Gardner, Lorraine E., 89, of Warren, died Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Grace Barker Health in Warren. Born in Warren a daughter of the late Jose C. and Rose. L (Furtado) Figueiredo she was the wife of the late Daniel H. Gardner.
Mrs. Gardner was a teacher for the Town of Warren for over twenty years, retiring in 1990. She was a communicant of St Thomas the Apostle Church in Warren. She was very active in the church and the Ladies Sodality for which she was Past President, Secretary and Treasurer. She was a member of the Kickemuit Grange, Seventh Degree, and held many offices in that organization as well. She was a member of the 4H Eastern RI, where she was a Leader for 15 years, having held many offices over the years. She volunteered for many charities throughout Bristol County and held membership in the East Bay Teachers Association and the former Brotherhood of the Holy Ghost.
She leaves her children, Diane R. Mulvaney and her husband Robert Mulvaney of Atkinson, NH; Kathleen A. Manchester of Warren and David D. Gardner and his wife Patricia of Barrington. She was also the mother of the late Raymond J. Gardner. She leaves a sister A. Florence Furtado of Bristol and was sister of the late Joseph, John and Antone Figueiredo; Mary Tupaj; Madeline Wright and Rose Souza. She leaves nine grandchildren Raymond and Michael Gardner; Daniel and Samantha Mulvaney; Laura and Dan Gemme, Christine and Jason Batchelder; Sarah and Tyler Martin; Amy and Luis Quinones; Ronald and Alexandra Tannock and Matthew Manchester. Great Grandmother of ten, Taylor Gardner; Raelin McCord; Cameron Gemme; Nicholas Batchelder; Evie Martin; Matthew and Owen Mulvaney; Eli and Grace Quinones and Benson Tannock.
Arrangements are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 School House Road, Warren, where family will receive friends Friday, August 2, 2019 from 4-7pm. Funeral Saturday, August 3rd, from the funeral home at 9am with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St Thomas the Apostle Church, 500 Metacom Avenue, Warren. Burial will be in St Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Warren.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Heart Association, 1 State St #200, Providence, RI 02908; the VNA of Newport, 1184 E Main Rd, Portsmouth, RI 02871 or WFD Rescue Squad, 1 Joyce Street, Warren, RI 02885