Phyllis Starck ((Albro)) Gare(1923 - 2013)

WORTHINGTON - Phyllis Starck Albro Gare, 89, of Worthington, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

She was born on Cape Cod in 1923 and was educated in Cape Cod and Boston schools.

She had a lifelong interest in horticulture and landscaping and a number of New England homes have her garden designs. She traveled all over the world and visited the gardens in many countries.

She was married to Ward A. Albro, M.D. of Maine from 1943 to 1963 and to Lieutenant Colonel Luther S. Gare of Northampton from 1968 to 1986.

She was the previous owner of two businesses, The Cedar Chest of Northampton and Partridge Hill Antiques of Worthington.

She leaves five children, Kristin Albro Harvey and her husband Edward J. Harvey, Jr., of Worthington, Carl Starck Albro and his wife Donna W. Albro of Bridgewater, David Ward Albro of Nashville, Tenn., Eric Jonathan Albro and his partner Charles Laska of Milwaukee, Wis., and Jan Albro Gallant and her husband Robert V. Gallant of Amherst, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family requests no flowers or memorial donations and services will be private.

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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on June 28, 2013