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Gail Thunberg Matthews, American marketing executive. Recipient Svc. to Youth award Reader's Digest, 1962; Civil Air Patrol award 1965; Special awardAm. Cancer Society, 1981-1982; Citizenship award Reading Teachers Association, 1980. member of advisory county Baybank Middlesex; Member Antiquarian Society, Dartmouth College Women's (board directors, founder mammography fund for women in need), Rose Hill Equestrian.


Matthews, Gail Thunberg was born on July 29, 1938 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Harold Einar and Mildred (Wentland) Thunberg.


Student Boston University, 1958-1959.


Hostess show, copywriter Station WJDA, Boston, 1956-1958. Fashion coordinator Jordan Marsh, 1958-1959, Miller & Rhoades, Richmond, Virginia, 1959-1960, Sage Allen, Hartford, 1960-1961. Columnist Boston Globe, 1962-1963, Hartford Times, 1961-1963.

Freelance writer, contributor articles to New Englander magazine Christian Science Monitor, Yankee, 1961-1965. Vice president, treasurer College Marketing Group, Inc.(CMGi), Winchester, Massachusetts, 1968-1986. Corporator Reading Savings Bank.

Member advisory council Baybank Middlesex. Coordinator Harrods London, New London, 1992. Coordinator British Isles Festival Scotland-England, Wales, Northern Ireland British Department Trade and Industry New London, since 1994.

Advisory board Ledyard Bank, since 2004.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Hors'd'oeuvre Cooking, 1966, Gourmet Cooking, 1966, Birthday Fortune Book, 1967, The Adventures of a Shit Tzu, The Good Luck Puppy, 1980. Co-host (television series) Kearsarge Valley Magazine.


Choral director Barrows School, Reading. President local Parent-Teachers Association. Chairman Heart Fund, Reading.

Founder, chairman Reading chapter American Cancer Society, founder, chairman Love Lights a Tree New London chapter. President Kimpton Brook Gardens Restoration. Coordinator London-New London Twinning, 1992.

Coordinator anniversary oldest theatre New Hampshire, 1993. Founder smart baby program New London Hospital Birth Center, 1999. Founder 1990 Mammography Fund Women in Need, New London Hospital, Nurses Appreciation Fund, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Massachusetts, 2001, New Hampshire Women Who Make a Difference Well Child Clinical, 2000, Crystall Ball Lung Cancer Benefit, 2006.

Board advisors Lung Cancer Advocacy. Member of Berkely Hall, Boston Atheneum, Women Who Make a Difference (founder), Dartmouth College Women's Association (board director), Antiquarian Society, Rose Hill Equestrian Club.


  • Other Interests

    Raising Norweigan Fjord horses.


Married Glenn Holbrook Matthews, August 9, 1959. Children: Scott Holbrook, Brett Holbrook.

Harold Einar Thunberg

Mildred (Wentland) Thunberg

Glenn Holbrook Matthews

Brett Holbrook Matthews

Scott Holbrook Matthews