Dorothy Murray Gardner

A Funeral Mass will be said on Tuesday, December 6 at 10:00AM at Saint Elizabeth Church, Milton for Dorothy Murray Gardner. She died on December 3, 2011 after a lengthy illness. She was born in Boston and attended Nazareth High School, Fisher College and Boston University. She has been a resident of Milton since 1951 and active in community affairs for many years serving on the Warrant Committee for three years and as a Town Meeting Member since 1975. She served as president of many local organizations including the Milton PM Club, the Milton Circle of the Florence Crittenton League, the Milton Woman’s Club and the Amateur Gardeners of Milton. She served as a Director of Milton Campership and Milton Meals on Wheels. She was a trustee of the former China Trade Museum and continued as a trustee of the Captain Forbes House Museum for 17 years. She has been a Corporation member of the Milton Hospital since 1973 and has held positions as President of the Friends of Milton Hospital and the Milton Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of the Milton Hospital Development Fund Board since 1989 and served as chairman for 7 years. She was a member of the Milton Hoosic Club, an avid golfer, playing in many tournaments on the South Shore. She was a member of the Quincy Neighborhood Club.

She had been associated with Milton Academy for many years as Executive Secretary of the Graduate’s Association.

She leaves her husband, Hugh D. Gardner, Jr., a daughter Jean Gardner of Villanova, PA, two loving granddaughters, Lauren and Allison Sottile, one sister, Mrs. Ruth Wilcox of Martha’s Vineyard and the late Mrs. Marion Bowman of Boston and Francis Murray of Canton, MA and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Stephen Gardner.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday 3:00-7:30PM at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave. MILTON.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Milton Hospital Development Fund, 199 Reedsdale Road, Milton, MA 02186.