SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

November 1, 2013

Gardner R. Conley, 89


Danvers — Gardner Raymond Conley, 89, passed away on October 30, 2013, in Kaplan Family Hospice House.

Born in Danvers on March 11, 1924, he was the son of the late Harry L. and Alice (Eaton) Conley. Gardner was raised and educated in Danvers. He had been employed at USMC in Beverly prior to joining the United States Army. He served our country with the U.S. Army, earning a Purple Heart during WWII and was honorably discharged. Gardner was employed as a police officer for the Town of Danvers for over 30 years and retired as the Safety Officer. He served as a past president of the Mass. Safety Officer League and was a member of the Amity-Mosaic Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Danvers. Gardner was also employed with the former Danvers Saving Bank as a courier for ten years.

He is survived by two sons and a daughter, three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two wives, Doris (George) Conley and Mary (Jankoski) (Sagan) Conley.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours are Monday, November 4, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. All other funeral services are private. www.LyonsFuneral.com.