Heather L. Falk
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Gloucester, MA - Heather Lee Falk, 50 years old, of Essex, formerly of Gloucester, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020, at Lahey Hospital in Burlington after a brief illness. Born in Boston, Heather was adopted at birth by the late William L. and Mary Falk of Gloucester. She was a graduate of Gloucester High School, class of 1990.
Heather was an employee and volunteer of the Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester for 30 years, many of those years hosting story time and entertaining young children in the "Children's Room." She was a devoted member of St. Ann's Church in Gloucester, and was a member of the Women's Guild, where she helped work on fundraisers, church fairs, and other events. Her favorite activities were candlepin bowling, attending dances at the Gloucester Fraternity Club, going to the concerts at Harbor Loop in the summer, and having lunch around town with her friends. Heather maintained many friendships throughout her life, and she was known for always remembering their birthdays and keeping in touch by phone on a regular basis.
Surviving her are her brother Scott W. Falk and his wife JoEllen of Essex. Three nephews, Brandon Falk, Liam Falk, and Cole Falk; and one niece, Lainie Falk, all of Essex. She is also survived by her aunt Geraldine Kippen, and closest friends Billy Tebo and Priscilla White, all of Gloucester, and many other close friends and relatives. Heather will be remembered by all for her thoughtful, generous, and kind spirit. She was a true friend to all.

There are no visiting hours. Heather's Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 15, at 11 a.m., in St. Ann's Church, Holy Family Parish, Prospect St., Gloucester. Family and friends are cordially invited. Her burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Heather's memory to: Gloucester Lyceum, Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930. Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester. Online condolences may be given at www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 10, 2020


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Deborah douglass guyer
Feb 17, 2020
So saddens to hear of the passing of heather my thoughts and prayers go out to the Falk family
Your Troop 3 Family
Feb 12, 2020
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Zachary Grimes
Feb 12, 2020
Heather had the kindest soul of any person I ever met. She made me feel welcomed every time I entered the library as a kid. She would always ask for me and say hi to me in the later years as I grew older. I wish I got to see her one last time. To Heather's family, I am so sorry for your loss. May Heather's smile and warm welcoming arms look over us for the rest of time.
Feb 10, 2020
I first met Heather in first grade. We were in Beeman school. In the hallway and just hit it off. She was so sweet and it turned out that we thought alike. We didn’t like mean people. From that day on I feel like we held a bond and I’ve never forgotten. I wish we made plans after we talked last summer at the library. There’s very few people like her in this world. Let’s pray her loss will help us embrace love and kindness more.
Melanie Olson Giles
Feb 10, 2020
Heather was always so kind. I have such memories growing up at her house. I always loved seeing her at the library and made a point to look for her. I am so sad. She was amazing❤️
Tom Quinn
Feb 10, 2020
You are will be always remember as the wonderful person you grew up to be. You always had a smile that made others happy to see. The library will never be able to replace such a dedicated employee as you.
Joe & Priscilla Ciarametaro
Feb 10, 2020
Dear Scott and family,
So very sorry for your loss. I did not have any idea she was sick.Crazy at Christmas with a family member in ICU. I still have her gift and knew something wasn't right when I didn't hear from her.
I'll miss her.
Alison Smith
Feb 10, 2020
Heather was a beautiful person. She was always there for others and had a unique way of making you feel accepted and loved. She had a genuine smile and heart and will be missed dearly. I will forever remember our school days together and swimming in her salt water pool.
Brian Polizzia
Feb 10, 2020
Heather was a special lady with talents of compassion and caring .
She loved baking great cookies and brownies for any special invite she attended .
Her kindness and smile will be missed by alll her friends and family .