Gale M. Hafford, 84, of Marlborough

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Gale M. HaffordNov. 1, 1939 ~ June 14, 2024

Marlborough – Gale Mary (Beaulieu) Hafford, 84, of Marlborough passed away peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2024 at Knollwood Nursing Center in West Boylston after a short illness.

She was born on November 1, 1939 in Lowell, MA to her parents Raymond and Catherine (Groton) Beaulieu.

Gale is survived by two children, her daughter Cheryl Parks and her husband Tom of Marlborough, MA and her son Daniel Hafford and his long-time companion Juli of Iowa; five grandchildren Derek Greska, Jennifer Greska, Kyle Hafford, Tiffanie Parks and Thomas Parks Jr; eleven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Beaulieu and his wife Theresa of New Hampshire and James Beaulieu of Texas; a sister, Darlene Beaulieu of Marlborough and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was predeceased by her son, Wayne, and daughter, Michelle, as well as her brother Raymond Beaulieu and her two sisters Geraldine Hafford and Elaine Beaulieu.

Gale was a dedicated employee who worked for Digital for over 25 years and Specialized Plastics for over 20 years. She was a hard worker all her life and continued to work up until she was 81 years of age.

Gale valued her family and friends so much. She loved to spend her time at Hampton Beach in the summer and did every summer for several years. If she was not at Hampton, Gale made sure she was at her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s sporting events and dance recitals. She loved to be a part of it all. Her grandchildren’s teammates and friends looked forward to having Gale at their games and events so much that she was even awarded MVP of her grandson’s Frost Bite Softball league one year.

Gale was loved and known as “Grammy Gale” or “Ma” to so many families and friend’s children. She was an avid walker, walking up to three miles a day all over her hometown of Marlborough.

Gale will be missed by so many. There wasn’t a party or event for her family and friends that she wasn’t a part of. Her quick wit, outgoing personality and ability to go up and chat with anyone and everyone will be missed at these future events in the years to come.

Following cremation, Gale’s memorial calling hours will be held on Friday, June 28, 2024 from 4-6 pm at Short & Rowe Funeral Home, 95 W. Main Street, Marlborough, MA 01752.

Burial will be at a later date.

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