In Memory

Gail Boswell (Hall) - Class Of 1961

Gail Boswell (Hall)

 Below is the obituary as it appeared in the Camden, Maine Herald where Gail lived over the last 20 years:

"Gail B. Hall, Ph.D.

Camden — Gail Boswell Hall died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. in Camden. The cause was complications of ovarian cancer. She was 70 years old.

Gail is survived by her beloved family, many students and psychotherapy clients whom she also loved.

Gail leaves behind her husband of 33 years, Gregory Chilenski; her twin brother, Rick Boswell and sister-in-law, Joanne Boswell; daughter, Jessica Hall Houk; son, Adam Chilenski; son-in-law, Damon Houk; daughter-in-law, Lea Bonnier; granddaughters Zoe Houk and Ava Chilenski. Her first husband and the father of Jessica is Clay Max Hall. She is also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and special friends, Nancy, Chris and Amy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Breakwater School, 856 Brighton Ave., Portland, ME 04102.

Condolences may be shared with Gail’s family at Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camde


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10/19/13 02:09 PM #1    

Carole Williams (Matthews) (1961)

Sorry to hear of Gail passing on. I remember her fondly from high school and she was a very nice person Carole Matthews

10/19/13 02:32 PM #2    

Fredric R. (Rick) Boswell (1961)


Gail  always did much better in school than I did. She was consistently at or near the top of our class and went off to college with a handful of scholarships. In our family, academic achievement was highly valued, and even though I was the firstborn,  I always felt I was in catch up mode. To compensate, I would try to persuade Gail that she got the brains but I got the looks. Being as smart as she was, she would assure me she got the brains AND the looks! It will take awhile to come to grips with her passing. I will miss her. I am preparing a digital picture frame for family members with photos of Gail through the years; a few of my favorites follow.





I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.

10/19/13 03:24 PM #3    

Sydney Randall (Smith) (1961)

What a nice pictoral tribute to a wonderfully accomplished girl/woman, Rick!  

It has been 50+ years since high school, but memories of the good times still remain strong.  I especially remember going to your home with Gail after school on a number of occasions.   Was she helping me with my homework, probably?! 

I wish we could do it all over again and leave out the insecurities and growing pains!   It would be even more fun. 

Even though I haven't known her these past 50 years, wonderful memories of Gail remain!

10/20/13 06:30 AM #4    

Sharon O'Grady (Pfaff) (1961)

We all knew her as a brilliant student with a kind heart and a warm smile. Always willing to help others who struggled with their homework. She will be missed by family and friends and all those she helped in her lifetime.  Our condolences to her brother Rick. Losing your twin has to be very painful. May you find comfort in your memories. Both of you will be in our prayers.

10/22/13 06:59 AM #5    

Marilyn Brewer (Lhuillier) (1961)

I was so surprised to hear of Gail's passing.  She had contacted me the year our class website was organizing the 50th reunion.  We had a pleasant web "conversation" in 2011 and I was disappointed that she didn't plan to come to the reunion.  She also wrote that she had tentative plans to come to France in 2012.  I was really looking forward to seeing her again if her plans worked out.  I had no more news from her after Christmas 2011.  At RRHS we shared many classes together and I have warm memories of her as a brilliant classmate who was at the same time so capable and active in school clubs and student government.  My sincere condolences to Rick and to Gail's family.


06/07/15 04:57 PM #6    

Merilynn Nunn (Hyland) (1961)

Gail, you were a good friend in high school. Your life was exemplary. Everyone was proud of you.  You are missed. 

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