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Robert Joseph Gardner

1943 - 2014 POWNAL Robert Joseph Gardner, 71, a resident of Frost Lane, passed away Wednesday Dec. 17 at home. A lifelong resident of Pownal, Robert was born in Pownal on Feb. 14, 1943 the son of the late Everett and Edna (Belisle) Gardner and attended local schools. In his early years Robert worked as a farmer before working Highway Maintenance for the Town of Pownal. Robert also worked at Southern Vermont Orchards. Robert was a former Moose Club member and was an avid NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. fan. He loved deer hunting with his son Robert, was an avid snowmobiler and enjoyed four wheeling. He cherished times spent with his family especially his grandchildren. Robert is survived by his wife the former Judith Inman of Pownal; children, Robert Mahlon Gardner and his wife, Josie, of Arlington, Shawn Kevin Gardner and his fiance, Lexie Vincelette, of Bennington, Tracy Ann Bates and her husband, George, of Ky., and Heidi Ellen Gardner and her partner, Bob McGurik, of Walpole, N.H.; sister, Dorothy Andrews of Pownal; eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held Monday Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. at HANSON WALBRIDGE SHEA FUNERAL HOME 213 West Main Street Bennington, Vt. Interment will follow in the family lot in North Pownal Cemetery. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be held Monday Dec. 22, from Noon - 2 p.m., two hours prior to the service. The Bennington Rural Fire department are invited to arrive at the funeral home at 12:45 p.m. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Robert's memory may be made to the Pownal Center Community Church or the Pownal Rescue Squad c/o Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home P.O. Box 957 Bennington, Vermont 05201. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com. The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home 213 West Main Street Bennington, Vermont.


Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 20, 2014
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