Reginald P. “Reggie” Gardner

LEWISTON – Reginald P. “Reggie” Gardner, 75, a resident of McArthur Avenue in Lewiston, died Thursday, July 23, with his family by his side at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center following a long illness.

He was born in Auburn, March 18, 1934, the son of Adelard and Anna (Theriault) Gardner. He was a 1952 graduate of Edward Little High School, and served our country in the U.S. Army during the Cold War from 1957-1959. Following the service, he continued his education graduating from the Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1961.

Mr. Gardner was employed as a plant engineer in the local textile industry and retired from Tex Tech of North Monmouth in 1995.

He was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church, and served as a member of the National Ski Patrol at Lost Valley in Auburn for over 20 years. Following his retirement he joined the senior league at Prospect Hill Golf Course. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed skiing, golfing, hunting, fishing, and canoeing.

He will affectionately be remembered as, “Reggie Fix-It” for all the carpentry and remodeling projects that he completed for his family.

Survivors include his wife the former, Jacqueline Coulombe whom he married, May 30, 1962, of Lewiston; two daughters, Suzanne Norton and husband, Robert, of Lewiston; Kelley Ross and husband, Jeffrey, of Manchester; two brothers, Dr. Camille Gardner and wife, Polly, of Lewiston; John Gardner of North Conway; two sisters, Corrinne Verreault and husband, Normand, of Lewiston; and Alice Grover of Dover, N.H. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Ashley, Eric, and Oliva Norton as well as Kelsey Ross.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by three brothers, Laurent, Arsine, and George; as well as three sisters, Madeline, Marthe, and Laurette.

The family would especially like to thank the ICU Unit at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center for the wonderful care given to Reggie during his illness.

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