Gail Ann Kolar

Gail Ann Kolar, 71, resi­dent of Milford, NH, died on Sept. 7, 2016, at the Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Chi­cago, Ill., on Aug. 20, 1945, a daugh­ter of the late Wil­liam and Jean (Wil­liams) Kennedy.

Gail was raised and educated in El­mhurst, Illinois and graduated from York High School. She made her home in Mil­ford for the past 35 years and was employed as the secretary for the Amherst Christian Church.

Gail was an avid reader, enjoyed going to the beach and was a wonderful cook, but she most especially loved spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her sister, Donna Tan­nariello.

Family members in­clude her husband of 48 years, Kent D. Kolar of Mil­ford, NH; three sons and daughters-in-law, Matthew Kolar of Milford, Bran­don and Jennifer Kolar of Andover, MA, Daniel and Catherine Kolar of Hol­lis, NH; six grandchildren, Ben, Kieran, Enzo, Emma, Eleanora and Bea­trice; a brother, William Kennedy of Elmhurst (wife Cindy), IL; a sister, Susan Gruber of IL (husband Peter); brother-in-law, Ron Tannariello of Am­herst, NH; many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Sept. 24 from 10 a.m.-noon, and the funeral will follow from noon-1 p.m. in the Amherst Chris­tian Church, 134 Hollis Road, Amherst. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pacific Garden Missions in Chicago, Ill. ( Arrange­ments are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to