Hudson E. Hardy, Jr., 85, of Mattapoisett passed away on Saturday November 9, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital, but not before giving each family member a hug. He was the husband of Elaine (Kelly) Hardy; they had been married for 57 years.
Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Hudson E. and Bertha (Worth) Hardy, he lived in Mattapoisett for many years. He enjoyed wintering at his home in Key Largo, Florida.
Mr. Hardy was formerly employed by the New England Telephone Company until his retirement.
An extremely devoted family man, he enjoyed attending the sporting events of his wife, his children, and his grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time on the water and boating. He was an incredible teacher with very high morals and a very big heart.
Mr. Hardy was a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the George H. Taber Lodge A.F. & A.M, and in 2010 was recognized for his 50 years of membership. He was a member of the Machacum Club and had been active with the Telephone Pioneers. He held a private airplane pilot’s license and had owned his own airplane.
He is survived by his wife; three children, Sandra J. Boivin and her husband Robert, and Pamela Elaine Bailey and her husband Michael, all of Mattapoisett, and Hudson E. Hardy III and his wife Tania of Billerica; and six grandchildren, Kelly Rose Boivin, Lauren Rose Boivin, Connor Bailey, Carissa Kelly Marie Bailey, Maya A. Hardy, and Gabrielle Hudson Hardy.
His Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 9 AM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in Cushing Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday from 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.