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Gail A. Middleton

With great sorrow we share Gail A. Middleton passed away at home in Cedar Park, TX on February 3, 2024, surrounded by her family after a short battle with cancer. 

Gail was born and raised in South Orange, NJ, the daughter of Maurice F.  Fennessy and Catherine M. Fennessy (née Condren).  She lived her first 81 years in South Orange, Maplewood and Chatham NJ before moving to Cedar Park, TX in 2021 with her husband, George A. Middleton. 

Gail was an amazing and accomplished woman and loving mother to her five children.  After being a stay-at-home Mom for eighteen years, she embarked on a highly successful career in real estate, which she pursued with all the love, caring, energy and passion for which she was known. Gail earned a lot of accolades and awards, including the most prestigious Burgdorff award, the Vivian Deland Award. She absolutely loved being a realtor.

Gail also loved the arts and enjoyed going to shows in NYC and downtown Austin. She was very gregarious with many friends with whom she enjoyed socializing with and playing Bridge, Mahjong, Pinochle and Forty-Two. She especially loved making the holidays magical for her family and feeding everyone she loved.  

Gail is survived by her five children and their spouses:  Lisa and Nash Breen, Julie and Joseph Zente III, Kerrie and Thomas Heck, George and Kim Middleton and Catherine and David Allebé; grandchildren:  Nash Breen, Jr, Genevieve Pappalardo (John), Joseph Zente IV (Allie), Thomas Zente, Alex Zente (Cassidy), Shannon Perez (Ryan), Kylie Heck, Andie Heck, Cate Middleton, Emily Middleton, Jane Middleton, Leila Allebé and Tony Allebé; great grandchildren: McKenna and Annabella Zente, John and Porter Pappalardo, Cooper and Kolby Zente, Isla and George Perez; and siblings:  Barbara Brennan (John), Ellen DeCicco (Peter), Gary Fennessy (Allison),  as well as many, many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her siblings: Maurice Fennessy, Catherine Lally (Robert), Richard Fennessy (Marjorie) and Jack Fennessy (Thèresè).

We will miss her fierce love, twinkly eyes, Irish giggles and the high tea parties and sleep overs with her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.  We take comfort in knowing she lived life to the fullest and is reunited with her husband, George, in Heaven.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral mass at Corpus Christi Parish, 234 Southern Blvd, Chatham NJ on March 19, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

Interment of Gail’s ashes joining her husband George will be private at the Central Texas Veterans Cemetery, 11463 State Hwy 195, Killeen, TX.  

In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations to or St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital.

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