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Isabel Gassett Obituary
Isabel (Robertson) Gassett, 89, died Sunday, March 23, after a period of failing health. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter H. Gassett. Born in Lowell and raised in Dorchester, she was the daughter of the late George and Christiana (Thompson) Robertson and a graduate of Girls High School of Boston, Class of 1941. During World War II, Isabel had been a volunteer for the Red Cross, and had worked as a nurses aide at NE Hospital for Women & Children and the Evangeline Boath Salvation Army Hospital both of Boston. She had also served as a U.S.O. hostess at South Station in Boston. In 1951, she had been employed for ten years by the Travelers Insurance Company of Boston. She later worked for over 30 years as a medical secretary for the late Dr. Edward Jacobs and the late Dr. Edward Baker Jr. and retiring from Drs. Marcello, Cogliano and Ambrosino. After her retirement in 1990, she had been a respected volunteer for over 10 years at Brockton Hospital. She is survived by her children, Linda Lawson and her late husband Thomas of Plympton, Laurel MacKinnon and her husband Al of Plymouth, William Gassett and his wife Janet of East Bridgewater and Walter Gassett of Ft. Myers, Fla.; her sisters, Christine Derby and Margaret Pearson; her grandchildren, Britt, Julie, Jonathan, Daniel, Michelle, Michael, Logan, Alison and Andrew; and her great-grandchildren, Jacob, Avery, Drew and Charlotte; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Georgina Lonsdale, Helen ONeill, Mary Lavosseur and John, George and Thomas Robertson. Visiting hours will be held Saturday, March 29, from 2-5 p.m. in the Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Plymouth Street (Rte. 58 at the rotary), Whitman. Her funeral service will be held Sunday, March 30, at 1 p.m. in the Halifax Congregational Church, 503 Plymouth Street, Halifax. Burial will take place Monday, March 31, at 1 p.m. in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Donations in her name may be made to the Halifax Congregational Church-Handicap Ramp Fund, 503 Plymouth Street, Halifax, MA 02338. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.blanchardfc.com.

Published in The Patriot Ledger on Mar. 27, 2014
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