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Gail Thorne Leander

Obituary for Gail Thorne Leander

January 11, 2021
Plymouth, Massachusetts

Obituary

Gail (Thorne) Leander, 69, of Plymouth, MA and Ft. Lauderdale, FL passed away on January 11, 2021 at home surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer. Gail was born in Hingham, MA on February 25, 1951 to the late Budd Thorne and Jean (Falletti) Thorne. She graduated from Hingham High School in 1969 and attended Northeastern University. Gail married Wayne Leander and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. She settled in Rockland, MA to raise her family. In retirement, Gail spent her time between homes in Massachusetts and Florida.

Our beloved mother had a huge heart and was young at heart. She was a second mother to many and fostered over 30 children throughout her life. Gail loved to travel to Italy, Paris, Hawaii, California, Las Vegas and Disney World. She enjoyed hosting parties and cookouts as she loved to be surrounded by friends and family. Everyone was welcomed in her home. Gail also enjoyed cooking and was known for her delicious Italian food, based on recipes from her Italian ancestors. Family always came first for our mom. Her biggest enjoyment was spending time with her grandchildren. You could always find her in the stadium, field or rink cheering on her grandsons and granddaughter. Over the past 2 years, we were in awe of her enormous strength and courage as she battled cancer. Gail was truly the heart of our family and will be deeply missed.

Gail is survived by her husband Wayne; son Wayne, Jr. and his wife Laura of Rockland; son Paul and his husband Mike Bourland of Boston; grandchildren Jacob, Nicholas, Lucas and Lila; brother Bruce Thorne of Bridgewater and nephews Blake, Ben and Bruce II.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Home for Little Wanderers.

Due to Covid restrictions, Gail's services will be private. A celebration of Gail's life will be held later this summer

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Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
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