Laura 'June" Gardiner, 81, of Williamsburg passed away December 1, 2012 in Williamsburg. Born on November 18, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY she was the daughter of the late William H and Rose A. Larkin Shirley. June was the loving wife of the late Aloysius Bowling Gardiner whom she married in St. Michael's Catholic Church, Gastonia, NC on February 18, 1961. She is survived by her daughter Jean Marie Bowman (Johnnie) of Newport News and three grandchildren; Sammy, Emma, and William Bowman all of Newport News. June is preceded in death by her siblings; William H. Shirley, Jeanne Conn, and Donald Thomas Shirley. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School and Junior College in Belmont, NC in 1952. June was a homemaker and also worked as a payroll clerk for Woonsocket-Mill in Woonsocket, RI. She enjoyed sewing, reading raising and playing with her dogs Shadow and Cinder. The family will receive friends on December 10, 2012 from 10:00AM – 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, 41590 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 11:00AM in the Funeral Home Chapel, Leonardtown, MD. Interment will follow in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD.
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