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Gail June Nichols, An Area Resident, Dies at 74

gailGail June Nichols passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the age of 74 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Born in Plattsburgh to Arthur and Florence Case, Gail’s family relocated to Hopewell Junction during her childhood. Gail was a graduate of Roy C. Ketcham High School. She married the love of her life, Robert Nichols on June 16, 1962 at the Hopewell Reformed Church in Hopewell Junction, built a home on Robinson Lane and began her family.

Gail adored her two sons and enjoyed watching them excel in their sports. Gail enjoyed teaching Sunday School at the Hopewell Reformed Church and worked as a school bus driver for Arlington Central School District. Gail was fond of her students and enjoyed the start of each new school year to witness their growth.

Gail enjoyed gardening, swimming, painting ceramics, scrapbooking, traveling and entertaining her family and friends. Gail was known for hosting many events at her home around a lovely pool and cabana every chance she had. Her grandchildren were the “apple of her eye”, and were always remembered with a beautiful card and note from their grandmother for every occasion and for those times when she just wanted to write. Gail’s love of sports and competition continued with her being a constant cheerleader for her grandchildren at their sporting events.

Gail is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Robert Nichols; her son Robert Scott Nichols, his wife Christine and daughter Rebecca; and her son Russell Nichols, his wife Lynn and their children Victoria and Ryan. Gail is also survived by her sister Arlene Case; her brothers Jack Case (Odette) and Rodney Case; nephew Christopher Case (Jennifer); great nephew Jack Case; and great niece Katie Case. Gail was predeceased by her siblings, Michael and Deborah Case.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10am – 12pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction, followed by the funeral service at 12 pm. Burial will be at Hopewell Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Please visit her Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.

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