Paul Gardner

Obituary of Paul A. Gardner

Paul A. Gardner, 85, of Woodstock died October 16, 2018 at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam. Beloved husband of 65 years to Barbara (Phaneuf) Gardner, they were married October 24, 1953. He was born in Putnam on July 22, 1933, son of the late Arthur J. and Grace (Morrell) Gardner. 

Paul worked for Wyckoff Steel, retiring in 1989, Putnam Woolen for eight years, Charter Oak Construction for 15 years and Bingham and Chilkottfor 15 years. He was a life member of the Putnam Lodge of Elks #574 and a member of the Putnam VFW Post 1523. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, singing, dancing and spending time with family and friends. Paul also enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, boating and cutting wood. He was a Veteran of the Korean War serving in the US Army. 

Besides his wife Barbara he leaves his children, Sandra L. Line and her husband John of Milton, VT., Bret A. Gardner and his wife Cassie of Plainville, CT., Gail A. Whipple and her husband Dick of South Lake Tahoe, CA., Donna M. Bellanceau and her husband Greg of Woodstock, CT. Brothers Roland, Joe and Charlie. Grandchildren AJ, Nathaniel, Taylor. Along with many step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A special friend Fern Phaneuf. 

A calling hour will be Monday, October 22, 2018 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 AM at Most Holy Trinity Church, 568 Pomfret Street, Pomfret, burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Putnam, with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Lung Association of Connecticut, 45 Ash Street, East Hartford, CT 06108. Share a memory at

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