Gail C. Barrie

December 9, 1937 - June 23, 2019
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Tuesday 6/25, 7:00 pm
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Wednesday 6/26, 9:30 am
Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th St.
Brooklyn, New York 11232
718-768-7300 | Map
Wednesday 6/26

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Valerie and Brian Kelly & family, Pawleys Island, SC left a message on June 26, 2019:
Someone as special as Gail Barrie ("Mrs. Barrie") will never be forgotten. She will remain in our hearts forever.With our love and deepest sympathy, Val and Brian Kelly & family
Cindy Vonderahe left a message on June 25, 2019:
To Mike & family, So sorry to hear the sad news. A grandmother is a special person in so many ways. Your grandmother was special to many! She was a loving mother, grandmother & great grandmother! Remember her in all the good times you shared with her, & the special stories she shared.
kieran and ellen kennedy left a message on June 25, 2019:
our hearts are sad to hear of your passing my memories will always make me smile as we hope they will help you get through this time our deepest condolences to all we are here for you and send our prayers hugshugs to all may she be at peace
Jimmy Stagno left a message on June 25, 2019:
The gang on Sunset road say THANKS GAIL for all the good you and Russ did for us kids growing up. Bless
Aline McCarthy Bowen left a message on June 25, 2019:
Loved chatting with you and growing up in our close neighborhood. You will be missed.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Mary Jane Clarke left a message on June 24, 2019:
You will be missed.. so many fond memories.. your laugh was infectious. I am lucky to have shared so many good times. Love to the entire family. xoxox
Robert "Bert" Barrett left a message on June 24, 2019:
We carry a laden heart for one of the true great ladies of Nassau Shores. One of the last of the greatest generation of housewives and mothers. One of the founders of Sunset Road's, "Stoop Talk." Even now, If I close my eyes, I can envision Gail sippin' on a mug o' coffee and yes, even puffin' on a cigarette at 12 Sunset with both the late, great, Joan Carbone and Carmina Sollecito, respectively. Now Gail, too, occupies a special place in the pantheon of great Moms from Sunset Road who have made the transition. While the sun sets on one life on one shore today...Gail knew...she rises for another life on another shore tomorrow. Accordingly, she'll be met at the gate by Joan Runkel, Peg Barrett and Muriel Tickner. What a block to grow up on...what a time. Guardians in life...guardians in the kingdom. These women ruled the 60's...owned the 70's. Who says nostalgia isn't what it used to be? They were giants; they were strong; they are legends. They are missed. Christmas Eve without Gail will never be the same. Currier & Ives didn't invent Christmas...Gail Barrie did! The living room would be swathed in holly, evergreen and garland, but those cookies...oh those incredible, Christmas confectioneries. The forecast of snow didn't make it was the promise of Gail's Icebox cake that made Christmas Eve a celebration.These are the times that I will remember. When we bury someone we love, we must also bury a part of our heart. But we should not bemoan this loss. Our hearts, perhaps, are all they can take with them. "Death may leave a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves a memory no one can steal." I have just received word, from reliable sources, that Gail has generously left behind a lifetime supply of "Snickers Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies." You did make a short cookie, Gail! Indeed, she was more than just a spectacular baker. She was a loving wife to husband, Russ...a devoted Mom to Rusty, Donna and Evelyn and, of course, a doting grandmother and a loyal neighbor. Though we grieve at your passing, we know your spirit will abide us for all the remaining days of our lives. What could and should be considered a sad day for Massapequa - must be thought of as a great day in heaven. The scriptures remind us that "weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Gail would want us to believe "The Word." We must. We will. Save a table for me, Gail. Tell the hostess you know the Big Guy. Until that time, we will remember that "All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost," as Henry Scott-Holland once wrote. "One brief moment and we will be as it was before. How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!" Fidelis ad mortem.
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