Gail A. (Kinman) Denham, 71, a resident of Westerly, R.I., and Boynton Beach, Fla., passed away on Feb. 18, 2010 at Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Fla., surrounded by her family.
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Born in Westerly, she was the daughter of the late Nelson and Marie Kinman. She is survived by her husband John "Jack" Denham of 48 years; her son Craig Denham and his wife June of Millbury, Mass.; her daughter Karyn Huber of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; and her daughter Korie Roberts and her husband Kevin of Sarasota, Fla. She was the proud grandmother of five grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Luther Kinman of Rockland, Mass., and her sister Corliss Merkel of Westerly.
Gail worked for many years as a Secretary for Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., until her retirement in 1997. Since 1999, Gail and Jack enjoyed summers in Westerly and winters in Boynton Beach. Gail loved her pets and her dog "Trixie" will certainly miss her. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Bradford, R.I. and attended St. Thomas More Church while in Florida.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, March 2, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral service to be held on Wednesday, March 3 at 10 a.m at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Church Street, Bradford, R.I. There will be no procession from the funeral home to the church. A private burial will take place at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gail's memory to the Hairy Cell Leukemia Research Foundation, 2345 County Farm Lane, Schaumburg, IL 60194 or online at www.hairycellleukemia.org/donations1.htm.
For online condolences, please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com.
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
59 Spruce St. Westerly, RI 02891
Published in The Westerly Sun from Feb. 28 to Mar. 1, 2010