Groton - Doreen V. Gale, 69, of Blueberry Hill Road, Groton, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, New London.
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Doreen was born on Dec. 29, 1942, in Bayonne, N.J., the daughter of Norman and Vivian (Boyd) Egeland. She had married Robert Gale on June 25, 1983 in Groton.
Mrs. Gale was employed in computer graphics for Pfizer Inc. in Groton, retiring after a 20 year career with the company. She had worked previously for Matthew Shafner. Esq. at the law firm of O'Brien, Shafner in Groton. Her many interests included gardening, arts and crafts, sewing and crocheting.
Besides her husband, Doreen is survived by two daughters, Dina DiFluri and Debra Scampoli; a son, Darren Smith; her brother, Eric Egeland; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Byles-Groton Memorial Home, 310 Thames St.. Groton. Her burial will follow in Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic. Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations be directed to the Joslin Diabetes Center at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, 365 Montauk Ave., New London 06320.
Please visit www.byles.com for directions, to sign her guest book or to share a memory.
Byles-Groton Memorial Home - Groton
310 Thames St. Groton, CT 06340
860 445 4844
Published in The Day on Dec. 15, 2012