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Miskell, Gail

Gail Lathlaen Miskell passed away peacefully after a prolonged series of illnesses on November 26, 2021 at the age of 68. She was the beloved and devoted wife of Thomas B. Miskell for 47 years, and the loving mother of Thomas B. Miskell Jr. and his wife Elizabeth Daly, of Norwood, Fr. Robert L.T. Miskell and Brian C. Miskell. She is also survived by her sister Carol Sue Yensco and her husband Andrew, and by her niece Rebecca Bean, her husband Andrew and their two children. Gail was a 1971 Graduate of Ossining High School in New York, attended Muskingum College, and received an Associate Degree from Katherine Gibbs School in New York City. In her teen years, Gail was active in international Order of Rainbow rising to hold a N.Y. state office. The greatest joy of Gail’s life was her career providing care for children in home settings, teaching nursery school and leading a volunteer program for children at Norwood Hospital. She also enjoyed volunteering and chairing church fairs at First Parish of Westwood for a number of years. A celebration of Gail’s life will be held at First Parish Church of Westwood on Thursday, December 9th at 10:30 AM. Private interment at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne will occur the following day. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Children Hospital, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114 (Attn Development Dept.).

For those who wish to watch Gail’s funeral service remotely, a livestream of the service will be available on, starting at approximately 10:20AM. Please enter in the top search bar ‘First Parish of Westwood Gail Miskell’,  or just ‘First Parish of Westwood.’ The search will take you to various videos from the Church.  One will be the live-stream of the service.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Cathy Lile
    December 1st, 2021 | 8:32 am

    Such fond memories of growing up with Gail. My heart is saddened for Tom and the boys. Gail will be missed.

  2. Linda Watkins
    December 1st, 2021 | 10:55 am

    Chuck snd i are sending our love to you Tom and your sons. You have all been so strong for her all these years. Cousin Gail always amazed us all with her memory for birthdays, anniversaries ect never missing a beat no matter what she was going through! She lived little children. I hope in Heaven she is a guardian angel for little ones. She will be missed.
    Prayers for you all.

  3. Janet Paris
    December 1st, 2021 | 1:17 pm

    My sincerest condolences to you and your sons. You and yours are so often in my thoughts. I hope you all can keep the sweetest of memories of your beloved Gail in the most special place in your hearts, where she belongs.
    Your friend & colleague,

  4. Pete Staman
    December 1st, 2021 | 7:14 pm

    Dear Tom and Family,
    We are keeping you all close in heart, mind and prayer. We will never forget Gail’s steadfast loving correspondence on all occasions and of course our shared memories as children. I know she is now out of pain and suffering and is with our Lord. Hold close tou your faith. We grieve with you and take heart in the knowledge we will see her again. Much Love – Pete & Family

  5. Maria Garofalo
    December 1st, 2021 | 10:50 pm

    Dear Tom,
    I am truly sorry to hear of your wife’s passing.
    My deepest condolences to you and your family.
    May you find peace from the warm memories you shared with Gail. Wishing you comfort and strength from the love of your family and friends during this time of grief.
    With sincerest sympathy,
    Maria Garofalo

  6. December 2nd, 2021 | 8:24 am

    Tom and guys,

    My love and hugs are with you always. I will always remember the memories of my childhood with my big sister, the things she taught me, and my visits when you were young.

    Love, (Aunt) Carol

  7. Johanna Murphy
    December 2nd, 2021 | 8:41 am

    My sincere condolences to you and your sons for the loss of your beautiful Gail. I pray you find peace in your heart and joy in your memories of your life together. God bless.

  8. Karen Golomb
    December 2nd, 2021 | 12:25 pm

    Dear Tom,

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I know the last few years have been very difficult. She is now at peace. May your memories of Gail bring a smile to your face and comfort to your heart.

  9. December 2nd, 2021 | 2:02 pm


    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family

    Fred Schulenburg

  10. Todd Gundlach
    December 2nd, 2021 | 2:36 pm

    Wor. Tom, this news saddens me, but explains a lot. You and your family have done so much good for society and the world is better having had Gail in it. Please convey my condolences to your sons.

  11. Deb Nugent
    December 2nd, 2021 | 2:46 pm


    I know there are no words I could say to make anything better. Just know that I am sincerely sorry for your loss and please know I am sending good thoughts to you and your whole family.

    With heartfelt sympathies, your friend and colleague,
    Deb Nugent

  12. December 2nd, 2021 | 6:09 pm

    Please except our deepest and sincerest condolences on your loss.

  13. Samer Minkara
    December 2nd, 2021 | 9:57 pm


    Very sorry to hear of your beloved wife passing.

    My condolences to the Miskell family.

    No doubt you will cherish the 47 years of your memories with her.

    Wishing you courage, strength and love to help you through this loss

    Please ensure to fulfill her beautiful requests and wishes.

    My deepest sympathy


  14. Stan and Marion Gaw
    December 3rd, 2021 | 12:24 am

    Dear Tom and family.
    Stan and I send our condolence”

    love and prayers to you and your family.

    Dear Brother Tom,
    Marion and I send our condolences, love and prayers to you and your family. So sorry to hear about the loss of your lovely wife Gail and your boys mom. If there is any thing we can do to help please don’t hesitate to call. Will be thinking of you all. Take care brother.

  15. Renea Walton
    December 3rd, 2021 | 10:06 am


    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. My sincere condolences to you and your family. At this difficult time may you find peace in knowing that others share your sorrow.

  16. Deb Roy
    December 5th, 2021 | 4:33 pm

    Rest In Peace my dear friend, Gail.

  17. Amy Dion
    December 6th, 2021 | 2:52 pm

    Tom – so very sorry to hear of your loss. Your wife sounds like a lovely person. May your memories bring you some peace at this difficult time.

    Amy Dion

  18. Michael Simmons
    December 8th, 2021 | 1:32 am

    Im keeping good memories of our family’s Thanksgiving dinners in NY with all the cousins, and Gail’s contagious laugh. So thankful for our phone calls, especially getting to pray with her. Thinking of you Tom and your family in your time of grief. Gails cards were always thoughtful and cheerful and I wish I could be there with you all. Judy and I send our love and prayers.

  19. Sharon Daley
    December 8th, 2021 | 2:09 pm

    Gail was a true friend to all our family. We remember all her thoughtful ways and kindness over many years. Gail made the world a better place. We will miss her!
    Love, the Daley family

  20. Susan Weihermuller
    December 9th, 2021 | 1:12 pm

    A beautiful service to celebrate a beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter, cousin and friend. The generous love and giving of Gail and all your family shone through and stirred memories of connections that endure, from matching dresses for our birthday shared in our earliest years at St David’s and the Pocono cabin to our dinners in recent years.
    I’m so grateful to be able to share in this tribute and watched with GailieBear and Ellie. A stuffed bear she sent on our last birthday with a note that she knew I would need it, and a golden retriever, so fitting an example of my cousin and friend.
    While I miss her terribly, it is a comfort that she has left the pain and struggle behind and can be at peace. You cared for her and supported your bride with love and grace that was expressed so well today.
    My love and hugs to you, Tom and Tommy, Robbie and Brian.

  21. Tom O'Connor
    December 9th, 2021 | 7:38 pm

    Tom & Family
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences. It was a Beautiful ceremony.

    (Cousin) Tom O’Connor & Cara

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