BRUNSWICK — Gail Schley Grant de la Motte of Brunswick passed away Sunday, July 10.

She was born on April 30, 1924, in East Orange, N.J., daughter of Winifred (Michel Schley) and Hunter Beaton Grant. Educated in Maplewood schools, she was a 1942 graduate of Columbia High School and also Cornell University. She attended Montclair State Teachers’ College, where she met her future husband Conrad de la Motte. They married on April 1, 1950.

Gail was employed for 1 1/2 years by the Lincoln National Bank, but decided to stay at home after that to raise the couples two daughters, Jeanne and Claire.

Gail was a member of the American Association of University Women. She was an avid reader and especially interested in medical issues. Others sought her out for unofficial medical advice.

From the time she was a small child, Gail and her family spent summers in Maine. She especially loved the Weld and Rockport areas and had many friends there over the years. Although she and Conrad enjoyed spending the cold winters in sunny Florida for several years, when they needed to make a move later in life, Maine was the natural choice.

She will be remembered for her love of her family, her skill at word play, the ability to fix just about anything, and helping her daughters with their homework issues.

Gail is survived by her husband of 61 years, Conrad of Brunswick; daughters, Jeanne and husband, Craig Edmunds, of Norway and Claire Vining and companion, Rick Schencks, of Bangor and Farmington; grandchildren, Aimee Parks and husband, Kieyn, of West Long Branch, N.J., Nicole Edmunds and companion, Aaron Flye, of Farmington, Michel Vining and companion, Nate Robbins, of Dixfield and Luke Vining and companion, Wanda Marston, of Dixfield; she was the proud great-grandmother of Mya Gastin and Daniel Parks.

She was predeceased by her brother, Hunter B. Grant Jr.; and her parents.

Gail’s family thanks the staff and caregivers at the Garden and Thornton Hall for their loving care and devotion to her and her family.

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