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Gail C. Desmond

May 03, 1957 - May 15, 2021

Obituary For Gail C. Desmond

Gail C. Desmond, 64, of Peabody, passed away peacefully at her home early Saturday morning following a courageous three-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was the beloved wife of John Desmond.
Gail was born in Lynn, MA on May 3, 1957, daughter of the late George and Maureen (Martin) Conrad.
Gail started her career at GE in Lynn, but then found her niche as a Librarian for the Peabody Institute Library in Peabody where she worked for 34 years. She enjoyed getting together for monthly dinners with co-workers from GE and the Peabody Public Library, she was an avid reader, and most importantly she enjoyed being surrounded by her loving family including her dog Lucky and grand-dog Logan.
Besides her loving husband John, she is survived by her children, Jesse Desmond and his wife Heather of Peabody, Jordan Desmond, his daughter Catherine Roach-Desmond and Catherine’s mother Carey Roach of Delray Beach, FL, Christopher T. Desmond of Peabody; a step-daughter Rebecca Dunn, her son Kane Wojick of Peabody and Rebecca’s husband William of Somersworth, NH; her siblings, Maureen Delpero and her husband Richard of Peabody, Liane Conrad of Peabody, Michael Conrad and his partner Kris Mackert of Vienna, VA, Patrick Conrad and his wife Darlene of Peabody; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by her step-son, Christopher M. Desmond in 2005.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 20, from 4 -7 P.M at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. Her funeral Mass will be held on Friday, May 21, in St. Ann’s Church, 140 Lynn St., at 10:30. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923 and to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., SW120, Boston, MA 02215.

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Thinking of all during these difficult days. May Gail, such a beautiful gal, rest now in peace. Deb OConnor & Family
- Deb OConnor
To Jack and family, Gail was a sweet kind person and a wonderful classmate. It's hard right now, but peace will come and you'll be able to share those great memories! Jack, Seamount Rd has been in my dreams of late. So grateful to have grown up next door to you and your family! Prayers for peace going up for Gail's whole family!
- Marie McDonald Ferree
To the Desmond Family, As a face of PIL, Gail was the most welcoming, helpful, smiling professional in her service to the public. I will miss working with her. Please accept my most sincere sympathy for your loss. Anne Quinn, Library Trustee
- Anne Quinn
With deepest sympathy to the Desmond, Conrad and Delpero families, I will forever remember Gail as one of extraordinary people who has walked through my life with a quiet grace and a generous, kind and loving heart. I am certain that Gail entered the open arms of her beloved father and mother and that your hearts sorrow will be softened by sweet memories of Gail as a wife, mother, sister , daughter, aunt, grandmother and friend who will be forever remembered and sadly missed . My thoughts and prayers will remain with you. Beth ( Maguire) Miller
- Beth (Maguire) Miller
I knew Gail all through high school, she was my sweetheart then. Smart fun loving, thoughtful, and kind. We have not kept in touch over the years, buy I will always keep her in my heart. Tom Chet Murphy
- Thomas Patrick Murphy
To Jesse and family. My sincere condolences and deepest sympathies for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all during this very difficult time. - Mike Shunney
- Mike Shunney
As a member of Gail's high school class, she will be remembered as a kind-hearted, friendly person who always took time to say hello to her peers. Even many years after graduation, classmates would bump into her and they would update their lives. Gail's memory will be eternal. With thoughts of the family, Dottie Apostolides and members of the Class of 1975
- Dottie Procopio Apostolides

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