LACONIA — Arnold "Arn" E. Boardman, 85, of 4 Race Point Road, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Friday, January 3, 2014.
Arnold was born January 13, 1928 in Everett, Mass., the son of the late Walter C. and Edna (Lawson) Boardman and was raised by his aunt, Clara L. Burke. He was a 1946 graduate of Everett High School and served in the U.S. Army Nov. to June 1950 in Japan and Germany and received an Army of Occupation Medal; from June 1950 to his discharge from the Army September 7 1951, he served in the Korean Conflict receiving three Bronze Service Stars. Arn worked several years for a Loan Co. located in Boston. He then worked for the Middlesex Bank until he retired in 1991. In 1993, Arn and his wife, Claire, retired to South Down Shores in New Hampshire to live. Arn and Claire are communicants of St. Andre Bessette Parish – Sacred Heart Church. Arn was an amateur photographer and enjoyed photography for several years. He also continued to follow his 'hometown" of Everett's High School Football team. He still attended their football games and writing in the local newspaper in Everett of the results of each game. He also produced a book on Everett's Football Teams since they started playing in 1892 through 2007. Arn was a member of the Everett "E" Club and is listed as their Historian on Everett Football.
Survivors include his best friend and wife of 59 years, Claire Susan (Moroney) Boardman, of Laconia, one sister, Gladys Cappizzi, of the North End in Boston, Mass., one brother, Kenneth Boardman, of Revere, Mass., 3 nephews; Salvatore "Sammy", Andrew and Phillip, 5 nieces; Gladys, Shirley, Louise, Gail and Sonja all of Mass. He has one surviving cousin, William Berry, of North Reading, Mass.
Memorial calling hours will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H., using the Carriage House entrance. A memorial service will immediately follow at 4 p.m. also at the funeral home. Burial will be held at a later date in Mass.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N H 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.