MARQUETTE, Mich. - Gail Boal, 71, of Marquette, formerly of Redford, passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 22, 2012, in the hospice suite at Marquette General Hospital surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice.
Gail was born Sept. 15, 1941, in Detroit to the late Tony and Betty (Scherrer) Patrick. While residing in Marquette, Gail volunteered extensively for the Marquette General Foundation, the Upper Penninsula Diabetes Outreach Network and the Marquette General Volunteer Program.
Gail loved to travel with her late husband, Robert, as well as with other family and friends especially to Las Vegas. She also enjoyed playing card games and dominoes with her grandchildren. She is survived by three children, Michael (Kathy) Boal, Lori (Kevin) Piggott, and Greg (Carole Anne) Boal; a daughter-in-law, Carole Boal; seven grandchildren, Jessica, Jamie, Thomas, Leah, Michael, Nicolas, and Jayson; one great grandchild, Michaela; two brothers, Mark (Pam) Patrick and Doug (Pat) Patrick; two nieces, Lisa (Adam) Nielsen and Jeanette (Marcus) Green; also a nephew, Ted (Peggy) Haubert.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Boal on April 5, 2009, and a son, Ronald Boal on Oct. 21, 2012.
Visitation will take place on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Ben Morris of Holy Cross Lutheran Church presiding.
Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are kindly asked to consider St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org or the Lake Superior Hospice Association, 914 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, Mich. 49855.
The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home in Marquette is assisting the family with local arrangements. Memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com.