Ellen C. Gardner
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AGE: 87 • Wall Twp.
Ellen C. Gardner, 87, of Wall Township, formerly of Toms River, passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Newark, she resided in Union, NJ prior to moving to Toms River in 1987. Ellen graduated from St. Joseph School of Nursing in Paterson, NJ and later worked for the Daughters of Israel Nursing Home, NJ Orthopedic Hospital in Orange, NJ, East Orange General Hospital and Logan Manor Nursing Home before retiring in 1991.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Joseph G.; sister, Regina Scott and brother, Jack Hopkins. Surviving are her daughter, Kelly and husband Frank Collazo of Wall; sons, Michael and wife Gina Gardner of Charlotte, NC and Joseph and wife Thelma Gardner of Toms River; grandchildren, Christopher, Jason, Breynn, Avery, Joseph, Nicole and William; sister-in-law, Jean Hopkins of Toms River; sister-in-law, Virginia Gardner and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 30th, 2014 from 2-6PM at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Road, Toms River, NJ 08755. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 31st, 2014 at 10:30am at St. Maximilian Kolbe R.C. Church in Berkeley Township, NJ. Mausoleum entombment will follow at Ocean County Memorial Park in Toms River. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.quinn-hoppingfh.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 29, 2014