Gail Hawley, 75, of New Haven, CT, born February 7, 1943 to the late Frank and Blanche Johnson, passed away on April 11, 2018. Gail had retired from the US Postal Service as a clerk and also from the Highwood Cafe as a barmaid. She most enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She leaves behind her four children; her son, William Lathrop Jr., daughters, Rhonda Lathrop, Laura (Wesley) Suttles, and Carla Lathrop, stepdaughter Talana Hawley, and her sister Muriel Curry, all of New Haven; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces & nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers; Ronald Johnson Sr. and Thomas Clare, and sisters; Jacqueline Clare, Ruth Johnson, and Carolyn Gill. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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  1. To Mrs. Muriel and family; You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God send down his holy spirit to comfort you and may you know that you are loved.

  2. To my family, I love you and pray for your comfort and strength at this time. I thank God that he allowed me to spend time with her in her final days, I miss you Aunt Gail, Rest In Peace! No more pain, no more worries! God Bless you!

  3. I was saddened to see this obituary posting on FB today. My heartfelt condolences goes out to her family members and friends. I will keep your family members in prayer.

  4. Love You So Much Aunt Gail And The Time That God Gave Me To Have With You.When I Lived In New Haven With You And The Family That Was A Time That I Will Always Treasure You Gave Me Unconstitutional Love That I Will Carry In My Heart Every Time I Think About You I Will Always Love You RIP My Loving Auntie I Love You Rhonda,Carla,Laura And Jay My Thoughts And Prayers Are With You God Bless

  5. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Gail Hawley. May the Lord keep and strengthen you. The Dawson Family

  6. Rest In Peace Gail Hawley, may you go into your father’s house with nothing but love and peace. I did not know you but I do know we are all God’s children.

  7. To The Family: Sorry For Your Loss, You And Your Family Have My Deepest Sympathy And Prayers Rhonda, Carla, Lolly, And Jay…She’s Free R.I.Paradise, I’ll Always Love You.

  8. Aunt Gail, I will miss you so much. I know that you are in a better place. Don’t cause too much trouble up there in heaven! Until we meet again…

  9. To Jay, Rhonda, Laura and Carla: I was so sorry to hear of your mother’s and my friend’s passing. I will remember our trips down the road, and all the other good times we had; as you will remember the fond times you all had with her during her life here with us. God will see us all through this sorrowful time and give us strength to see each other grow in her loving memories. Sorry I am unable to be with you all and Muriel. God bless!

  10. To Marcus and family, May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

  11. Keeping you in prayers, so sorry for your loss. Just know she’s in a better place no more pain, she has earned her wings. Thank God for memories.

  12. Rhonda, Lollie, Jay, Carla, My deepest sympathy. She will be truly missed. Such a very beautiful person inside and out. Great loss to all the family because she was always the glue and was so proud of all of you. Her family was her life for sure. I also thank God for letting her cross paths with me in life. Patti Parker and Sons

  13. Gail, You have joined other family members in Heaven including my husband David . Look around for our friend Harold Gallman who will be shooting pool up in the clouds. Rest In Peace .

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