Gail E. Cardinale, 75, passed away March 9, 2022 at Kingston Hospital. She was a resident at Ten Broeck Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Kingston, NY, and a former resident of Hudson, Saugerties, and Lake Katrine, NY.
Gail Elizabeth Cardinale was born to Charles and Margaret “Leona” Cardinale in Hudson, NY, on March 7, 1947. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy in Hudson, and Benedictine Nursing School in Kingston, where she obtained her Registered Nurse (R.N.) certification.
In addition to working in positions under her R.N., Gail also held various healthcare related positions in consultative, supportive, supervisory, and administrative roles. She had lengthy tenures at ARC, the former Hudson River Psychiatric Center, Kingston Hospital, and NYS Correctional systems. As a faithful member of the Catholic Church, Gail felt privileged for all her opportunities to care for aging Nuns.
Gail was an avid reader and trivia buff, and in addition to spending time with family and friends, and attending Mass, she enjoyed music, movies, and live entertainment. Gail was also known for her collection of sock monkey dolls, and related memorabilia. Her enthusiasm for her wide-smiled monkeys, and all things sock monkey related, always brought joy to her and those around her.
Gail is survived by her children Lori Rose, Amy Halwick, and Edward Gittere; grandchildren, Zack Rose, Krystal Rose, Anthony Halwick, Rebecca Winchell, and Payton Gittere; great grandchildren, Geonna Rose and Arabella Winchell; and cousins, James Woodward, Donald Woodward, Gloria Lester, and Anita Jensen.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, Kingston, where a private burial will take place at Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson, NY. A celebration of life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.