Fairlawn Mortuary

180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA


Glenn D. Gardner

November 8, 1955May 30, 2020

Glenn D. Gardner, 64, passed away peacefully at home after a short battle with ALS Saturday, May 30, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Paula (Goulet) Gardner, they would have been married 42 years June 30th.

Born in Winchester, MA, the son of Doris (Shulkey) Gardner and the late Robert Gardner of Mattapoisett, MA.

Glenn was a highly respected teacher and coach. His teaching career spanned over 30 years, 2 states and 3 school districts. What made his teaching career special was his opportunity to coach. He coached girl’s field hockey, basketball and softball throughout Westport, Mattapoisett and Fairhaven.

In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by his son, Joseph “Blake” Gardner and his wife Christie of North Dartmouth; his daughter, Marissa A. Gardner of Fairhaven; his sister, Karen Ogg of Wareham; his brother, Peter Gardner and his wife Fabi of West Yarmouth; two cherished grandchildren, Madison and Mila Gardner; and two nephews, Andrew Holmes and Noah Gardner.

His Funeral Mass will be Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 10a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Main St., Fairhaven, MA 02719. LIMITED ATTENDANCE. Please refer to the church’s website for guidelines for attending Mass. https://www.parishesonline.com/find/st-marys-parish-02719/bulletin/file/03-0039-20200531B.pdf . All other services are private. Arrangements are by WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at FAIRLAWN, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven, MA 02719. For online tribute: www.waring-sullivan.com . In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Glenn Gardner scholarship.




    Saturday, June 6, 2020


  • Private Burial


Glenn D. Gardner

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David Bruce

June 17, 2020

I was shocked and saddened to learn of Glenn‘s passing. Glenn was a member of our “blue team“ at Hastings middle school. He was always enthusiastic and ready to help any of our students. Glenn was also involved in coaching in a number of sports in our schools and then moving on to other towns. I know there are numbers of former students missing him now.
Shockingly gone way too soon.
Rest in peace Glenn.
David Bruce

Carol Montgomery

June 7, 2020

Dear Paula and family ,
How saddened I was to learn of Glenn's passing. Although we hadn't seen each other for too many years, my memories of spending time with Glenn and all of the Gardner family hold a special place in my heart. He was loved by all who were lucky to be a part of his life. Peace be with you and your family.

All best,
Carol Montgomery

Debra Almeida

June 7, 2020

Glen was our daughter, Shana’s basketball coach. Our family is deeply saddened by his loss. Please know his guidance reached many students over the years as you celebrate his accomplishments. God bless, our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Nancy Fortunato

June 5, 2020

I was deeply saddened to hear of Glenn’s passing. My prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time.
May God bring you peace & comfort in knowing that he was so loved by many..
Nancy & Bernie Fortunato

Monica Landis

June 5, 2020

I had the honor of working with Glenn for only 5 short years at Hastings Middle School. He had a great sense of humor, passion for teaching, and love for coaching. Even after retirement, you’d catch him prepping the fields and helping out during summers. Glenn would always find the silver lining in a situation. He’s built a legacy in the south coast region. Rest easy Gardner.

Peter and Leigh Hemingway

June 5, 2020

Our condolences on Glenn's passing. May God's peace that passes all understanding and the sure hope of eternal life give you comfort at this time.

David Medeiros

June 3, 2020

Recently heard that Glenn was ill. A good guy taken too soon. Loved his teaching and coaching and "his kids".
Glenn was a true family man with two great children and a wonderful, supportive wife.
What more could a man ask for?
Rest in peace!

Steve Horsley

June 3, 2020

Sorry to hear about the passing of Glenn, I worked with Glenn setting up the fields for sports events. He was well liked by his former students as we would be in the garage getting the paint machine ready for a football game and kids would come in just to chat with him. After working he would drive an hour away just to ref a field hockey game. He was one of the hardest working men I knew. I will miss working with him. The town of Fairhaven has lost a great man. Rest In Peace Glenn.
I send my condolences to his family.
Steve Horsley

Wayne Miller

June 3, 2020

I had the privilege of working with Glenn at Hastings Middle School during the twilight of our careers. His passing has left a great void in the lives that he has touched.
After reading all of the testimonials about Glenn, I would like to add this: “A good coach can change a game, but a great coach can change lives.”
This is the legacy of Glenn Gardner. Rest well my friend!

Dawn Rego

June 2, 2020

Glenn was one of the best! In the 30+ years I knew him from coaching against him in field hockey to working with him at Hastings Middle School to him just coming into school to say hi to me and chat, he always made me smile❣️. He will be missed, for sure, but never forgotten! I wish moments of peace and comfort to his family. Rest in peace “Gartner”. 💕