Gladys C. Townsend, of Franklin Square and formerly of Roslyn, died on Jan. 28, 2010 at age 87. Wife of Birdsall. Mother of Carol, Wendy, Valerie, Cheryl, Todd, Kathryn, the late Birdsall Jr. and Kenneth. Sister of Jane Cooper. Grandmother of 10. Great-grandmother of 11. Visiting and service held at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery.