Gail E. Trapiss

June 14, 2012       

ADAMS, N.Y.    Gail E. Trapiss, 55, of East Church Street, died Wednesday evening at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown. 

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, at Piddock Funeral Home, Adams, with Rev. Mary Drake, pastor of the Mannsville and Lorraine Methodist Churches, officiating. Burial will be private. Calling hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 18, at the funeral home.

Born Aug. 23, 1956, in Noranda, Quebec, Canada, daughter of Victor and Marilyn Presley Sands, she graduated in 1974 from Jefferson High School, Rochester. 

She married Ronald Trapiss of Rochester in 1974. The couple lived in Rochester before moving to Pierrepont Manor in 1986. The marriage later ended in divorce.

Mrs. Trapiss managed the Pierrepont Manor store and later as a deli and bakery manager at Rods Big M in Adams and Sandy Creek.

She is survived by her long time companion, Michael Weston, Adams; her mother, Marilyn Sands, Rochester; three sons, Cory and Heather Trapiss, Macedon, James Trapiss, Adams Center, and Michael Weston II, Adams; two daughters, Christine Trapiss and companion, Josh Peter, Lacona, Amy Phillips, Sandy Creek; five grandchildren; four brothers, Douglas Sands, William Sands, James Sands and Richard Sands; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her father, Victor Sands.

Gail enjoyed her Secret Pals Club, bowling and flower gardening.

Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons Street, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

Information provided by Piddock Funeral Home, Adams, and, Watertown.