Marlborough – Gayle A. (Downey) DiRico, 55, of Marlborough, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at her home. Born and raised in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Harold F. and Eleanor (Severance) Downey and the wife of James DiRico of Marlborough, to whom she had been married for the past 24 years.
A graduate of Assabet Valley Technical High School, Gayle had been employed as a waitress at Sully's First Edition Pub in Marlborough until the time of her illness.
She was a member of the former St. Ann's Parish in Marlborough, loved long walks on the beach and shelling at Sanibel Island, Fla., bird watching, astronomy, and “junk store” antiquing.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her sons, Christopher and Kyle DiRico of Marlborough; her brothers, Harold F. “Skeets” Downey Jr. and his wife, Gail, of Stow and Wayne Downey of Yarmouth; her sister, Lynne Montague, of Hudson; ?her mother- and father?in-law, Mary and Peter DiRico of Marlborough; and an extended family of aunts, uncles, sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held Sunday, Jan. 12, from 4 – 8 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Hospital Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.