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In Memory of

Gail Smith Christensen

April 29, 1930 - February 23, 2017

Obituary


Gail Smith Christensen, 86, widower of Dorothy (Mercer) Christensen, of East Hartford, passed away on Feb. 23, 2017. He was born April 29, 1930 in East Hartford, a lifelong resident and was son to the late Thomas and Ethel (Smith) Christensen. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Gail was retiree of Connecticut General "CIGNA" and had worked as a pressman in the printing dept. for many years. He was also a lifelong member of First Congregational Church in East Hartford and a past member of the East Hartford Exchange Club.

Gail Smith Christensen, 86, widower of Dorothy (Mercer) Christensen, of East Hartford, passed away on Feb. 23, 2017. He was born April 29, 1930 in East Hartford, a lifelong resident and was son to the late Thomas and Ethel (Smith) Christensen. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Gail was retiree of Connecticut General "CIGNA" and had worked as a pressman in the printing dept. for many years. He was also a lifelong member of First Congregational Church in East Hartford and a past member of the East Hartford Exchange Club.
He is survived and will be missed by his children; Thomas Christensen, Nancy and Neil Farina, Susan and Joseph Brueckner and Douglas and Sue Christensen, a brother, Ronald and Loretta Christensen, his seven precious grandchildren: Arron and Megan Christenson, Nicole Christensen, Jesse Christensen, Travis Brueckner, Kyle and Keisha Brueckner, Sheena Brueckner, Julia Brueckner and fiancé, John Tanaka, step grandchildren: Jessica, Adam and Matthew, six sweet great grandchildren; Aiden Christensen, Lily Christensen, Hunter Christensen, Riley Brueckner, Vik Brueckner and Isabelle Brueckner and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his sister Janice Arbuckle and brothers, Rae and Arleigh Christensen.
A time of visitation will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 10-11am followed by a Prayer Service at 11am at Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford, Pastor Kelly, presiding of First Congregational Church. Burial with military honors will follow in Silver Lane Cemetery, East Hartford. For directions, online messages, detailed obituary and to view his tribute, please visit www.newkirkandwhitney.com.