WORCESTER, MASS. – George William Boardman Jr., 74, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013, at Odd Fellows Home, Worcester, Mass., where he had been a resident for the past nine years. Born Jan. 8, 1939, in Islesboro, George was the son of George and Lorraina (Yeaton) Boardman.
George lived his early years in Camden before his family moved to Marlborough, Mass. He graduated from Marlborough High School. After graduation, George proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was employed as a construction laborer for his entire career and was a member of Massachusetts Laborers Union until his retirement in 1995. He was an avid sports fan, especially of the New York Giants and Boston Bruins.
George is survived by his children, Darlene Boardman Summers of Adel, Ga., and James
Boardman of Miami; stepchildren, Charlene Cox and children, David and John Martinelli, of Bellingham, Mass., with whom he lived for many years, and Charlie, Kenny and Frankie Westling and their families; sisters, Cora Murray of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Ann Thomas of Lincolnville; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Vernon Leach; and sisters, Shirley Korandanis and Alice Freund.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with George’s family 3-5 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden, Mass. A graveside service will be private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George’s memory to Odd Fellows Home, Activity Fund, 104 Randolph Road, Worcester, MA 01606. To share a memory or offer an online condolence, please visit