Gayl J. (Thomas) Mineo (1943 - 2016)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Gayl J. (Thomas) Mineo’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Gayl so that her life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Gayl’s biography.

Gayl J. Mineo 1943 - 2016
NEW HARTFORD - Gayl J. Mineo, 73, of New Hartford, died after a brief illness on Friday, June 10, 2016, at the Siegenthaler Center, with her loving husband by her side.
She was born on March 2, 1943, in Utica, only child of Ione Miller Thomas and the late William Thomas. Gayl graduated from New Hartford High School in 1961 and married Ronald Mineo on May 29, 1965, in St. Thomas Church, New Hartford. She worked at Utica Mutual; as a dental hygienist; at Myles Elementary School as a teacher's aide; and most recently with Zogby International as a supervisor. While at Zogby, she created many special friendships that she cherished.
Gayl was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church. She had previously belonged to the Twin Ponds Golf League and a bowling league. She was an Avon representative for many years, happily providing this service to her friends and family. She was also a Lifetime Auxiliary Member of the New Hartford American Legion Post 1376, and she and her husband visited many other Posts up and down the East Coast during their travels to their favorite vacation destination, Myrtle Beach. Gayl looked forward to the time she spent with her friends, Arlene Ruia and Barb Mozloom, their husbands often referring to them as the Golden Girls.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald Mineo, of New Hartford; mother, Ione Thomas, of New Hartford; children, Deborah Fournier, of Whitesboro, William Mineo and his wife, Laurie, of Cassville, and Tina Barnhill and her husband, Brett, of Norcross, GA; grandchildren, Chayce, Dylan and Logan Fournier; brothers and sisters-in-law, Anthony and Antonia Mineo, of Lakewood, CO, Patrick and Linda Mineo, of Whitesboro, and Richard and Cindy Mineo, of Whitesboro; many nieces and nephews; cousins, Janet Mondi, Roger and Judy Bennett and Arlene and Fred Geraty; and special friends, Ruth Babowicz, Ardelle Tuckerman and George and Ann Snyder.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to the staff at the Siegenthaler Center and Crouse Irving Hospital for all the care given to Gayl.
The funeral will be on Tuesday at 10:00 at St. Thomas Church, where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated. Interment will be in Crown Hill Memorial Park. Calling hours will be on Monday from 4:00 to 6:00 at the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford.
Friends may consider the Siegenthaler Center or thein memory of Gayl.
For online expression of sympathy, go to [external link].
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on June 12, 2016

Gayl J. (Thomas) Mineo Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Gayl J. (Thomas) Mineo and her immediate Mineo family. Add to Gayl J. (Thomas) Mineo's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with her family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

on

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Gayl.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Gayl J. (Thomas) Mineo? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Did Gayl move a lot? Did she emigrate from another country? Add Gayl's last known location.

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Father: William L. Thomas
Mother: Ione Miller Thomas

Education

Did Gayl finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Gayl attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Gayl did for a living or if she had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Organizations

Add organizations, groups and memberships.

Military Service

It is unknown if Gayl J. (Thomas) Mineo is a military veteran.

Middle name

J.

Maiden name

Thomas

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Gayl's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Gayl's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Gayl a religious woman? Add Gayl’s religion

Gender

Female

Family Photos

Historically notable or family photographs that show the life of Gayl J. (Thomas) Mineo and her immediate Thomas family.

Timeline

1943 - In the year that Gayl J. (Thomas) Mineo was born, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

1964 - By the time she was 21 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

1980 - Gayl was 37 years old when on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

1987 - Gayl was 44 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

1988 - By the time she was 45 years old, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

Gayl J. (Thomas) Mineo Family Tree

Who was Gayl’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Gayl’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

You can add or remove people from Gayl's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Gayl J. (Thomas) Mineo is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to her obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Gayl J. (Thomas) Mineo died on June 10, 2016 at age 73. No cause of death has been entered for Gayl. She was born on March 2, 1943. She was born to William L. Thomas and Ione Miller Thomas, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

Share a Memory about Gayl Mineo

What do you remember about Gayl J. (Thomas) Mineo? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Gayl is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Gayl J. (Thomas) Mineo

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Success Stories from Biographies like Gayl J. (Thomas) Mineo

I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.