Webster – Donald P. Gardner, 64, of 11 Pontiac Avenue, formerly of Putnam, died Wednesday June 4, 2008 in UMass Memorial Medical Center. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Arthur and Grace (Morrel) Gardner.
Mr. Gardner worked as a licensed stationary fireman for Cranston Printworks and Astra Pharmaceuticals. He was formerly employed as a union construction worker. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era.
Mr. Gardner is survived by a son, Mark R. Gardner of Webster, MA; a daughter, Dr. Bonnie J. Bidinger of Boylston, MA; four brothers, Paul Gardner and Roland Gardner both of Woodstock, CT, Joseph Gardner of Chepachet, RI, Charles Gardner of Pomfret, CT; four grandchildren; a close friend, Roberta Reddy of Brooklyn, CT; and his former wife, Kathleen J. (Fitzgerald) Gardner of Oxford, MA.
He was predeceased by a brother, Richard Gardner.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Service for Mr. Gardner at 10:00 am Friday, June 6, 2008 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Wildlife Federation, P.O. Box 97180 Washington, DC 20090-7180