On Friday, May 10, 2019, Gail Vega
, loving wife of John Vega and devoted mother of Lindsay Vega, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 66. She was born on April 3, 1953 in Jersey City, NJ to Thomas and Irene (Vonderlinden) McDonough. She was preceded in death by her father in 2001 and her mother in 2014.
Gail graduated from Jersey City State College (NJCU) in 1975. She was a dedicated teacher, employed by the West New York Board of Education for 37 years, before retiring in 2012. Throughout her years of teaching, she influenced many young students in a positive way.
Gail had a passion for the arts, nature, and living a healthy lifestyle. She enjoyed going to live indoor and outdoor concerts and was a big Tom Petty fan. An animal lover, she is survived by the two adorable long-coat chihuahuas that brought great joy to her life, Belle and Sebastian. Warm, happy, and good-hearted, she attracted many friends, who she cared for deeply. Her extended family is too many to name.
In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to St. Jude’s, a charity she fully supported.
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