Helen A. Gardiner


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Presque Isle - Helen A. Gardiner passed away on May 1st, 2019, at the House of Comfort in Presque Isle. She was born in Presque Isle, the daughter of Weldon and Hilda (Clark) Bates.
Helen married Richard Gardiner on April 14, 1946; they were married for 57 years until he passed away in 2003. Helen was a strong willed, hardworking woman who worked for Indian Head Plywood Company for many years as a Veneer Grader.
She is survived by her daughter, Robin Gaites, and her husband, Philip of Presque Isle; her granddaughter, Kelley Gaites-Marquis, and her husband Scott, of Presque Isle; grandson, R.J. Gaites and his wife, Julie of Attleboro, MA; and a great-grandson, Liam Gaites of Attleboro, MA.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Richard Gardiner; her brothers, Jack and Wendell Bates; and a granddaughter, Emily Gaites.
A graveside service will be held at the Maine Veteran's Cemetery in Caribou, on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 1p.m., Rev. Dr. Ken Phelps officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Aroostook House of Comfort, P.O. Box 867, Presque Isle, ME 04769. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.duncan-graves.com
Published on May 2, 2019
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May 08, 2019
i will miss you my dear friend Ellen