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Isabelle C. (LaRaia) Gardiner

Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Monday, November 21st at 11:30 am in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St. Winthrop, for Isabelle C. (LaRaia) Gardiner who died peacefully on Tuesday, November 15th, at Presentation Rehabilitation in Newton, following a long illness, she was 96 years old.  Interment will immediately follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Isabelle was born on July 10, 1926 in East Boston on to her late parents, Paul & Frances (Costa) LaRaia. She & her sister, Rose “Babe” were raised & educated in East Boston. She was an alumna of Girls’ High, Class of 1944. Isabelle was a proud & loving mother to her only child, Leslie Isabelle was absolutely devoted to her daughter and taught her good morals, faith, & love for family. She raised her daughter with her mother, Frances while she worked full time along the way. She began her working career as a buyer at Conrads in Boston. For a period of time, she later took an administrative position at Emery Air Freight International, where she worked for over 35 years. After working & retiring from Emery, Isabelle secured a part time position with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where she would spend 17 years, then she retired. Isabelle loved her grandchildren and especially adored her great grandchildren. Family was most important to her, she had an extremely close relationship with her sister Rose, and her sons, Alan & Laurence, as well. She leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories & stories for them all to share.

She is the beloved wife of 37 years to the late William F. Gardiner, Jr. Loving & devoted mother of Leslie A. Ciampi & her husband Peter L. of Lexington. The cherished grandmother of Courtney M. Ciampi of Lake Bluff, IL., Holly C. Reil & husband Jon of Brookline, & Gretchen Ciampi – Conti & husband Richard of Arlington. The adored great grandmother of Cole, Saige, Chase, Logan, Vienna, Simone, Leonardo, & Vincent. The treasured sister of the late Rose M. “Babe” Giangregorio. The wonderful aunt of Alan L. Giangregorio & wife Denise of Winthrop & Lawrence P. Giangregorio & wife Irene of Wellfleet & their families.


Funeral Mass

Monday, November 21st at 11:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation by visiting

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