Barbara Ann Gardner, 87, of Andover and Haverhill, Massachusetts, died on December 31, 2012 after a long illness. She died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the home of her daughter Natalie Gardner in Maynard, Massachusetts. Barbara was born in Medford, Massachusetts. She graduated from Arlington High School and went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Emmanuel College, class of 1947. Barbara greatly enjoyed her subsequent career at The New England Telephone Company, where she made many life-long friends and met her husband, the late Robert Gardner. Barbara will be missed by her son Robert K. Gardner of Greensboro, North Carolina; her daughter Natalie, son-in-law Robert Brown and grandson Jordan DiGloria of Maynard, Massachusetts; and grandson Julian DiGloria of Salem New Hampshire. A private, family memorial has been planned. Arrangements are under the care of Glenn D. Burlamachi, CONCORD FUNERAL HOME, Concord. To share a memory or offer a condolence visit: www.concordfuneral.com
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Published in The North Andover Citizen from Jan. 3 to Jan. 10, 2013