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Obituary for Madeline "Sally" Gardner

December 13, 2020
Rockland, Massachusetts


Madeline I. Gardner, "Sally"

Died December 13, 2020, and was not ready to go!

Sally was the daughter of the late E. Frank Gardner and Bessie Erminie Prouty Gardner of Rockland.
Born on November 14, 1924, Sally graduated from Rockland High School, the class of 1942. She attended Burdett Business College and graduated in 1944. Her career at began Waldorf Systems, Inc. Boston as a secretary and after five years, returned to Rockland to work at the Rockland Trust Company for 41 years as an Administrative Assistant.

Sally served as a Eucharistic Minister for three years and enjoyed going to the Rockland Senior Center and was a Past President of the Golden Agers. She enjoyed eating out, especially with the "Lunch Bunch" once a month. She loved her flower garden and sitting in the yard and watching the flowers and birds on a sunny day. But most of all she enjoyed her pets which were many over the years. Her love at her death was Lucy, her 11-year old toy poodle who she doted on.

Sally was predeceased by her only sibling, LeRoy E. Gardner and his wife, Phyllis M. (Keane) Gardner. She was a loving aunt to the late Dorothy Gardner McCauley of Rockland and her husband, Richard, and their children Elaine, Maria, Richard Michael, Annemarie, Michelle and David; her nephew, Roy Gardner of East Bridgewater and his wife, Janice, and their children Katie, Maura and Joe; Anne Marie Kennedy of Rockland and her children, Henry, Amanda and Daniel; Mary Gardner and her husband David Vernick and their children Gregory and Christopher; Gerard Gardner and his wife, Marsha Moses, and their son, Alexander; Madeline Meryash and her husband, David, and their sons, Nathan and Lee; Peter Gardner and his wife Ann, and their children Stacy, Peter, the late Michael, Lisa, Jeffrey, Stephen, Stephanie, the late Christopher, Kristen, and Katie; Mark Gardner and his wife, Cheryl and their children Jessie, Sophia and Emma; Paul Gardner and his wife Patsy and their children, Connor and Kyle; Kathleen Gardner and her husband Richard Whitehead and their children, Eric and Elizabeth; Rita Gardner and her husband, Frank Bird, and their children Tyler, Sam and Noah; Regina Milan and her husband, Neal, and their sons, Sean and Matt; Elizabeth Haney and her children, Ryan and Jillian; and Stephen Gardner, and his wife Lynn, and their children Taylor and Zachary.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, services are private and a pro burial Mass will be held at a later date.

Donations may be made in Memory of Sally to American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Road, #200, Framingham, MA 01701, or a charity of your choice.

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Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
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