Ocean City Today

Gail Gallaher Noel

Mar 29, 2018
Gail Gallaher Noel

printed 03/30/2018

Fenwick Island

Gail Gallaher Noel, 77, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of her family on March 20, 2018.

Gail was born on July 10, 1940 in Reedville, North Carolina to Edward Joseph and Mary Eloise Gallaher.

Gail was a graduate of Hagerstown Business College in Maryland and enjoyed her first job working at the Pentagon in Washington D.C.

As the matriarch, she devoted her life to her family.

She is survived by her husband and best friend of 57 years, Woody Noel, and their four children, Margie Noel Temple and Brad (Zachary, Kristen and Oliver, Noel, Patrick and Shawn) of Salisbury Maryland, Billy Noel and Donna (Will and Katie) of Oakton, Virginia, David G. Noel (Bailey and Spencer and Holly), and Michael D. Noel and Mary Ann (Danny and Tyler) of Magnolia, Delaware.

She lived for her family who gave her 10 grandchildren and her great-grandson, Oliver.

She is also survived by her brothers, Edward Joseph Gallaher, III (Bunky) of Sneeds Ferry, North Carolina and Daniel Tison Gallaher (Ginny) of Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Gail loved the beach and was passionate about spending time with her family. After moving from Seaford to Fenwick upon Woody’s retirement, the memories continued to be made.

The addition of the “cousin room” provided lodging for the family and countless large dinners. Laughter, noise and an abundance of great food and conversation made it difficult to find an empty bunk during the summer months.

Gail was a charter member of the Beach Girls philanthropic organization where she spent many happy years. She was also involved with several bridge clubs in both Fenwick and Seaford.

There was a mass of Christian burial on Friday March 23, 2018 at St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church, in Ocean City, Maryland officiated by Rev. Paul Jennings. A private family burial followed the Mass at The Gate of Heaven Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethany Beach, Delaware.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gail’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at www.stjude.org, by phone at (800)805-5856, or to any St. Jude’s hospital charity.

Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com.

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