June (Gardiner) Sicilian, 90, passed away at Avalon Health Center in Mystic Jan. 9, 2021. Born in Providence, R.I. June 23, 1930, to Leon T. and Marion (Britton) Gardiner.
June spent her youth in East Providence and was a graduate of East Providence High School and Edgewood Junior College in Barrington, R.I. On April 17, 1951, she married her devoted husband, Robert, and they celebrated a loving union for 69 years. The couple lived in Pawcatuck for most of their lives together. June was a meticulous and talented craftswoman and enjoyed painting, hooking, and needlework and had been an avid golfer. She and Bob were active members of the United Congregational Church of Westerly and were proud to be some of the earliest “Settlers” at StoneRidge Retirement Community in Mystic.
June was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Avis Boatwright. She is survived by her loving husband, Bob; and several nieces and nephews.
Due to the pandemic, a celebration of life will be planned for the future. Memorial contributions may be made to the UCC Endowment Fund, UCC of Pawcatuck/Westerly.
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