Myrtle Cecelia Gardner, affectionately known as ‘Tissy’, age 81, of Pepperell, MA passed away at home surrounded by family on Monday, September 23, 2019. Myrtle was born on March 23, 1938 in Pepperell, MA to the late Louise M. (Drew) formerly of Dunstable, MA and Robert C. Soucy formerly of Nashua, NH.
Myrtle was a beautiful person who filled the hearts of many with joy, spreading her love in special ways. She loved to take care of her birds and other creatures, her flower gardens, and going for rides. She also enjoyed watching her soap operas and game shows on TV as well as rooting for the Red Sox and her favorite players. She also loved dining out at her favorite restaurants with her children. She was the best Mom, Grandma, and Mother-in-Law anyone could ever ask for.
Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband David Gardner Sr. and younger sister, Joanne Coffman. Survivors include her three children: daughter Lisa Wood and her husband Christopher, son David Gardner Jr. and his wife Nancy, and son Robert Gardner, all of Pepperell, MA. Also survived by grandson Matthew Wood and his wife Michelle of Chelmsford, MA.
A graveside service for family and friends will be held to honor Myrtle's life on Monday, September 30, at 2 PM at the Pepperell Association Cemetery, Park St., Pepperell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Audubon Society at www.audubon.org.
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