Gail I. Smith of Harrington died on Aug. 25, 2011, she was 75.

Gail I. Smith of Harrington died on Aug. 25, 2011, she was 75.


Gail Smith worked at ILC for 25 years as a seamstress sewing Apollo space suits.  She actually had sewn several parts of the space suit used by Buzz Aldrin when he walked on the moon.   Mrs. Smith also worked as a cook for Heartbreak Hotel.


Mrs. Smith loved to crochet.  She was an avid jigsaw puzzle person, and most of her puzzles ranged from 1,000 to 5,000 pieces.  She would not put together anything under 1,000 pieces.  Mrs. Smith loved to sew and would make her own clothes as well as her daughter’s clothes when she was younger.


Mrs. Smith was a very strong, determined person.  She loved her family and would do anything for them.  She had a great sense of humor and loved to travel to craft and antique shows.


She is survived by a son, H. Dennis Paulison of Harrington, a daughter, Kathleen Paulison of Milford, a brother, David Standaert of Layton, NJ, and one grandchild.


She was preceeded in death by her parents, Charles and Margaret Standaert, a brother, Charles Standaert, and sisters, Margaret Hempell and Dorothy.


Funeral Services were held Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 6 p.m. at Melvin Funeral Home.


Arrangements were by the Melvin Funeral Home, visit for further information, to leave a letter of condolence, or to send flowers.