DOVER-FOXCROFT – Geraldine “Gerry” Boardway passed away peacefully at her home Sept. 30, 2013, after a lengthy illness, and entered her eternal home in heaven. She was born Sept. 2, 1927, in Dover-Foxcroft, to Fred and Hilda (Fuller) Cole.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, John Boardway; and her brother, Robert Cole. She is survived by her son, Stephen and his wife, Stephanie; her son, Lee and his wife, Jeyashree; her daughter, Lynn; grandchildren, Joel, Garrett, Daniel, Leia, and Steffi; her sister-in-law, Ethel Cole and family; nephew, Paul Boardway and family; nephew, Russell Card and family; niece, Barbara Card; cousin, Margaret Collins and her family; cousin, Norman Fuller and his wife, Doris, and their family; and a special extended family with Elizabeth “Beth” Beal and family.
Gerry graduated from Foxcroft Academy in 1945, received her student pilot’s license and went on to study bookkeeping at Husson College. She worked for many years at the admission desk of Mayo Regional Hospital and always had a ready smile to greet everyone. In Gerry’s spare time she did genealogy, tole painting, den mother to the local Cub Scouts, and was a member of the Congregational Church in Dover-Foxcroft and the Mayflower Society. Her greatest joy was living in her childhood home in Dover-Foxcroft, which she loved, and where she was able to pass away in comfort and love. Gerry will be remembered as a loving, gentle soul to all who knew her.
Her family would like to express deep gratitude for the loving care and assistance from the volunteers at Pine Tree Hospice. In addition we want to convey our deep gratitude to Dr. David Frasz and Dr. Lesley Fernow; all of our kind neighbors, especially Carleton and Liana Berce, who are like family and have shown true friendship and love to all of us over the years. Those who wish to remember Gerry in a special way may make gifts in her memory to Pine Tree Hospice, 897 West Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 2, at Living Word Assembly of God Church, 176 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft. The graveside service will be held 2 p.m. the same day at Rural Grove Cemetery, West Main Street/Guilford Road. Refreshments and a time to socialize will be held back at the Assembly of God Church after the burial. Arrangements are in the care of Lary Funeral Home. Condolences and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.