Gertrude “Trudy” Magner

Gertrude “Trudy”  F. Magner, age 95, a long time resident of Milton, January 16, 2012, after several years in residence at the Newfield House in Plymouth.   Beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Reilly) Magner of Milton, Trudy was also predeceased by her sister, Helen, and brothers, John and Thomas.  She is survived by several nieces and nephews.   Gertrude was educated in the Milton Public Schools and was a graduate of Milton High (Class of 34), Regis College (Class of (38), and Hickcock Secretarial School.  She was a long-time employee (39 yrs) of the Dept. of Public Welfare where she served as administrative assistant to several commissioners.  She was a communicant at St. Elizabeth’s and was a long-term member of the Catholic Women’s Club of Milton.  Trudy was a gracious, warm, and compassionate woman who had a kind word for all and, in return, was well-liked by those who came to know her.  On occasion, and especially in response to some teasing, she would reveal her dry since of humor and her quick wit.   She enjoyed the simple pleasures of traveling, dining out, and getting together with her close friends from college and work. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth’s Church, Milton, Wednesday, January 23, at 10:00 AM.  Visiting hour in  Dolan Funeral Home Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON Wednesday, 8:30 – 9:30 AM.  Interment Blue Hills Cemetery, Braintree.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Trudy’s memory to the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF,, or The New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 92108,