Gail Mary Sears


Gail Mary Sears of Mount Laurel, NJ, passed away on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Gail was born and raised in Lockport, NY, where she began a lifelong tradition of being a friend to all through wit, humor, and a smile.
Celebrated by those who knew her through her kind words and deeds, Gail was honored as one of Niagara County YWCA's "Women of the Year" in 1993. A resident of Mount Laurel for the past 15 years, she loved to be on the back patio in nice weather, playing cards and surrounded by family. Gail had a nurturing soul, and this was best seen in the beautiful garden of pink and yellow roses that she kept and enjoyed with her "fur grandbabies" by her side.
Gail was predeceased by her sister, Almedia Salmeri, and her husband, Patsy; and her grandson, Justin O'Lay. She is survived by her brother, James Dempsey (lovingly known as her "perfect brother"), and his wife, Darlene; her daughters, Dina O'Lay, Debra Baszczuk and her partner, Robert Parker (and sister Kelli Parker), and Dawn Tamburrino, and her husband, Frank; her grandchildren, Jeremy O'Lay, and his wife, Courtney, Alyssa Tamburrino, Frank Tamburrino, Jr. and Adam Seekins; her great-grandchildren, Amanda, Nicholas and Nathan O'Lay; and also survived by her beloved nieces and nephews.
Services and interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice at 5 Eves Drive, Marlton, NJ 08053.
Arrangements by Mount Laurel Home for Funerals.
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Published on August 31, 2019
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Sep 18, 2019
Dina, Dawn (Dawnie Bawnie) and Debbie: Many wonderful memories of your Mom (and you girls) when we lived on Elmwood Ave. in Lockport-your Mom was an amazing lady-best neighbor I ever had, and I loved her. She is with our Lord now, resting at peace. My love and ptayers to you girls and your families
Cindy Gruntz Weinheimer
Sep 16, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family of Gail. I spent many years at the UAW hall shooting darts with her.
Maggie Lupo
Sep 11, 2019
I have many fond memories of Mrs. Sears. Your family was always my second home. Much Love.
Doug Dempsey
Sep 04, 2019
I was so sorry to hear of Gail's passing. She was truly a "bright light"! Her laughter would echo throughout a room. You never knew what would come out of her mouth! We truly enjoyed her Christmas cards with a little note. She never missed. We looked forward to this every year. Your family is in our prayers.
Pat C.
Sep 03, 2019
Dina Debra, Dawn
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Your mom was a kind caring person to everyone she met. My thought's are with you in your time of loss.
Alicia (Brockway) Radosky
Sep 03, 2019
Dawn and family,

I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a sweet lady. May God hold you in his hands during this sad time.
Cheri & Gary St Onge
Sep 01, 2019
Gail was such a special person.
We all had some good times together in Lockport and Plant City
RIP Gail
We will never forget the good times.
Carl W Salmeri
Sep 01, 2019
Aunt Gail you know how close we were and I will cherish all the good times. Just to many to list, I love ya.
Ron Moats
Aug 31, 2019
Aunt Gail will always be honorably remembered in our memory as "Crazy Aunt Gail." Her and her loving sister Almeda (Connie) are together again, smiling and laughing, such a wonderful woman, her memory will always put a smile on my face.