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Edith Mae (Button) Gardiner, 95, Canisteo

Edith Mae (Button) Gardiner, 95, Canisteo

Canisteo – Edith M. Gardiner, 95, of 75 Maple St, passed away Friday (January 10, 2014) at her home.

Born in Hornell, November 24, 1918, the daughter of Paul Sherman and Mildred (Martindale) Button, she had resided in Canisteo since the early 1940’s. Edith was a graduate of Hornell High School, Class of 1936. She earned her Registered Nurses degree and was employed at the former Bethesda Community Hospital, did private duty nursing for several years, and had also worked at the former Westinghouse in Bath. She was a former member of the First United Methodist Church of Canisteo and the Stephens Grey Class of the Church, and most recently attended the Canisteo Wesleyan Church. She was also a member and past matron of the former Canisteo Chapter #110, Order of Eastern Star. Edith was a top notch homemaker, known for her devotion to her family, and enjoyed cooking and baking.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Gerald Gardiner in 1969 whom she married on January 1, 1941, as well as her siblings, Ruth Hoagland, Dorothy Daly and Robert Button.

She is survived by 3 sons, Charles Gardiner of Canisteo, Gerald Gardiner of Howard and David (Alice) Gardiner of Canisteo, her sister-in-law, Nora Button of Canisteo, 7 grandchildren Becky (Dan) Todd, Christy (Mike) Parmenter, Emily Smith, Joe Gardiner, Jerry Gardiner, Andrew Gardiner, and Caroline (Ed) Bongio-Gardiner, 5 great grandchildren and nieces & nephews.

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The family will be present on Monday (January 13, 2014) from 5-7pm and Tuesday from 10am-11am at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 6 Spruce St., Canisteo, where funeral services will be held at 11:00am Tuesday, with Rev. Donald Maynard, and Rev Roger Gardner officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery.

Friends may make memorial contributions to: The Canisteo Fire Department or Ambulance Corp, Main Street, Canisteo, NY 14823.

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