Obituary of Gail M. Gorelick
Gail Gorelick, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 14, 2023 at the age of 71. Born in Bridgeport on June 26th, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Patricia Ciuci.
Gail's life was a testament to the power of love and kindness. She touched the hearts of everyone with a warm smile and a compassionate nature. Gail's nurturing spirit extended beyond her immediate family, and she embraced countless others as part of her extended family.
Gail worked as a hair stylist for many years at places such as the Total Look in Southport before finding her true calling to heal others. She was an eclectic Shamanic and Hellinger Constellation practitioner and group facilitator as well as a Reiki Master and Jin Shin Do acupressurist who worked at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York for well over a decade.
Gail's passion for her work and continuous learning were infectious, and she made a profound impact on her clients' lives. Having dedicated her life to educating and facilitating spiritual healing she traveled to many sacred places around the world to deepen her own knowledge which empowered her to facilitate the healing journey of others. She studied under and was inspired by many gifted worldly teachers such as the shamans in Peru, Bert Hellinger and mentors of his Family Constellations Method among others. She held multiple advanced degrees in science and psychology.
She was a teacher of Shamanic Reiki through the Usui and Karuna lineages. As an eclectic Shamanic practitioner who trained in her Celtic and Italian ancestry during her many pilgrimages abroad and extensive training in Native North American, South American, Yorubas, Tibetan and Asian shamanic healing she was able to enrich many peoples' lives.
As an ordained minister, she performed specific ceremonies when called and for years offered her healing touch in hospice. For Gail, facilitating drumming circles to celebrate the living elements, the four directions, and the sacred wheel of the year was always a profound experience.
Gail is survived by her husband Glenn and partner of 44 years. They were soul mates who inspired each other to learn and grow. From the beginning they supported each others quest for higher knowledge and shared a common interest in many healing modalities.
Gail is also survived by her daughter Kira, her granddaughter and greatest joy, Kaia. sister, Lynn (Michael) Kernstock, brother Kenneth (Donna) Ciuci, brother Kevin (Kathy) Ciuci, sister-in-law Carole Ciuci, brother-in-law Dennis Gorelick and wife Kathleen, nieces Jenna Intelisano-Lupo, Allison, Devin and Logan Ciuci, Elizabeth and Margaret Gorelick, and Sara Brackett. She was predeceased by her beloved brother, Gary Ciuci. She will be sadly missed by her cousin, Diane Jennings Brackett and aunt, Gloria Ciuci Jennings as well as many cousins and friends whose lives were enriched by her presence.
Gail Gorelick's memory will forever shine brightly in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing her. Her legacy of love, kindness, and lifelong learning will continue to inspire us all.
Details to follow regarding a memorial service to celebrate Gail's life in the spring.
Though we are apart, your spirit lives within us, and your love will forever guide our way.
Donations in Gail's memory can be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at CLICK HERE (ASPCA)