Maurice J. Gardner
September 1, 1923 – July 7, 2018
Maurice “Moe” Gardner, 94 of Jupiter, FL passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at The Waterford in Juno Beach. He was born on September 1, 1923 in Fall River, MA.
Maurice’s childhood interests include the Boy Scouts of America, becoming an Eagle Scout in 1939. He spent several summers as a camp counselor and life guard. He entered the U.S. Military in February 1943 and was assigned to the Military Police Company A 503 Military Battalion, responsible for the protection of General Patton. In 2012 Maurice was awarded the French Legion D’ Honnuer, honoring his service in the liberation of France.
After his military service he completed studies at Brown and Sharp and began his thirty-two year career at Pratt-Whitney. In 1951 he married Imelda Remy and they both began careers at Pratt-Whiney Aircraft in Connecticut. Transferring in 1958 to Pratt-Whitney in Florida where Maurice finished his career. Imelda died after a short illness in 1983.
Maurice married Patricia Comolli Gardner in 1984 and together they shared thirty four years of family, traveling, and spending time at their lakeside home in Vermont. Maurice became a husband, father and grandfather when he married Pat and is survived by three children, Tyne (Bernadette) Keever, Taryn (Kevin) Kryzda and Lauren Comolli; six grandchildren, Carl (Kier) Keever, Emmy (Matt) Vincent, Erik (Kacy) Anderson, Mark (Jade) Keever, Kevin Kryzda, Rita (Mark) Diapoules as well as nine great grandchildren who will miss their “Pop Pop” and his embracing love.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church of Tequesta, 423 Tequesta Dr., Jupiter, FL 33469. Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Park and will be private. The Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center in Jupiter, FL has been entrusted with arrangements.
- Funeral Service Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Maurice J. Gardner
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Howard @ Dorothy Gibbons
July 11, 2018
So sorry to hear of the passing of Moe. He was such a nice person and a joy to spend time with. I will never forget our trip to Canada and our trip to a Restaurant where French was important to ordering food. Moe turned to us to tell us what was on the menu and spoke to us in French. We stood very puzzled and finally told him if we could speak French we wouldn’t need him to interrupt for us. Of course we all laughed. That was a pleasure trip for us. He will be sorely missed. We enjoyed our time spent in Vermont and Florida and his laugh about Howard’s really cold shower.