Hazel A. Gardner

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Hazel A. Gardner

June 17, 1930 - October 07, 2018

Hazel A. "Dutch" (Mann) Gardner, of Niagara Falls, passed from this life on Sunday, October 7, 2018 peacefully at her daughter's home. She was 88. She was born in Glen Hope, Pennsylvania, on June 17, 1930, one of seven children, Thomas Mann, Jr; Bernard Mann; Dorothy Light; Lester Mann; Madaline Gardner, Margaret Roach and Verna "Honey" Round.
Hazel still had strong ties and connections to Pennsylvania, she was the youngest daughter of Thomas and Bertha (Folmar) Mann , living on the family farm.
She married Walter Gardner, Sr. and moved to Niagara Falls in the 1950's where Walter gained employment at Hooker Chemical Cooperation. Hazel was a stay at home mother and wife, top in her field. She raised her 11 children in Niagara Falls, David (Bonnie) Gardner, Darlene (Dennis) Sawyer, Walter Gardner, Jr; Diane (Robert) Gardner, Beverly (James) Kress, Karen Gardner, Jerry Gardner, Robert (Rochelle) Gardner, Cathy (Joel) Harris, Frankie (DeAnne) Gardner and Brenda Mitravich.
Hazel had a big heart and was always there for her family. She enjoyed playing board games and cards. She also enjoyed traveling to see her Pennsylvania, California, and Florida family.
She had 11 children; 32 grandchildren; and 55 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly.
When you went to visit her she always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete. Her heart and home were always open. Hazel was compassionate and always gave great counseling and expert advice.
We will be forever grateful to have such a compassionate loving mother.
The family will be present Sunday, October 14th from 1-3 PM in the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, where Funeral Services will be held at 3 PM. The interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
Published on October 10, 2018
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6 posts

Tarah Gardner~Ryan
Oct 15, 2018
My dearest gram, how I love and miss you. Thank you for everything.
Oct 13, 2018
What a Great person .I was her aide for awhile .Will be missed
Florence Lindaman
Oct 11, 2018
I first met Hazel when I became her aide back in February 2012 and throughout the years we became close friends. I really enjoyed our conversations and how she spoke so highly of her family! So sorry for your loss and you will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time!
Richard and Priscilla Holstrom
Oct 11, 2018
To Diane and the rest of the family, we were saddened to hear of your Moms' passing as she was a wonderful lady to know and I always enjoyed talking with her. The last time I saw her she was in Beverly's car in front of Tammys' house at Halloween and I sat and talked with her. She will be missed and I was glad I got to know her. May She rest in peace.
Dave and teresa
Oct 11, 2018
Sorry for your loss
Shahidah shipp
Oct 10, 2018
This hurts my heart such a sweet loving lady when I first met her she made me feel like a part of the family may you rest up