Gail Virginia Johnson of 111 Park Street, New Haven, CT died on September 25, 2007 in New Haven after a brief battle with cancer. She was born March 27, 1946, in Boston, MA, the daughter of Melvin and Virginia Johnson. Gail attended the Foote School in New Haven, Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Barnard College in New York City and Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. She acted in theatrical works with the Peterborough Players in New Hampshire and was an active Tennis playing member of the New Haven Lawn Club. Gail was a professional Real Estate Broker for many years with Seabury Hill Realty in the New Haven area and previously worked at Southern New England Telephone in New Haven. She is survived by her mother, Virginia Johnson of New Haven, and by three brothers, Melvin Johnson of Upper Darby, PA, Edward Johnson of Noank, CT and Byron Johnson of Southbury, CT. Gail also leaves two nephews, two nieces, two grandnieces and one grandnephew. She was predeceased by her beloved longtime companion, William Fitzgerald of New Haven. Gail will best be remembered as being a wonderful friend for many people, fiercely loyal, quick to comfort or congratulate. A memorial service in her honor will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2007 at Trinity Church On The Green, 152 Temple St., New Haven. Condolences may be mailed to the family c/o Johnson, P.O.Box 49, West Mystic, CT 06388. Donations in her name may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 106 Route 32, Suite 4, North Franklin, CT 06254. Arrangements under the direction of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN.

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  1. Gail was a sparkling and gracious presence in the life of the New Haven Museum & Historical Society where she greeted guest, directed library patrons, assisted with the gift shop and created an ambiance of welcome, goodwill and joy. Her smiles and insightfulness were always so welcome. We miss her greatly and pray for her family and friends in their time of loss.

  2. To Gail’s family — Indeed what a loyal and good friend, no matter how her own life was going. What fun we had on the tennis court, what a graceful player. She beat me too easily and very often. We shall miss her at the NHLC and I send great love to you all.

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