Gail (Bisson) Angeletti, 67, of New Britain died January 5, 2021 surrounded by the love of her family after a courageous battle with kidney failure. Daughter of the late Gerald and Muriel Bisson, she was raised in New Britain and graduated from NBHS in 1971 and married Ralph Angeletti that same year. They were happily wed for 45 years until his death in 2015.
Gail's greatest joy was her family. She was so proud of her sons, Jason and Christopher, her daughter in law, Dawn, and her beautiful grandchildren Justin, Abby, Caitlyn, Bethany, Dorian, Julian, and twins Miranda and Audrey.
She is survived by her six siblings and their spouses, brothers Ron (Deb) Bisson, Alan (Noelle) Bisson, sisters Jan (Bob) Bertolo, Carol (George) Dawiczyk, Bonnie (Dave) Misiorski and Doreen Bisson, many nieces, nephews, cousins and her special Aunt Jane Turchetta and Uncle Donald Ring.
She leaves her lifelong friends since kindergarten, Dede, Karen and Beth and her wonderful friend Mary who was like a sister to her, her special companion Frank Tutko and his family and her faithful dogs, Princess and Pipin, who brought her so much happiness.
Gail was an electrologist and owned The Hair Removal Center for over 30 years. She was an avid gardener and crafter who enjoyed giving the gift of her handmade crafts, sharing her extensive knowledge of knitting, drawing, horticulture and baking and watching her grandchildren grow and follow their dreams.
Gail was a sensitive soul, believed in the power of love and romance and always fought for the underdog. She had a knack for making people feel truly noticed and special. She'd take note if you got a new winter coat and the next time you saw her, she'd hand you a hand knit hat and scarf that matched the coat perfectly, saying she thought you might need a new set.
She believed in fixing things- plants that needed special care, pants with a torn knee, and people that needed extra love. Her home was a place where people felt safe and felt understood. She gave the very best hugs.
Her handbag was a MacGyver-esque labyrinth of anything you could ever need and weighed about 10 pounds. Among the items were band aids, antacids, twine, an assortment of gum and candies, matches, crayons, a screwdriver or two... if she didn't have it, you didn't need it.
She was empathetic and the best person to have on your side if you've been wronged. She had the patience of Job and would stay on the phone for 2 hours to reclaim the 30 bucks Comcast overcharged you. When Ralph got sick with cancer, she put on her boxing gloves and took on the US government to get the VA benefits he so rightfully deserved and she won. She was tenacious for those she loved.
Gail took the best care of others despite the numerous health issues she endured. She gave her all to her grandkids even while on dialysis. She managed to make a great vacation for her family to spend time at a lake house and swam with them, fished with them and made memories for them. She also loved to drive fast, windows down, blasting Ed Sheeran with her granddaughters singing along in the back seat.
She loved butterflies because they represented a type of carefree freedom that she could appreciate. She thought they were beautiful, magnificent and so special, delicate and fleeting.... truly a lot like her. She can now fly free with the butterflies. We will miss her.
Please share in a celebration of Gail's life at Berlin Memorial Funeral Home in Kensington on Monday January 11 from 5:30-7 pm. Burial will be private.
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