Francis J. Gardner Jr of Chelmsford, MA

1937 - 2023

US Veteran USAF

Visitation

May 5, 2023
5:00-6:00PM
The Dolan Fuenral Home

Funeral

May 5, 2023
6:00PM
The Dolan Funeral Home

Francis Joseph Gardner, Jr., 85, of Chelmsford, MA died Monday May 1, 2023 at David James Hospice Unit surrounded by his loving family.

Born in New York City, New York, Frank was the son of the late Francis J. Gardner and Anna (Schempp) Gardner. Frank graduated from Yorktown High School, headed to University of Tuscaloosa then served in the Air Force. He retired from EMC after a long career as a test engineer. In his retirement he continued his passion for learning and enjoyed having his own computer repair business: Got Computer Problems.

He loved spending time with his family, doing home repairs and outdoor work, playing sports with his daughters, and taking family vacations to Maine. He was a voracious reader and shared his love of mysteries with so many. Music was often playing in the background as he was working and he especially liked classical music.  His sense of humor charmed those around him and he truly delighted in his family.

Frank or “Frankie G” was married to Ann/Annie (Brown) Gardner with whom he shared a lifetime of memories.

His mischievous, loving smile will be most missed by his Family including his daughters Kerry and Shane Morrison (children Kevin and Helene) and Jill and Arnaud Clairay (son Thomas), and sons Patrick and Joyce Rinaldi (children Ricky and Chris) and Scott Rinaldi.

FUNERAL NOTICE

Francis Joseph Gardner Jr. of Chelmsford, MA died May 1, 2023. Visiting hours Friday, May 5, 2023 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM at DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX STREET, N. CHELMSFORD, MA. Funeral Friday, May 5, 2023 at 6:00 PM at Dolan Funeral Home. In gratitude for the devoted, compassionate care Frank received there, donations can be made to the David James Hospice Center c/o Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital. Unit 2C. 200 Springs Road Bedford Ma 01730 ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

 

11 Condolences for Francis J. Gardner Jr of Chelmsford, MA

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    Stephen McClure

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    Ann and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.

    Steve McClure

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    Paul Wing

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    Ann and your entire family
    So sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathies.

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    Susan O'Brien

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    Hi Ann – I am so very sorry for your loss. I am sending love and hugs to you and the girls.
    Love, Sue O.

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    Sheila St Sauveur

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    Ann, I am so very sorry. It’s been a long difficult time for both of you. Cherish the memories that you have.
    Love, Sheila

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    Carol Comins

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    Ann, Kerry and Jill, I am very sorry for your loss.

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    Scott morrison

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    So sorry for your lose Ann

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    Melissa MacIsaac

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    Dear Annie G.,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and Kerry and Jill at this hard time. Hope to see you again very soon. Love & miss you. With my deepest sympathy, Melissa

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    Lorinda Dingwell

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    Hi Ann,
    I’m so very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Lori

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    gail turco

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    Ann, Kerri and Jill we are so sorry for your loss. Gail Turco

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      Brenda Guthrie

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      Ann
      We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending lots of prayers to you
      and your family.
      Jennifer & Brenda

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    Linda Namm

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    Dear Ann, Kerry, and Jill,
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of Frank. Cherish the lifetime of precious memories with your husband/father. And enjoy the time that you spend together as a family making new memories.
    With sincere sympathy, Linda

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