William (Bill) John Boaden passed away peacefully at his home Monday August 7th. Bill served his country in the Navy from 1955-1958 while aboard the USS Essex, before leaving the Navy and finding and marrying his true love Maryann. They spent 61 years of marriage together, raising three children and having lots of fun together. They traveled often to Florida and spent many of their summer weekends at Silver Lake in the Irish Hills of Michigan.
Bill always loved the water, whether it was fishing or boating. He had several wooden boats over the years with Lymans being his favorite. Bill was known as the man who could build just about anything. He spent many nights after work building things for his house or for other people in need of his talents. Bill also enjoyed playing Santa Claus for various yacht clubs and parties in the area.
After the Navy, Bill held several various jobs, from working at Prudential to owning his own marina to doing boat surveys and finally working for many years and retiring from BFI. Bill was also a long-time active parishioner of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Point Place where he even built an ark for the Point Place Parade. He was a member of River View Yacht Club and the Outings Unlimited Boat Club.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents Percival Boaden and Margaret (Murphy) Boaden, son Billy Boaden, sister Peg Boaden and brother Dennis Boaden. Bill is survived by his wife Maryann (Gfrer) Boaden, sister Jane (Bob) Wick, brother Tim, daughter Kathleen (Carl) Rimmel, son Michael, granddaughters Camy (Mike) Whisker and Kristen Rimmel and great grandson Maddox, along with many other nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, August 11 from 2-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd. with a scripture service Friday at 7 p.m. Funeral services will begin Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home and continue with the Funeral Mass in St. John the Baptist Church at 12 noon. The VFW 606 Burial Corps will conclude with Military Honors at the church.
In Lieu of flowers, please make contributions to St. John’s Parish Point Place or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be shared online at www.sujkowski.com.