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Alice Marie (Smith) Dawley Gaal

July 23, 1926 ~ September 12, 2021 (age 95)

Obituary

Cambridge-Alice M. Gaal, 95, of Cambridge, passed away Sunday morning, September 12, 2021 at the Glens Falls Center.

Born July 23, 1926 in Hoosick Falls, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Ida (White) Smith.

Alice graduated from the Cambridge Union School in 1944 and worked for Asgrow Seed Co. and also the Bentley Seed Co. for many years retiring in 1999.

Alice was an active member of the Cambridge Baptist Church until they closed and then she became an active member of the Coila Church.  She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and watching her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her two husbands, Alfred Dawley and Theodore Gaal; a son, James Dawley; grandson, Jayme Bates; granddaughter, Lisa Dawley; a sister, Frances Guber; a brother, George Smith.

Alice is survived by her children, Ronald (Conni) Dawley, Susan Dawley, Thomas Dawley, all of Cambridge, Nancy (John) Bates of Troy and Ward Dennis (Kimberly Dunda) Dawley of Londonderry, VT.  She is also survived by a brother, Charles (Sheila) Smith of Greenwich; a sister-in-law, Helen Smith of Cambridge; ten grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren and one Great Great grandchild, many nieces and nephews and her very best friend since 7th grade, Peg Hopkins.

Calling hours will be Friday, September 17, 2021 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Ackley, Ross & Gariepy Funeral Home, 73 West Main Street, Cambridge.  A service will begin at 1 pm with Pastor Peter Bailey officiating. 

Interment will follow at Woodlands Cemetery in Cambridge.

Memorial contributions in memory of Alice may be made to the Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad, 37 Gilbert St., Cambridge, NY  12816 or the Cambridge Fire Dept., P.O. Box 554, Cambridge, NY  12816.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
September 17, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Ackley, Ross & Gariepy Funeral Home
73 West Main Street
Cambridge, NY 12816

Funeral Service
Friday
September 17, 2021

1:00 PM
Ackley, Ross & Gariepy Funeral Home
73 West Main Street
Cambridge, NY 12816

Graveside Service
Friday
September 17, 2021

2:00 PM
Woodlands Cemetery
Cemetery Lane
Cambridge, NY 12816

Donations

Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad
37 Gilbert Street, Cambridge NY 12816

Cambridge Fire Dept.
P.O. Box 554, Cambridge NY 12816

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