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Gwendolyn Wakefield

Gwendolyn Yager Wakefield, 90, of Lantana, FL and a longtime resident of Windham, died peacefully at the JFK Medical Center/Hospice Care Unit on July 11, 2012. Loving wife of the late Lewis A. Wakefield. Devoted mother of 5 children; Sharon & Ed Carpenter of Sayville,NY; Marcia & Joe Petrosino of Laughlin, NV; John & Maria Wakefield of Newton, MA; Melanie Bryan of Coral Springs, FL; and Debra & Richard Connor of Longmeadow, MA. Proud Grandmother of 11, and Great Grandmother of 13. Gwen was raised in Hensonville, went to WAJ Central School, Houghton College and LPN from Albany Med. She and husband Lew owned and operated Wakefield's Pharmacy in Windham from 1955 to 1976. She was the Organist and Choir Director at the Windham United Methodist Church and participated in many other local organizations. She also volunteered for the National Heart Association. After retirement she enjoyed walking on the beach, family visits and ballroom dancing. Funeral arrangements were handled by Decker Funeral Home, burial in the PV Cemetery next to her husband. Memorial donations may be made to JFK Hospice, 5301 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33462.


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Dear Wakefields, one and all, Sending love to each of you, and heartfelt sympathy at the passing of your mom. Remembering her with a smile for the petite but towering figure she was; and grateful for all of the times she opened your home and the pool to us as kids. She is someone that I have always remembered with great warmth and affection over the years! I am so regretful that I can't be there with you to share these important days and to honor your mom, but please know how much I do so in my heart, and will be thinking of you all. much love, Gina (Mabey) Bruno

Gina Jul 15 2012 12:00 AM

Dear Wakefields, one and all, Sending love to each of you, and heartfelt sympathy at the passing of your mom. Remembering her with a smile for the petite but towering figure she was; and grateful for all of the times she opened your home and the pool to us as kids. She is someone that I have always remembered with great warmth and affection over the years! I am so regretful that I can't be there with you to share these important days and to honor your mom, but please know how much I do so in my heart, and will be thinking of you all. much love, Gina (Mabey) Bruno

Gina Jul 15 2012 12:00 AM