Alberta Becker Gardner of Ft. McCoy, Fla., formerly of Hanover, Mass., went to be with the Lord May 29, 2013, at the age of 99 years, 11 months and 5 days. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Owen Gardner. They were married for 59 years when he died in 1999. Mrs. Gardner was a registered nurse and worked in New York City and Hanover, Mass. She is survived by her son, William C. Gardner (Bonnie) of Meansville, Ga.; and daughter, Carol Gardner Blanchard (Edward) of Ft. McCoy, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Janet (Becker) and Earl Gardner of Hanover, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 10, at 1 p.m. in Church Hill United Methodist Church, 11 Church St., Norwell, Mass.
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Published in The Hanover Mariner from Aug. 8 to Aug. 15, 2013