Gail A. (Ellis) MacAusland

Gail A. (Ellis) MacAusland, 79, of Brockton, formerly of Randolph, died peacefully on Saturday at the Cardigan Nursing Home in Scituate, MA after living with dementia since 2015.

Born to Herbert L. Jr (deceased) and Virginia P. (Evans) (deceased) Ellis in 1944. Her brother Herbert L. Ellis III died in 2018 after living with dementia as well. She grew up in Randolph, married, and moved to Brockton. Had her two beautiful children, worked at a job she loved at Liberty Mutual and retired from there after 25 years. She had an incredible passion for ballroom dancing, going to dances four to five times a week. She was a world traveler and always went ballroom dancing wherever she traveled, enjoying making friends along the way. Everyone who knew her knew she was obsessed with Elvis. She enjoyed life to the fullest, always with a smile on her face. She loved entertaining at her home for family and friends especially at Christmas time which was her favorite holiday. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her two children with her former spouse, William E MacAusland of Brockton, daughter, Deborah J MacAusland and her husband, Gerald Holmes of Braintree and son, William M. MacAusland and his wife, Corinne Mahoney of Duxbury.

Six grandchildren, Brianne (MacAusland) Kriegel and her husband, Dan of Greer, SC, Stephanie M. (Holyoke) Ortiz and her husband, Jose of Berkley, MA, Allison C. Holyoke and her fiancée, Joseph McCarthy of Brockton, MA, Ashleigh (MacAusland) Spillane and her husband, Brian of Scituate, MA, Emily S. Holyoke of Bridgewater, MA and Brian Mahoney of Duxbury, MA.: Five great grandchildren, Casper, Niklaus, Juliana, Tessa, and Camila and three more on the way. Also survived by her sister-in-law, Hazel Ellis of Randolph and many nieces and nephews that she treated and loved like her own children.

Funeral from the Hurley Funeral Home, 134 So. Main St. (Rt. 28), Randolph, on Friday, February 2nd at 9:15am followed by a funeral mass at St. Mary Church in Randolph at 10am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, February 1st from 4-7pm. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer's research group of your choosing.


First Name: Paul
Last Name: Goyette
City: Port St. Lucie
State: FL
Country: United States
Entry Date: 01/31/2024

Gail my friend, i will always remember you calling almost every
night to just talk to pass your time talking to someone, Happy it was me you chose to speak with, you would talk for 1 hour. I would just listen for 1 hour till i would say what time is it your answer would be time for bed. I listened any time you called. I was happy doing that for you. Now my friend,. Rest in Peace
Love Always my friend. This is my last GOOD NIGHT IN HEAVEN. my thoughts always. Love Paul My Friend !!

First Name: Elaine
Last Name: Mattos
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 01/31/2024

We worked together @ Liberty Mutual for a long time. You were so smart and one of the friendliest people I know. We went to many lunches together and we'll always remember your 50th birthday celebration. We had a lot of good times with our group at work. You will be missed.

First Name: Bill
Last Name: Macausland
City: Duxbury
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 01/31/2024

RIP mom. I know you are dancing with Mamie, Grampie,
and Uncle Herb. You were the best mom ever. My heart is shattered but I know you are in a better place. No more suffering. I'm sorry for all those years you had to suffer with this horrible disease. I'm sure the beaches up there are amazing and the waters are shallow so you are safe. No more glug glug. Love you forever Mom.

First Name: Deborah
Last Name: MacAusland
City: Braintree
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 02/02/2024

Mom you were a one of a kind. You were always happy and always available for those that needed help especially your family. You helped me on so many occasions. Thank you. I love you.
I wish you the sweetest peace. I will see you again. Give Mamie, Grampie and Uncle Herb a hug from me. I miss you all so much.

First Name: Lisa
Last Name: Hicks
City: Ridgway
State: PA
Country: U.S.A.
Entry Date: 02/02/2024

Although I never got to know you personally, I do know that always put a smile on Debbie’s face Everytime she spoke of you! May you find a beautiful dance hall in Heaven, where the music is Angelic, the dresses amazing, the men dressed to the 9’s and comfortable shoes so that you may dance and enjoy yourself forevermore! Until we all can be together and dance, BLESSED BE to you and blessings to your families!

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