Gail Eleanor (Muren) Stetson of Fairhaven, MA, passed away on February 27, 2021 due to the neurodegenerative effects of Frontotemporal Dementia, at age 60. She was born August 8, 1960, to the late Albert and Irene Muren, in New Martinsville, WV. She is survived by her beloved husband, Jon Stetson, of Fairhaven, MA; cherished siblings, Andrea Muren Shanahan, of Medford, MA, and brother Clifford A. Muren, of Ipswich, MA; loving auntie to nieces Elise Muren, Alison Shanahan, and nephew John C. Shanahan. She was devoted mom to her beloved pups: Clive, Milo, Molly, and Tucker, all now deceased, and to the ever exuberant, Olive Grace Stetson. The loss to family and friends is profound and everlasting.
Gail was a dynamo. Energetic, unflappable, upbeat, and unbelievably accepting, she made a lasting, positive impact on all those around her – family, friends, students and colleagues at Old Hammondtown School (where she worked as a paraprofessional for 24 years), and even distant acquaintances, are unanimous in remembering her as a very funny, affectionate, kind, amazingly special person. Whether singing to her favorite music, catching up with friends, doing hilarious impressions, making balloon animals, watching (or attending) a Red Sox game, or walking her doggies to Fort Phoenix, memories of Gail are precious, and indelible. Exceptionally close with her family, she delighted in spending time with them at holiday gatherings, birthday celebrations, or really, any occasion. Similarly, her ties with friends were indestructible. Once her friend, always her friend. A more loyal and trusting person is hard to find. Gail made everyone feel welcome, included, and cared for. And boy could she make people laugh! At her 60th birthday party, severely disabled by her illness, she whispered to her husband, “I want a beer.” The house went wild. That was Gail.
Gail was a sparkling presence in the world; a sadder, lonelier, and less hospitable place without her. Good night, baby Gail. Sleep tight, and rest in peace. Love you forever.
Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett on Friday, March 5, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm and/or the memorial service for Gail at 9:00 am, Saturday, March 6, at the Funeral Home followed by burial at Acushnet Cemetery. Due to the pandemic, masks must be worn. Guests will be permitted to pay their respects and depart to allow the next guests to enter. Capacity at the funeral home will be limited so there could be wait times outside the funeral home. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.
Any financial contributions may be made to: The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration 2700 Horizon Drive Suite 120, King of Prussia, PA 19406.