Mary Jane (Gardiner) Cornell, age 74, of Switch Road, Wood River Junction, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at the Westerly Hospital. She was the wife of the late John W. Cornell. Born Oct. 3, 1938, in Westerly, a daughter of the late George and Marion (Pavelski) Gardiner.
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Mary was a waitress for the former Rathskeller Restaurant in Charlestown for many years. She was known as the Avon Lady, she loved scrapbooking and spending time with her grandchildren.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Kristine Cornell and her husband, Christopher Diaz, of Wood River Junction; Jenny Noyes and her husband, Earl, of Charlestown; and Barbara Thornton and her husband, Josh Drake, of Wyoming; her 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and a brother, George Gardiner, of Hope Valley. Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Terry Algiere, and a brother, William Gardiner.
Calling hours are Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. in the S.R. Avery Funeral Home 3A Bank St., Hope Valley. Relatives and friends are invited to the Cove Restaurant, Old Post Road, Charlestown, following the calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265
S.R. Avery Funeral Home
3A Bank Street
Hope Valley, RI 02832
Published in The Westerly Sun from Dec. 7 to Dec. 8, 2012