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ELIZABETH MEANS

MEANS--Elizabeth Newberry, August 7, 1954 - September 13, 2013. Beloved wife of Stephen H. Gardner, mother of Elizabeth D. Gardner, Caroline H. Gardner, and David M. Gardner. Daughter of Nancy Means of New Canaan, CT, and the late David H. Means. Sister of Susan Drake of Darien, CT, David Means, Jr. of New Canaan, and the late Emily Means. Betsy graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College, and became a highly accomplished marketing executive with a career at Doyle Dane Bernbach, Clairol, and Citigroup. She then earned her Masters at Teachers College, Columbia University, and taught in the New York public school system. An active and enthusiastic woman, Betsy sang with the Oratorio Society of New York, served in advisory roles to the Association to Benefit Children in New York, and was elected to the Board of Directors of the Point O'Woods Association. A memorial service will be held at 5:00pm on Thursday, September 19, at All Souls Church, 1157 Lexington Avenue at 80th Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Association to Benefit Children, 419 East 86th Street, New York, NY, 10028 or the , designated for breast cancer research.


Published in The New York Times on Sept. 16, 2013
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