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Mary Gardiner

November 27, 1947June 16, 2020

Mary Lee Gardiner, 72 of South Yarmouth, MA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

Mary was born November 27, 1947 in Dallas, TX to Virgil and Nora C Lawson (Casey). She graduated from Westford Academy. She worked primarily as a secretary; eventually she studied law and became a certified Paralegal.

Mary loved socializing, singing, dancing, animals and nature, writing poetry, travelling and reading. Her most cherished time was spent surrounded by her family and friends. She especially enjoyed watching The New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, and Boston Bruins. She loved Yahtzee, word games, Bingo, Scrabble and she would always take you up on a game of double solitaire. She collected Angels and was known and loved for her kindness, humor and generosity.

Mary was preceded in death by her father and mother, three brothers, Martin (Speedy) Lawson, Marshall Lawson, Melvin (Smokey) Lawson and one sister Marlene Collins. She is survived by two daughters Dawn M Smith, her husband Glenn, Mary C “Cathy” Hughes, one granddaughter Kaylee A White, her husband Phillip, two brothers Mark Lawson, Michael Lawson, one sister Madilene Lawson and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours and burial will be private.

Donations may be made in her honor to Wild Care, Inc. 10 Smith Lane, Eastham, MA 02642 or by website wildcarecapecod.org


Mary Gardiner

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Cathy Hughes

June 23, 2020

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And, until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

-Irish Blessing
Aren't you the lucky one? Up there in heaven with Nana, Auntie the Uncles, and everyone else. I know all of you will be watching over all of us.
See you when I get there! Love and God Bless. XO