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Edith L. Gagliardi, 99, of Midland, passed away on January 19, 2021 at Midland’s King’s Daughters. She was born on March 2, 1921 to the late Rufus and Nellie (Kerr) Lloyd. She married Dominick Gagliardi on October 17, 1953 and they were blessed with 67 wonderful years together.


Edith served her country during WWII in the Womens Army Corp (WAC).  She was a supervisor for the Michigan Bell Telephone Company and volunteered at the Midland hospital for over 40 years.


Edith was fond of saying “The best job she ever had was raising her family.”


Edith is survived by her husband, Dominick, children, Patrick (Debra) Gagliardi, Sally Gagliardi, Bill (Lori) Gagliardi, 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and son-in-law Clark MacKenzie. She was predeceased by daughter Susan MacKenzie, siblings, Evelyn Hall, Roberta Sovereen, Robert Lloyd, Orville Lloyd, Lester Lee (Jack) Lloyd and sisters-in-law Adelma Benson and Louise Charifisi.


A private family funeral service has taken place. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Salvation Army.


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Gagliardi family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.


Condolence Messages

  1. Susan Ward

    27 January 2021 9 months ago

    Dom & Sally, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Edie. During my time at KDH you were all such an integral part of my mother’s and my own journey through life. Thinking of you , sending prayers of peace and strength.

  2. Lynne Mischley

    24 January 2021 9 months ago

    Dear Dom and Family,
    I will always remember Edie for her friendly manner and her interest in me and my family. She had a ready smile and when she attended Rotary events she fully participated. My heart goes out to you all in this time of sorrow and loss. She lives on in our memories.
    Peace and Blessings,
    Lynne Mischley

  3. Anna Quayle

    23 January 2021 9 months ago

    FOR Dom & his family, You have our sympathies with the passing of Edith, your dear wife and mother. We were your backyard neighbors while you were living on Meadow Lane. Also, I am the daughter of you Meadow Lane neighbors and fellow “Uppers”, George & Anna Quayle. May fond memories of happy times bring you comfort. Joe Prout & Anna T. Quayle

  4. Anonymous

    23 January 2021 9 months ago

    Dear Dom, Patrick, Sally, and Bill: We are sorry for your loss of Mother and sorry for all her relatives who grieve her, but know she is in her glory with our Lord. She was a special girl, wife, mother and grand and great mother. Bob and I send our most sincere sympathy and love. Bob and Mary Ann Dostal

  5. Mike Trainor, Alpena

    23 January 2021 9 months ago

    With sympathy for your loss and prayers that you will find comfort in many loving memories.

  6. Sue Storey

    22 January 2021 9 months ago

    Clark, Darcy and Ian,
    I’m very sorry to hear of your mother-in-law and grandma’s passing. She was a very sweet lady and loved by many.

  7. Chuck & Chris Plessner

    22 January 2021 9 months ago

    Bill, Lori & Family,
    We’re so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She sure sounded like an impressive woman. May the wonderful memories comfort you at this difficult time.

  8. Gary Smith MD

    22 January 2021 9 months ago

    To Dom, Sally, and Bill: So sorry to read the passing of Edith. She was an elegant and truly grand lady! My memories of her are very special along with many other memories I share with multiple family members. It was a true honor to be your family physician. Your family bonds are some of the strongest I know. This will allow your grieving to hopefully be easier.

  9. Diane Stewart

    21 January 2021 9 months ago

    Dom,Sally and family my condolences on your loss. I enjoyed getting to know her.

  10. Debbie Jackson

    21 January 2021 9 months ago

    Sally – so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She resembles you. 😊 She was a beautiful woman. I will keep you in my prayers. May God bless you. Love, Debbie

  11. Jim and Margy Lee

    21 January 2021 9 months ago

    We were so sorry to hear about Edie’s passing-and so close to her hundredth birthday…the day she shared with my Dad. We enjoyed celebrating with you each year as March 2 came around. I will also always remember your visits to Northeast to share with the students your wonderful history. I know it made a difference to them. Thinking of you fondly.

  12. Dave Licht

    21 January 2021 9 months ago

    Our condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We have so many fond memories of the Ohio and Tennessee Street neighborhood. I always enjoyed the times spent carpooling. We have good memories of the times spent at Higgins Lake with you and Edie. Dave recalls a time when Edie offered him some pizza and he said that he didn’t like pizza. He had never had pizza. He is sure he would have liked it!
    Please know that we are thinking of you during these trying times.

    Clarence, Joyce Licht and Family

  13. Jennifer Gay

    20 January 2021 9 months ago

    Sally, I am sorry to read of your mom’s passing. The loss of a mother is a void that’s hard to fill. Hugs to you and your family. Jennifer Gay

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