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Gail Ann Caldon-Vargas-Galvez 1963-2019

Updated: Jan 27, 2022

Gail Ann Caldon-Vargas-Galvez, aged 56, passed away the morning of May 14th, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital after being diagnosed with stage IV melanoma. She was born in Gardner, Massachusetts on April 26th, 1963, to Lois Falcon and Peter Caldon. She spent much of her life living in Indian Orchard, Massachusetts; Broad Brook, Connecticut; and Kyle, Texas. She died peacefully, in as much comfort as possible.

She is survived by her husband Jose Galvez, and her two daughters Victoria Vargas-Caldon and Amiee Caldon. Also surviving are father Peter Caldon, stepmother Donna Caldon, Sister Tina McCarter, goddaughter and niece Nichol McCarter, and nephew Ryan McCarter. She will be leaving behind her beloved dogs Toby, Amber, and Finn.

Gaily was a free and independent spirit who loved celebrating holidays, hand-making crafts, gardening, and going on adventures. She took the utmost care of her two daughters, whom she deeply loved. She wanted to build the best life she could for them. She can be quoted describing herself as the following:

“I am a happy person who loves to laugh and enjoy the company of my family and friends. I don’t get mad or upset that much but when I do, I still try to smile. I trust people, I think too much. I believe in giving everyone a second chance but once you lose the faith. Everyone gets hurt in life, that’s life. Learn to pick yourself back up and move on. Love is something that is rare to find, once you find it never let it go. And smile someone loves you!”

A mass in celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 at 10:00am in St. Catherine’s Church in Broad Brook, Connecticut.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Gail’s memory to the American Cancer Society.

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Monika Bielk
Monika Bielk

I remember making friends with Gail while in school at the former Broad Brook Grammar School in Broad Brook, CT. She invited me over for many sleep overs and I remember her parents and sister, Tina. Gail and I were in the same grade. We had fun sledding on the school's hill in the winter and at each other's homes. She was my best friend for many years. I miss her. Even today, I miss her laughter and her smile. She and our classmates helped me get through the darkest days of my early youth after a neighbor, who was also a family friend passed away in 1973. If it weren't for her, I would have been set back …


Tina Cote-Massie
Tina Cote-Massie

GAIL: we were close buddys I knew you well and you knew me better than anyone I always knew I could come to you for advice. I'd come so pe-oed you'd laugh and say oh you'll get over it and I knew you were right. I love you and man I'm gonna miss you. I loved making crafts with you and I was so appriciative of you lone of your home for maddys 6 bday it will never go forgotten. Love you kido see you latter.

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