John W. Gardiner


LEWISTON – John W. Gardiner, 85, of Bowdoinham Road in Sabattus died Monday, May 22, at the Marshwood Center for Health and Rehabilitation after a long illness.

He was born in Presque Isle on March 14, 1921, to William and Damey Gardiner. He married Marion Allen on Nov. 16, 1948. He and his wife have been in this area since 1954, where they made their home. He was employed at Lisbon Public Works for 21 years as an equipment operator and mechanic. Among his interest was putting around in his garage during his retirement years.

Survivors include his wife, Marion of Sabbattus; son, Bill and wife, Pam, of Bowdoin; a grandson, Justin of Jay; two grandaughters, Robyn and Kimberly both of Bucksport; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special niece, Julie Abbott of Wiscasset.

He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers; and two sisters.