Joyce A. Gale
Joyce A. Gale
SALISBURY — Joyce Ann Gale, age 73, died Friday, January 18, 2013, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.
Mrs. Gale was born in Essex Center on September 22, 1939. She was the daughter of Frank and Bertha (Miller) Foster. She grew up in Essex where she received her early education. She was graduated from Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington. On September 25, 1958, she married Richard Gordon Gale in Brandon. They made their home in Salisbury. Mr. Gale predeceased her June 4, 2003.
In her earlier years, she had worked at Camp Dunmore for boys and girls, as well as Camp Keewaydin. She enjoyed fishing and hunting. She was an accomplished embroiderer and loved to do needlepoint. She enjoyed bingo, cooking and baking.
Surviving are two sons, Anthony “Tony” Gale and his wife Pearl, David W. Gale and his wife Lori and her daughter Kimberly Lafave and her husband Brent, all of Salisbury; and a sister, Lillian Foster of Burlington. Five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive her. She was predeceased by four brothers, Kenneth, Norman, Fred and James Foster, and two sisters, Georgiana and Catherine Foster.
Friends may call at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, from 4-7 p.m.
A private funeral service will take place at a later date with Rev. John Grivetti, pastor of the Salisbury Congregational Church, officiating. A private graveside committal service and burial will take place in the spring at Holman Cemetery in Salisbury.
Memorial gifts, in lieu of flowers, may be made in her memory to The Addison County Humane Society, 234 Boardman Hill, Middlebury, VT 05753; or to the American Cancer Society Vermont Division, 45 Swift St., South Burlington, VT 05403.