WHITING – June Marie (Burke) Gardner, 74, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 24, 2012 at her residence. She was born Feb. 4, 1938, in East Machias, the daughter of the late Violet and Malcolm Burke Sr.
She was a 1955 graduate of Dennysville High School. She worked for many years babysitting the children from the town of Whiting. She enjoyed knitting, quilting,and playing Rummey Kube. She was a member of the Whiting Quilters.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William Gardner; and two brothers, Byron and Bruce. She is survived by and will be greatly missed by her children, Janine of Skowhegan, Alan and friend, Laurie, of Machiasport, and Jody and husband, Larry, of Holden; grandchildren, Jennifer and friend, Clifford, Henry and wife, Kelsey, Jordan, and Cole; six great-grandchildren; five brothers, Malcolm, Franklin, David, John and Doug; and her companion, Lester Seeley.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30 at the Three Angels Seventh Day Adventist Church, 960 US Route 1, Whiting, with Pastor Alan Duenas officiating. Those wishing to remember June in a special way may make memorial contributions in her memory to Whiting Quilters, care of Donna Burns, 159 Dodge Road, Whiting, ME 04691. Condolences and memories may be shared with the Gardner family by visiting their book of memories at www.mcclurefamilyfuneral.com.