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. (www.pgm.org). 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 www.smith-heald.com.