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Gerald Boardman “Boardie” Hunt

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 Hunt, Gerald Boardman “Boardie”, age 87, of Greenfield, Queens County, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 31st, 2022, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.
        Born in Greenfield, he was a son of the late John and Elsie (Dedrick) Hunt.
Boardie will best be remembered by his kind heart, smile and positive outlook on life, no matter what challenges he faced. He left school in grade 8 to go to work in the woods and the local saw mill to help support his family after the passing of his father. He later worked for the coast guard in Dartmouth before moving home to Greenfield and going to work at Michelin for many years up until his retirement. Boardie was an active volunteer in the community throughout his lifetime having served over 40 years as a member of the Greenfield Fire Department. He was always available to give a helping hand to anyone in need. Boardie was also a member of the Greenfield United Baptist Church and the Jolly Ponhookers Seniors Group for many years. Boardie loved his yard & garden taking pride in watching things grow and he also enjoyed fishing for Salmon in his younger years. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who got joy from his family and was so proud of their accomplishments. He was loved and will be greatly missed.
       Boardie is survived by his loving wife, Marlene; stepsons, John Hagen, Chris (Holly) Hagen; grandchildren, Steven (Rebekah), Cory (Martha), J.J. (Courtney), Kyle (Angela), Joey, Katie, Krissey, Gabe, Hannah, Elliot, Isabel and Lilly; 9 great grandchildren; brothers, Samuel (Zola), Wilbert (Marion) and half-brother, Dr. Harry (Gail) Gardner.
Boardie was predeceased by his first wife, Rita; infant daughter, Jerry Lynn; son, Gerald; stepson, Scott; grandson, Kevin; sister Anne Kopys; brother, John and stepfather Ernest Gardner.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Service, Liverpool. A Celebration of Boardie’s Life will be held on Saturday, January 14th, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., from Greenfield United Baptist Church. Reverend Janet Baker and Reverend Dr. Harry Gardner officiating. Burial will be in Pine Rest Cemetery, Greenfield. No flowers by request, donations may be made to Greenfield United Baptist Church or to the Greenfield and District Volunteer Fire Department. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com

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