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Laura “June” Gardiner, 81, of Williamsburg, Va., died Dec. 1, 2012, in Williamsburg.
Born Nov. 18, 1931, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William H. and Rose A. Larkin Shirley.
She was the wife of Aloysius Bowling Gardiner, formerly of Waldorf, whom she married at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Gastonia, N.C., on Feb. 18, 1961. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughter, Jean Marie Bowman (Johnnie) of Newport News, Va.; and three grandchildren, Sammy, Emma and William Bowman, all of Newport News. She was preceded in death by her siblings, William H. Shirley, Jeanne Conn and Donald Thomas Shirley.
She graduated from Sacred Heart High School and Junior College in Belmont, N.C., in 1952. She was a homemaker and also worked as a payroll clerk for Woonsocket-Mill in Woonsocket, R.I. She enjoyed sewing, reading and raising and playing with her dogs, Shadow and Cinder.
The family will receive friends Dec. 10 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home in Leonardtown, where a funeral service will be held Monday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. The Rev. John Mattingly will officiate. Interment will follow at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham.