1963 – 2016
Woodstock Valley – Kerry Ann (Gurl) Northridge, 52, passed away at her home in Woodstock Valley, CT on Friday, April 15, 2016 after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband James B. Northridge and daughter Emma, both of Woodstock Valley and her parents Francis R. and Margaret (Reboulet) Gurl of Hudson, MA.
She was born in Melrose, MA and raised in Hudson. She attended local Catholic school, and graduated from Hudson Catholic High School in 1981. She attended Northeastern University and graduated from Babson College in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. She earned her Jurist Doctorate degree from the University of CT School of Law in 1995. She worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, and the law firm of Avis & McGrail. More recently she was a partner at Avis & Northridge. She prided herself on her knowledge of the law, and was always eager to share that knowledge with her colleagues and many friends of the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Bar.
Her greatest joy in life was her daughter Emma.
She is also survived by her three sisters: Peggy Gurl of Florida, Patty DeSantis and her husband Keith of Hudson, and Kathy Boutwell-Gibson and her husband Ken Gibson and their son Christopher Boutwell of Hudson. She was predeceased by her brother Fran.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Kerry’s family from 5:00PM to 7:00PM on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. A gathering will begin in the funeral home on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 8:30AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Flowers may be sent, or honor her with a donation to the charity of your choice. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.