Obituary of Mrs. Gayle Haggerty

February 12, 2020

Gayle Haggerty of New York, NY, died peacefully in the company of her daughters on February 12, 2020 after a long journey with Glioblastoma Brain Cancer. Her last day was spent surrounded by the comfort and love of her family and friends. To those who knew Gayle, she was lovingly dedicated to her family, friends, her dog, and her red wine. With her strong-willed personality and impressive work ethic she always put her full heart into everything that she did. She was thoughtful, practical, responsible and confident. Gayle was born in West Hempstead, NY on July 31st, 1960 to Arthur and Asta Haggerty. Her intelligence, kindness, and beauty was always recognized by her family, friends, and colleagues. For 34 years, Gayle thrived in the insurance industry as part of the construction market. She spent most of her career as an established broker specializing in construction casualty. Throughout her career, she found great pleasure in the people she met and the experiences she had in the industry. She is survived by her daughter Kelsey Rowland of New York, NY; her daughter Natalie Rowland of New York, NY; her dog Sparky of New York, NY; her sisters and brother, Donna McCarthy of Garden City, NY, Lynne Haggerty of Lambertville, NJ, Mark Haggerty of Centerport, NY. She is also greatly loved and adored by all her nieces, nephews, and numerous friendships. The family is grateful for the care provided by Dr. Craig Nolan and his oncology team at Memorial Sloan Kettering, and Dr. Michael B Sisti and his neurosurgery team at Columbia University Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Words cannot express the excellent and tenderhearted care received from our home health aids Candice, Carol, Elisa, and Althea. We are thankful for the amazing Hospice Care of Calvary Hospital, especially by Alberto and Floyd. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, February 20th at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, please send donations In Gayle Haggerty's memory to support Brain Cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Checks can be made payable to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, please mail to: Memorial Sloan Kettering Office of Development, Attn: Elliott Pollock, PO Box 27106, New York, NY 10087. Please indicate on the check that the gift is in memory of Gayle Haggerty. Online donations may be made directly to:

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February 20, 2020

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I will miss her so much. I hope her girls and family find peace now.

Posted by: Pat Hindle - NY, NY - February 15, 2020

I'm a friend of
Lynne, Gayles sister. There is lots of love.

Posted by: Clay Bogusky - Morristown, NJ - February 15, 2020

This is a memory of Gayle that myself and my co-worker Nelly will always keep in our minds and heart about Gayle. We will always remember Gayle as a petite woman who shopped at L&T and who would wear the prettiest dresses and boots, Gayle always dressed so professional, she was so approachable, smart and always smiling, we would talk to her in the kitchen at Alliant Insurance Services in Garden City where we worked with Gayle. Rest in Peace Gayle. Our prayers go out to Gayle's family.

Posted by: Donna Kissane - Uniondale, NY - February 18, 2020

Truly one of the most amazing human beings I have ever had the pleasure to work with and call my friend. We will miss you Gayle !!

Posted by: Catia Alati - , NY - February 18, 2020

Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mom.. God Bless

Posted by: Maria Galan - Brooklyn, NY - February 19, 2020