the North Adams Transcript.

Published online on Oct. 20, 2012 courtesy of North Adams Transcript.