Obituary of William J. Gardner
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NORTH BANGOR William J. Gardner, 77, passed away on Wednesday March 10, 2021 in his home in Bangor with his loving family by his side with the assistance of Hospice of the North County. Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira. He was born on June 1, 1943 in Fort Covington to Edward and Rita Gardner who predeceased him. On January 20, 1968 he was united in marriage to Jeanne Ann Martin of West Bangor at St. Edward's Church. She survived him. He is survived by three children. Christopher and Ted Gardner, Ogdensburg, Fred and Danielle Mason, Tupper Lake, Christopher Mirabito and Carly Gardner, New Hampshire. 4 honorary grandchildren Kayleigh, Annabelle, Jaylah, Jaycee, and foster daughter Brenda Leroux. He is survived by 2 sisters Cathy (William) Riley, Judy Cooper both of West Virginia, In-laws John (Susan) Terrano Rochester, Theresa ( Joseph) Gardner, Ft. Covington, Ida (David) Gardner, Massena, Dianne Martin, Dale & Judy King, David & Donna King, Dale & Joyce Donaldson, Phil & Carol Edwards, Barry & Mary Cartier, Ricky & Janet Martin, Marco & Roseanne Mendoza, George & Janet Martin all of North Bangor, William & Jean Martin, Malone and close friends Wanda & Danny Grant, Ft. Covington, Lou & Rose Lewis, Massena He was predeceased by his parents and brothers David, Donald and Sheila Gardner, Joseph Gardner and 2 sisters Patricia Steen, Susan Terrano. Mother and Father-in-law William and Marie Martin. Lorraine and Charles Wilcox Sr. He owned and operated Bill's Gulf in Ft. Covington for 10 years, Town of Bombay Highway Department for 20 years, Did carpentry with his brother Joseph. He was a member of St. Augustine's Church, North Bangor and a member of the K of C in the Fort. He was a member of the Bombay Fire Department. He was a Foster Father for 51 yrs to over 400 foster children. He enjoyed watching Race Car Driving, Demolition Derby's and Drove in the Demolition Derby at the Franklin County Fair in 2017 and received a trophy for the Oldest Driver. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and four-wheeling, camping with his friends and family. Funeral arrangements & A celebration of life will be announced in the Spring. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to Bangor Vol Fire Department or to The Alice Ballard Hospice Fund or Saint Jude Children Hospital in Bill's honor. Please take a moment to connect with the William's family on the "Tribute Wall" at www.flintfuneralhomeny.com