ELAINE SARAH GAY
Elaine Sarah Gay, of Williston, died peacefully at Fletcher Allen Health Care on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, surrounded by loving family and friends. Elaine was born on Valentine’s Day, 1956, in Pittsburgh, Pa. to Samuel Moss and Ina (Mandel) Moss, who predeceased her. She was educated in Monroeville and Pittsburgh, Pa. area schools, then attended the University of Vermont, where she met her husband and life-partner, Paul. While at UVM they were VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) volunteers in southern Vermont and were married in Windsor in 1975. Elaine remained committed to progressive social issues for her entire life. Elaine was employed in the health care field for her entire adult life. Most of that time was spent as a clinical research coordinator in geriatric medicine, psychiatry and most recently, nephrology. She was passionate about her work and leaves behind many close colleagues, patients and friends. Elaine genuinely enjoyed life. Her many hobbies included cooking, reading, kayaking and gardening. She will be terribly missed by those who had the good fortune to know her. Elaine is survived by her loving husband, Paul; their son, Daniel of Worcester, Mass. and his wife, Amy, and their children, Imogene, Mirabel and Jarvis; and their son, Neale of Greenfield, Mass. and his wife, Christina, and their daughter, Clara. She also leaves behind two sisters, Lynda and Stephanie, and a brother, Frederick, all of California. The family would like to thank Drs. Steven Grunberg, Janet Ely and Ruth Heimann, as well as the many wonderful nurses and staff who cared for Elaine during her cancer treatment in FAHC. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2011, in the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 No. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Visiting hours were in the funeral home on Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Elaine’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 55 Day Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495.