Edward H. Boron, 100 years old, of Long Beach, California, formerly of
Bondsville and Florence, Massachusetts, passed away at the home of his
daughter, Janice, on Thursday, September 3, 2015.
He was born in Deerfield,
Massachusetts on January 3, 1915 to Henry and Katarzyna Niejadlik Boron.
He was predeceased by his
beloved wife of 51 years Doreen Amy Daft of Peterborough, England whom he
married on December 24, 1945. He was predeceased by his sisters: Sophie
Shepard, Victoria Savinski and Charlotte Cook; and brother Henry Boron and
brothers-in-law: Frank Shepard, Steve Savinski, John Cook and John Rogers; and
daughter-in-law Carolyn Boron and niece Joan Thayer and nephew Rick Boron.
He is survived by his daughters
Janice Boron of Long Beach, CA and Karen Ksieniewicz and her husband Charles of
Florence, MA and his son Edward J. Boron of Belchertown MA.
He is survived by six
grandchildren: Lora and Brian Ksieniewicz, Courtney Boron, Evan Boron and his
wife Carolyn, Jennifer Tonelli Tenczar and her husband David, Louis "
Tony" Tonelli and his wife Margaret and four great grandchildren.
He is survived by his sister
Harriet C. Rogers of Northampton and brother Stanley “Sonny” Boron and his wife
Shirley of South Deerfield and his sister-in-law Evelyn Boron of Whately and
his many nieces and nephews and their children.
He attended schools in
Deerfield. He worked as a butcher in his father’s store, Boron’s Market in
South Deerfield, with his brother Henry. In 1942, he was enlisted in the Army
Corps in World War II, stationed at a base in England as an Army Medic. There
he met his future wife Doreen. They settled in Bondsville where he opened his
business, Boron’s Market, and where they raised their family.
He was a member of the Elks,
the Polish American Citizens Club of South Deerfield, the Swift River
Sportsman’s Club of Belchertown, the Saint Joseph's Polish Society of Thorndike
and a member of the Hampden County Deputy Sheriffs' Association.
As a husband, father, brother
and friend, he deeply valued loyalty and trust. As a businessman, he valued
hard work and exhibited generosity during difficult times. As a person, he
demonstrated a perseverance in purpose, a can-do drive and a creativity in solving
The family would like to extend
a special thank you to Susan Boron Beaubien, his niece, for hosting an East
Coast celebration of Eddie’s 100th birthday at her home in Whately. The family would also
like to extend a special thank you to Michelle Hill, his caregiver.
A Memorial Mass will be held on
Saturday, October 17, 2015, at 10:00AM in Holy Family Church, Sugarloaf Street,
South Deerfield. Burial of the cremated remains will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery in South
Deerfield immediately following the Mass. A reception and celebration of his
life will follow at the Blue Bonnet Diner Banquet Room in Northampton.
Memorial donations may be made in Eddie’s name to the Dakin
Animal Shelter and Humane Society, PO Box 6307 Springfield, MA 01101-6307
(www.dakinhumane.org) or to a charity of one’s choice. Wrisley Funeral Home in
South Deerfield is in charge of the burial. An on-line obituary is available at
All Souls Mortuary, Long Beach, CA. (www.allsoulsmortuary.com) where we invite
you to express your personal condolences which will later be printed into a
private cherished keepsake for the family.