1935 – 2021
Pomfret – Gail (Sutherlund) McElroy, 85, of Blossom Dr., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Day Kimball Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert McElroy for 59 years until his passing in 2014. Born in W. Roxbury, MA, she was the daughter of the late John and Sarah (Cameron) Sutherland.
Mrs. McElroy worked for many years as a bookkeeper at the Learning Clinic in Pomfret.
Gail was well known for being a social butterfly and always putting her friends and family first. She was also an active member of the Pomfret Democratic town committee.
Gail is survived by her sons, Kevin McElroy and his wife Lynell of Danbury, and Kenneth McElroy of Pomfret; her sisters, Linda Witkowski and Pamela Soucy both of Farmington; her grandchildren, Caitlin Moore, Kelly Jean McElroy, Jonathan Sakolsky, and Russell Sakolsky. She was predeceased by her siblings, Robert Sutherland, Jay Sutherland, Patricia Bringham, and Joan Chesney.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit with Gail’s family on Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in Most Holy Trinity Church, 568 Pomfret Rd., Pomfret, CT 06259. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.