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Phone: 518-561-3980
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Phone: 518-561-3980

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Gail Z. Calongne

PLATTSBURGH – Gail Z. Calongne, 78 of Plattsburgh died Thursday, May 24, 2018, surrounded by her loving family and friends at CVPH.

Gail was born in Plattsburgh, NY on January 31, 1940 and graduated from Plattsburgh High School in 1958. After attending Beauty School in Buffalo, she married the love of her life Clifford P. Calongne on January 27, 1962 at St. Peters Church in Plattsburgh. She spent the next 4 years with Cliff in the US Army at Fort Bragg, NC, subsequently returning to Plattsburgh to raise their Children where Gail worked at Plattsburgh/Stafford Middle School as a Guidance Secretary for over 33 years.

Some of Gail’s passion’s were spending time at their family camp in Loon Lake with family, accompany Cliff on his photography trips which took them all around the world. Gail also found joy in tending her beautiful flower gardens, cheering for the Plattsburgh State hockey team, and taking yearly trips to Las Vegas with close friends.

After Retirement, Gail was a 15 year volunteer at CVPH and the Wedding Coordinator at the Plattsburgh Memorial Chapel. Gail’s love for the Chapel was evident in her hard work in organizing many weddings through the years. She always loved urging people to pull the rope and ring the bell on their way out.

She was predeceased by her husband Cliff, parents Anthony and Josephine Zubinsky, and brother in law James Tuomey. Gail is survived by her two sons Tony, and Michael Calongne and his wife Kelli, a sister Janet Tuomey, her brother and sister in laws Robert and Kathy McGowan, Jerry Rife, her nieces and nephews, Kevin, Scott and Lianne Tuomey and Kathy Stubbing, Patrick, Robbie, Shawn, and Sue McGowan, Eric and Erin Rife, of LaMesa, California.

In Lieu of Flowers, donations in Gail’s Memory may be made to the Plattsburgh Memorial Chapel, 100 US Oval, Plattsburgh, NY 12903.

There will be no calling hours, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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