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Gail (Hanrahan) Nicosia

October 14, 1937 ~ February 10, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Gail Nicosia Obituary

Gail Nicosia 86 (Hanrahan) passed away Saturday morning at Avon Health Center after a 9-year illness with Alzheimer’s Disease. Prior to Alzheimer’s Gail lived a full vibrant life. Alzheimer’s took a lot the past few years but never her love of her family. Gail will be remembered by her family for being kind, a good listener and having empathy for all. She loved watching her beautiful grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow. She would love having them for sleepovers, taking them on day trips, going to her cousin Eleanor’s Lake house, the Cappy’s Lake house and cooking for them. She loved holding them and giving Eskimo kisses. Most of her life she was happiest when the whole family got together and everyone was eating, drinking and playing games. She enjoyed travel to Sicily, Rome, Ireland and anywhere she and her second husband Mike Nicosia could travel to. She loved fun competitions of all kinds like board games, cards, and especially her sports. She lit up anytime she knew a winning answer or played a winning hand or rolled a winning Yahtzee! She was a formidable athlete she first became known for her windmill fast pitching with the Old Mill Farmerettes a rumored to be semi-professional women's softball team when she was only 13 and 14. She stayed active with competitive sports and was a scratch duckpin bowler, she was an avid golfer and member of Greenwoods Country Club where she has two documented hole-in-ones during tournament play. She loved her golfing buddies and close to all of them. Gail's love of recreational sports includes her love of watching golf on TV and the UCONN women's basketball team. She knew all the players names at UCONN and the top competitors. Gail didn’t spend all her time playing and watching sports she was a loving homemaker first married to Bill Julian (married 1957-1980) while her 4 children were little. She would work with Bill at their family-owned restaurant Benny Nero’s when needed and later earned a medical secretarial certificate from NCCC. She spent time as a medical secretary and later worked in various customer service roles at Northwest Bank. Gail was a dedicated volunteer with Pop-Warner Football women’s auxiliary, an avid Catholic Church member and lover of cats and dogs. She especially loved her dog Mikey and Twinkie the dog her grandchildren brought to visit her over the past 5 years. Gail has been predeceased by her brother Don Hanrahan and his wife Sally , her sisters Kathy Polick (George), Patricia Duchene and her husband Donald, her son Guy Julian (Sue), Her first husband Bill Julian, Second husband Michael Nicosia and companion David Peqinout. Gail is survived by her Brother Tommy Hanrahan (Martha) and her 3 other children along with their families: son, Bill Julian (Franca) with Selene Casella (Charlie) and their son CJ; daughter, Tracy Julian and her three children Jordan Toussaint (Matthew) with two children Blake and Colbie, Lila Maloney and JT Maloney; son, Barry Julian (Susie) with Nina Julian and Garrett Julian; along with Guy’s son Guy Julian Jr (Danielle) with son Guy, daughter, Amy Wylie (Ryan) daughter Ava: Gail has many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Friday February 16th from 9-10:30 am at Phalen Funeral Home, 285 Migeon Ave, Torrington, CT. Mass will follow at 11 am at St Joseph’s Church, 186 Main Street, Winsted Ct In lieu of flowers please donate to The Alzheimer’s Association.

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Visitation
Friday
February 16, 2024

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Phalen Funeral Home
285 Migeon Avenue
Torrington, CT 06790

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
February 16, 2024

11:00 AM
Saint Joseph Church
31 OakSt
Winsted, CT 06098

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