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Susan Marie Gardner, 68, of South Jefferson Street died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
She was born Dec. 5, 1949, in New Castle, a daughter of the late Jerry and Sophie (Belak) Nocera. She was also preceded in death by her stepmother, Teresa (Petrilli) Nocera.
She was married to Elmer F. Gardner, who died in November 1995.
Mrs. Gardner was a unit secretary at St. Francis Hospital and Jameson Hospital, retiring after 34 years.
She enjoyed playing bingo and cooking, and loved spending time with her grandchildren and family.
She is survived by two children, Carl L. Gardner of New Castle and Susan M. Kinsella and her husband, Robert, of Charleston, South Carolina; two stepchildren, Joseph Gardner and wife, Beth, of New Castle, and John Gardner of New Castle; two brothers, Joseph Nocera of New Castle and Sam Nocera of Niles, Ohio; four sisters, Mary Lynn VanEman of New Castle, Sandra Duffy of West Middlesex, Geraldine Latina of New Castle and Sheila Turner of New Castle; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her stepdaughter, Vickie Stiles; and her stepson, David Gardner.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the William F. and Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home, 926 Cunningham Ave.
Blessing services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the William F. DeCarbo Memorial Chapel.
Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.williamrogerdecarbo.com.
Published on January 18, 2018
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