Gabrielle Joan Bousquet. A force. A light. A Brit. Gabrielle “Gay” Bousquet (80) of Port Richey, Florida, passed unexpectedly in her home 27th August 2023. Born 8th January 1943 in Bampton-in-the-Bush, Oxfordshire, England to RAF Squadron Leader Harry and Mary E. Ledger. Married 3rd February 1962 to Louis A. Bousquet.
Gabrielle built home and community alike around the globe, moving across the pond with her late husband Louis in 1962. A woman of both strong-willed and stubborn nature, she was the first to give her opinion, but was always willing to listen and learn. A free spirit with an unending love for her family, she made time for every car show, every baseball game, and every trivia night. As a lover of art, music, and world travel, Gabrielle lived her life exactly the way she wanted, with a suitcase of feathers, sequins, and turquoise in tow.
Gabrielle is survived by her brother Gerard Ledger and his wife Elisabeth, nephew Thomas Ledger and family of Birmingham, England, sister Teresa Bishop and her husband David of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, nephew Fabrice Alvares of Vienna, Austria, son Benjamin Bousquet and his wife Laurie of Dayville, Connecticut, and grandson Louis Bousquet of Indianapolis, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, per Gabrielle’s request: find some sunshine, uncork a bottle of wine, have a lovely chat with a friend, and celebrate the life she lived.