Campbell Funeral Home - Beverly
525 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA
GALE, Karin Scott "Kari" (Gunn) Age 83, died peacefully at home on June 5, 2021 after four years living with ovarian cancer. She was the beloved wife of the late Justin "Jud" Gale and of the late Alexander N. Gunn, II, M.D. She was born in Evanston, IL, to the late Franklin D. and Helen (Giddings) Scott, both lifelong educators. Her mother taught at Salem State College in the 1930s and later in life was active with the League of Women Voters. Her father was a Professor of History at Northwestern University. With her parents, Kari lived and traveled extensively in Sweden and across Europe during her elementary and high school years. These early experiences helped form her lifelong values as a humanitarian who believed strongly in the importance of education. Kari was raised in the First Congregational Church of Evanston and graduated from Evanston Township High School and majored in Art History at Brown University. At both schools, she formed close friendships with women and men who remained remarkably connected to her throughout her long life. Kari went on to work at the American Medical Association, IBM, Gorton's of Gloucester, and BankBoston. She especially loved her work in computer programming. With her good friends and family throughout life, she enjoyed travels around the world, including destinations in Scandinavia, Europe, South Africa, Okinawa, Southeast Asia, India, Australia, and across the United States including Hawaii. Since 1972, she was a resident and active community member in Gloucester and on Cape Ann, serving on local boards including the Annisquam Village Church, Cape Ann Symphony, Pathways for Children, and Addison Gilbert Hospital, among others. She was a past president of the Gloucester Garden Club, Addison Gilbert Hospital Auxiliary, and a member of the Annisquam Yacht Club, Annisquam Sewing Circle, and Annisquam Village Church, where she sang in the choir for many years. She also served in the Junior League of Boston, as a docent in Boston as a member of the prestigious Museum of Fine Arts Associates, and prior to that as a docent at the Milwaukee Art Museum. She was a supporter of the Cape Ann Museum, Sawyer Free Library, and the Schooner Adventure. She is survived by her daughter Catherine N. Gunn of Gloucester and by her daughter Mary Helen B. Gunn-Laurence, son-in-law Matthew Laurence, and beloved granddaughter Sophie of Acton, MA. Kari will always be remembered for her gracious nature, her sparkling smile, and her hospitality and kindness to all she encountered. Her good humor and stalwart spirit will be sorely missed by countless devoted and beloved friends and extended family members near and far, including her many cousins, the Laurences, and the Gale family. Her Memorial Service will be held at the Annisquam Village Church on Saturday, August 28th, at 2:00pm. Contributions may be made in Kari's name to Annisquam Village Church (820 Washington St., Gloucester), Pathways for Children (29 Emerson Avenue, Gloucester), and The Addison Gilbert Society for the Addison Gilbert Hospital (298 Washington St., Gloucester). Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 61 Middle Street, GLOUCESTER. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com

Published by Boston Globe from Jun. 25 to Jun. 27, 2021.
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Annisquam Village Church
820 Washington St., Gloucester, MA
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