, Newburyport, MA

November 23, 2013

Marilyn F. (Byrne) Gardner, 78 Years

Amesbury — Marilyn Frances (Byrne) Gardner, a resident of Amesbury and beloved wife of the late Ralph A. Gardner, died on Friday, November 22, 2013, at the Maplewood Center in Amesbury. She was 78 years old.

Born in Melrose on November 19, 1935, she was the beloved daughter of the late Vincent F. and Anna R. (Tibbetts) Byrne.

She will be sorely missed by her loving children, Keith F. and his wife, Augusta Gardner, of Amesbury, Linda S. Gardner and her partner, Robert Aslin, both of Seabrook, New Hampshire, Brian A. Gardner of Raymond, Maine and Kevin C. and his wife, Kimberly, Gardner of Windham, Maine; loving grandchildren, Thomas, Sarah, Alica, Kevin, Shauna, Kai and Abigail; cherished great-grandson, Bryce and many nieces and nephews. She was also the devoted sister of the late Ronald V. Byrne.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be celebrated in the F. S. Roberts & Son Funeral Home, 14 Independent St., Rowley on Monday, November 25, 2013, at Noon. Visitation will be in the funeral home, prior to the service from 10 AM to 12 o'clock. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in West Peabody. For additional information, please visit,