Carole A. (Crowley) Gale of Bucksport, Me., died Oct. 29. She was 80.

She was born April 15, 1939 to Richard and Mary Crowley at the Brockton hospital. She grew up in Brockton and attended local schools. Following high school graduation, she worked as a medical secretary at Carney Hospital in Boston. She met her future husband Henry Gale in Edgartown. They were married on May 21, 1960 and moved to Portland, where Henry was a newscaster at WGAN TV/RADIO. In 1965 they moved to Washington, D.C. for two years while Henry worked for the American Trucking Association. They returned to Portland where Henry joined the Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce and Carole began work at the Osteopathic Hospital as a medical secretary. They made their home on in Portland, moving later to Standish.

They had two children. During those years, Carole’s major interest was being a homemaker and raising the children.

She and Henry enjoyed travel, and spent many years visiting places like Bermuda, England, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Florida, California and Canada. When the children grew up and pursued their own careers, Carole owned and managed The Carriage Lantern Card and Gift Shop in South Portland, while Henry worked as a partner in the advertising agency of Chellis, Conwell & Gale.

Her many cherished friends included Mary Ellen Larsen of Vineyard Haven.

In addition to her husband of 60 years, she is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth and her husband William K. Wilcox of Windham, Me.; a son, Steven H. Gale of Portland, Me.; a brother Richard and his wife Donna Crowley of Rehoboth; numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Maine, 470 Forest Ave, Ste 302, Portland, ME 04101.

Arrangements are under the care of the Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home in Bucksport (