HAMPDEN and BANGOR – Elizabeth “Betty” (Gould) Boardman passed away Sept. 25, 2013, at an Orono health care center after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. She is now reunited in heaven with her husband of 46 years, Vincent E. Boardman. Betty was born Sept. 21, 1937, in Houlton, the daughter of Archie and Myrtle (Harris) Gould.
She was a stay at home mom who took great pride in that role and caring for her family. She was a member of the Tuscan Chapter No. 148 Order of the Eastern Star where, for years, she held many offices including Worthy Matron. She also bowled for a morning women’s league at Family Fun Lanes for many years.
She will be deeply missed by her children, Sharon Buffinton and her husband, David, of Scarborough, Penny Gray of Hampden and Byron Boardman and his wife, Maureen, of Bradford, Vt.; grandchildren, Andrea Gray of Hampden, Colby Gray and his wife, Brandy, of Hampden, Meghan Boardman and Cameron Boardman of Bradford, Vt.; and great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Shelby Gray of Hampden. She also leaves sisters, Alta Campbell and Glenna Stiles of Milan, N.H.; brother-in-law, Hartley Dwyer of Weston; two sisters-in-law, Carol Gould of Danforth and Diane Jarvis and her husband, Gary, of Hermon; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Vince; her parents; and siblings, Byron Gould of Danforth, Wilfred Gould and his wife, Lola, of Windsor Locks, Conn., Barbara Bickford and her husband, Clyde, Tina Dwyer of Weston, and Waldina Gould of Zephyr Hills, Fla. The family would like to express special thanks to the staff at Beacon Hospice and Orono Commons for their care, kindness and support this last week of Betty’s life, Westgate Manor for caring for their mother/grandmother over the past year and very special caregivers, Arline Frey and Shirleen Hamor for helping Betty at home.
A funeral service will be held noon Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, with Pastors Dean Stiles and William Simpson officiating. Friends may call 11 a.m. until time of service Wednesday. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, Augusta. Those who wish to remember Betty in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.