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Genevieve M. Gardner

January 17, 1922 — December 4, 2022


Genevieve M. "Jinnie" Gardner, 100, of Ridgway, PA, passed away on December 4, 2022, at Penn Highlands Elk following a brief illness.

She was born on January 17, 1922 in Ridgway, a daughter of the late Fred and Josephine Sodononte Assalone.

On February 10, 1945, in St. Leo's Church, she married the late Robert E. Gardner, who preceded her in death on September 15, 2014. Together they were blessed with nearly 70 years of marriage.

Jinnie was a graduate of Ridgway High School, class of 1940. She was a member of St. Leo's Church and retired from Quality Components after more than 30 years of service. Jinnie loved spending time in her garden and then canning all of the riches of her garden. She was a talented quilter who also enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Jinnie was a kind and thoughtful wife and mother who also loved camping. 

She is survived by one daughter; Kathleen Gardner of Ridgway, as well as by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers; Michael, John, and Patrick Assalone, and by one sister; Lena Russell.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Genevieve M. "Jinnie" Gardner will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. Leo Magnus Catholic Church, 111 Depot Street. Ridgway, PA 15853 with Fr. Justin Pino as celebrant.

Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be at the Krise Funeral Home from from 10:00 AM until 10:30 AM.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ridgway Library.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

10:00 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Krise Funeral Home & Cremation Services

130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Leo Magnus Church

111 Depot St, Ridgway, PA 15853

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