Mary Ann Gardner
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Gardner, Mary Ann

Formerly of Auburn: Mary Ann Gardner, 86, formerly of Auburn, passed away peacefully at her home in Owego on Nov. 11, 2011. Mary is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Kenneth H. Gardner and her daughter and son-in-law, Carrie (Gardner) and James Tornatore. Also surviving are her step grandchildren, Amy Burch and Beth Tornatore, step great-grandchildren, Mason and Cameron Burch, sister-in-law, Kate Potter, several nieces and nephews and her very dear best friend, Laura Conley. Mary was born in Richland, NY on May 24, 1925 a daughter of the late Glenn and Marjorie (Dack) Potter. She was also predeceased by her siblings, Albert Potter and Betsey Ukolowicz. Mary was the Salutatorian of her graduating class at Union Springs High School and a talented artist. During WW 2, she was employed by American Locomotive as a mechanical drawer. She was also an avid reader (especially of stories related to cats) and enjoyed many craft projects and quilting. Family services will be private. In deference to her love of all animals, friends who wish to honor Mary with a donation are asked to kindly consider the Animal Care Council, 131 Washington Ave., Endicott, NY 13760, in her memory. MacPherson Funeral Home, Newark Valley is assisting the family. Condolences and memories may be shared in her guest book at

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Published in Press & Sun-Bulletin on Nov. 14, 2011.
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November 19, 2011
Uncle Ken, CarrieDru,&Jim;We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Marys passing.We will all miss her & pray that you all receive Gods Love &Care in the coming difficult times. We miss you all&love you all.
The Steven Ukolowicz Family
November 17, 2011
My condolences.

Carl Yoensky
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