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Mildred J. (Thornhill) Gardner 86, a Franklin native and longtime Bellingham resident, died peacefully at her home on Wednesday evening November 30, 2011. She was the wife of the late Wilbur G. Barney Gardner, who died in 1977. Born in Plymouth, November 29, 1925 a daughter of the late James and Mary (Murray) Thornhill, she was raised and educated in Franklin. She retired from the former Franklin House Healthcare Center on Chestnut St. in Franklin where she worked for many years in the housekeeping department. She was a member of the Bellingham Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Wilbur G. Gardner Jr. of Bellingham, 2 daughters; Margaret Jason of Medway, and Deborah Butero of Millville, a brother, Leonard Thornhill of Franklin, 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Betty Holbrook, and Michelle Costantineau, the sister of the late; Walter, Edward, Clifford, James, and Robert Pop Thornhill, Louise Doyle, Irene Cook, and Florence Lanagan. She was also the grandmother of the late Keith Schwenker. Relatives and friends attended her funeral service Monday at 10:00AM at the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home, 33 Cottage St. Franklin, , with Rev. Richard Mosher officiating. Burial followed in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Bellingham. Calling hours were Sunday Dec. 4th, from 3-7PM. Donations in her memory sent to the 5 Manley St. West Bridgewater, MA 02379 would be appreciated.

Published in The Country Gazette from Dec. 3 to Dec. 10, 2011
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