Obituaries: Nancy Gardiner


Nancy Gardiner, widow of William J. Gardiner Sr., passed away on Sunday October 9th 2016 surrounded by her loved ones. Nancy was born in Waterbury to the late Kenneth and Sarah Knott. She dedicated many years caring for her daughter, Kathi G. Albert before Kathi lost her battle with cancer. Through that time and always she loved her family more than anything and made it evident in her everyday life.  Always the life of the party she spent as much time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren as possible having lots of laughs and creating beautiful memories for the whole family. Nancy and her late husband had a special passion for the Boston Red Sox like no other! The room had a way of lighting up as soon as she entered, and she was always the last to leave. Nancy is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law: James and Sascha Gardiner, Fairfield, Kenneth H Sr. and Dale Gardiner, Terryville, William J Jr. and Joni Gardiner, Cape Carteret, NC; eight grandchildren; Ken Gardiner Jr, Katie Wegiel, Matthew Gardiner, Shannon Lesniewski, Sarah Hales, Jessica Sluik, Amy Albert, Summer Steiner; eight great-grandchildren: Austin, Kaela, Tori, Lyla, Lacie, Ellie, Ember, Liliana.  Nancy was also predeceased by her grandson: Ian Gardiner; and great-granddaughter Claire Gardiner. Most importantly she was the root of the family, always encouraging everyone to stay close to each other forever. Funeral services for Nancy will be celebrated at St. John Episcopal Church 851 Stafford Ave. Bristol, CT on Saturday October 22, 2016 at 11AM.  There will be no calling hours and burial will be at the convenience of the family. Funk Funeral Home is assisting Nancy’s family. Please visit Nancy’s memorial website at