Antoinette T. ‘Dolly’ Gaul, 97, beautician at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, was a fantastic hostess

By on September 2, 2015

Antoinette T. “Dolly” Gaul, 97, of Lancaster passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at Brethren Village.

Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Michelina (Selliti) Caccamo. She was the wife of the late Harry H. Gaul who passed away in 1985.

She was a graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School. Dolly owned and operated her own beauty shop for more than 22 years in Lancaster and later served as the beautician at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Homes and Crematory for more than 20 years.

Dolly was a faithful member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church where she served on the bereavement committee, was a member of the Senior Citizens Club, the Altar Rosary Society, and helped with bazaars and Lenten dinners. Dolly was also a member of the American Legion Post No. 34 and the Sons of Italy Lodge in Philadelphia. She was a fantastic cook and hostess.

You never left her house hungry. She was the prettiest girl on the dance floor and her husband’s Miss America. She taught her family the true meaning of unconditional love and to us she was the best Mom, Mother-in-law, Nanny and Grand Nanny the Great.

She is survived by her son: Harry H. Gaul Jr., husband of Judene, of East Petersburg; two grandchildren: Amanda Worboys, wife of Tom, of Natick, Mass.; and Angela Gaul, wife of Joel Jackel of New City, N.Y.; and one great-grandson: Ryan Jackel, who was the love of her life for the past seven months; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her four sisters: Angelina Cilea, Josephine Severino, Phyllis Cleary, Helen Artigiani; and one brother: Sam Caccamo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 501 E. Orange St., Lancaster. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz; and a second viewing from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home on Friday morning. Interment will be in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery, Lancaster.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Bereavement Committee at the above address or to the Dominican Monastery, 1834 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.

To send the family an online condolence, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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  1. Chantelle Chelland

    September 3, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Dear Family of Antoinette Gaul,

    My name is Chantelle. I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I am one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in your area and wanted to share an encouraging thought from the Bible. The Bible promises of a time when “no resident will say I am sick,” (Isaiah 33:24) and tells of a time when those who have died will be brought back to life. This is at Isaiah 26:19 where it says, “Your dead will live…and the earth will let those powerless in death come to life.” Doesn’t that sound amazing! God will give his son, Jesus, the power to do this by means of his heavenly kingdom in the very near future. Knowing these promises from the Bible can offer comfort and hope during difficult times. It is my hope that it brings these to you.

    Sincerely,
    Chantelle Chelland

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