Gail J. McCarter, age 69, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on November 15th, 2017


Gail J. McCarter, age 69, of Lombard, passed away November 13, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving children.

Visitation will be Monday, November 20th, from 8:30AM-9:30AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral services will be Monday with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St, Lombard, for 10:00 AM Mass. Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, IL.

Mrs. McCarter is survived by her loving children, Michael (Heather) McCarter, Annie (Brent) Hansen and Mimi (Nick) Cunningham; her cherished grandchildren, Austin, Sophia, Josephine, Anna, Benjamin, Holly, Joseph, Vivian, Aubrey, Georgia and Greta; her dear in-laws, Patricia (Adam) DiMarzio, Richard (Rosanne) McCarter Jr., Suzanne McCarter, James ( Lori) McCarter, Peggy (Jerry) Serwa, and Thomas Noie; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Mrs. McCarter is preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas E. McCarter, her sister-in-law, Geraldine Noie, and her loving parents, Joseph & Lillian (Swatek) Laski.

Mrs. McCarter was a retired elementary school teacher for Salt Creek School in Elmhurst, IL. She enjoyed many years of international and domestic travel with her loving husband of 45 years, as well as many adventures with her 11 active grandchildren. Her favorite things included spending time with her friends, shopping, reading, gardening, knitting, and cooking. Gail was always up for taking on a new endeavor and mastering it. She pushed her family and friends to explore new horizons, yet appreciated being in the moment. One of her favorite sayings was, “If you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.”


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Rosanne McCarter says:

    Beautifully said. She was a great lady she will be missed ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Julie Oleszek says:

    Annie, I feel like I knew your mom through not only meeting her, but also through the conversations we have had. I know your family will miss her greatly. You have so many memories to cherish. You were truly a special daughter to your mom and dad. This holiday season won’t be easy, but know your friends and family surround you with love. God bless.

  3. Bob Signorella says:

    Annie & Family,
    Our hearts and prayers are with you and family during this challenging time. You are blessed to have loving parents and now both of them in their ultimate home. They will continue to watch over you as love never dies. I will always remember their loving support to Tony and our family in our time of grieving. God bless you and family!
    I’m Sympathy,
    Pam & Bob Signorella

  4. Pat DiMarzio says:

    Sister-in-law and Aunt don’t even come close; she was our Gaily… so many fun times!!! Miss you and love you forever – Adam, Pat, Kathy, Pia and Peggy

  5. Jane Styer says:

    Gail was a very special lady ~ classy with a wonderful sense of humor.
    I enjoyed teaching with her at Salt Creek Primary School ~ but most of all ~ I enjoyed being her friend.
    My husband and I send our love and deepest sympathy to her loving family and many friends.
    Jane and Jim Styer

  6. Natalie & Tom Kurka says:

    We were lucky to have met Gail at her husband’s 50th Reunion planning meetings for St. Ferdinand’s. The spouses all became “adopted reunion members”. Natalie loved the many great conversations with Gail and came to recognize that she was a great wife, Mom and friend to all she knew. She will be missed.
    Natalie & Tom Kurka

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