Hugh D. Gardner Jr.

Gardner, HughA funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Elizabeth’s Church, Milton for Hugh D. Gardner, Jr. He passed away Saturday May 11, 2013. Hugh was born in Watertown, attended Waltham schools and Boston University. He had been a Milton resident since 1951. He had been a partner in the confectionary brokerage firm of Heyman, O’Gara and Gardner Associates. He was a past President of the Boston Confectionary Salesmen’s Club, a member of the National Candy Wholesalers Association, New England Confectionary Club and National Confectionary Salesmen’s Club of America. In 1970 he was honored by the National Candy Wholesaler’s Association at its Annual Convention in Washington and was designated a “Candy Ambassador”. In 1985 he was inducted in the Confectionary Industry “Hall of Fame” in Hershey, PA in recognition of his long and distinguished career in the industry. He was a long time member of the Milton Hoosic Club, the Town Club of Milton and the Neighborhood Club of Quincy. He was active in his community, Pine Tree Brook and the Milton Senior Center. He most recently lived at Allerton House in Quincy. He was a World War II veteran, having served in Europe and Africa with the Army Air Force. He leaves his daughter Jean Gardner of Villanova, PA and two loving granddaughters Lauren and Allison Sottile, both of Manhattan. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy Murray Gardner and the father of the late Stephen Gardner, brother of the late Thomas W. Gardner, Alfred J. Gardner and Marcia Gardner. Donations in his memory may be made to the Milton Hospital Development Fund, 100 Highland Street, Milton, MA 02186. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, Reedsdale Road at Randolph Avenue, Milton, Saturday May 18 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Friday 4-7 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.