Gail Thompson

Obituary of Gail Thompson

Gail Thompson, a resident of Wappingers Falls, entered into eternal peace Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at her home. She was 79.


Daughter of the late Thomas and Edith Holbeck Sunde, she was born November 16, 1942, in Yonkers. She married Robert Thompson on January 7, 1961, in Yonkers. Mr. Thompson preceded her in death on February 20, 2020.


Prior to her retirement, Gail worked as a Bus Driver for Wappingers Central School District. She enjoyed dining out, making trips to the casinos and traveling. She mostly treasured her time spent with all her grandchildren and loved to watch them participate in their activities from New York to California.


Survivors include her daughter, Doreen Giamportone and her husband, Phil of Hyde Park; her son, Gregory Thompson and his wife, Tazeem of Ramona, California; her sister, Arleen Scapoli of Carmel; her sister-in-law, RoseAnn Montalbano and her husband, Joe of Fishkill; her beloved grandchildren, Michelle and Marissa Giamportone and Annalene and Zachary Thompson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews who loved her very much. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son, Scott Robert Thompson on August 8, 2005, and her sister, Diane Beninati in June of 2020.


We will receive family and friends on Friday, November 11, 2022 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home, 55 East Main Street in Wappingers Falls.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 12 at Our Lady of the Rosary of St. Peter’s Parish, 99 Inwood Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.  Interment will follow in the family plot at St. Peter’s Cemetery, 171 Salt Point Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.


Memorial donations may be made in Gail’s name to Meals on Wheels, 2568 South Avenue, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.


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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, November 11, 2022
Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home
55 East Main Street
Wappingers Falls, New York, United States
(845) 297-2610

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Saturday, November 12, 2022
Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel of St. Peter's Parish
99 Inwood Avenue
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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