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Gaye F. Southworth

April 12, 1939 — February 25, 2021

Gaye F. Southworth, 81, of Punta Gorda, FL and Mashpee, MA passed away on February 25, 2021. She was born on April 12, 1939, to Justin and Virginia Flanagan in Hartford, CT.  Gaye moved to Punta Gorda in January of 2007 from Scituate, MA where she resided since 1979.  She served as a Legal Assistant for Boston law firms Hale & Dorr for 10 years, Nutter, McClennen & Fish for 4 years, and as a temp Legal Secretary at various downtown law firms for Routhier Legal Services for almost 10 years.  

Gaye was a member of the Ft. Campbell Gourmet Cooking Club and always found the time to be involved within her community.  She volunteered for the Cape Christian Fellowship Church program for needy children, Cardinal Cushing General Hospital, and various other local groups.  Gaye enjoyed socializing, especially at poolside gatherings and group luncheons with family and friends, and was especially dedicated to her grandchildren. 

Gaye will be deeply missed by her loving husband of 52 years William W. Southworth; daughter Julie K. Schneider; son William J. Southworth; sisters Judith Hunnicut and Tara Bowen; grandchildren W. Kevin, Jessie and Desmond Southworth-Mahoney; and grandchildren Carley and Ella Schneider. A graduate of Becker College, Worcester, MA, she was preceded in death by her parents. 

A Celebration of Life was held at Vista Del Sol Condominium on February 27, 2021, in Punta Gorda, FL, and a second Celebration of  Life will be held this summer on Cape Cod, MA. Friends and family are invited to make donations where they feel the need is greatest in light of the Covid pandemic. 

To express condolences to the family and share in celebrating the life of Gaye, please visit and sign the online guestbook.  Arrangements are by Johnson Taylor Funeral and Cremation.

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