RE: [nscumber] Obit: BOSS, Alice J [née WILLIGAR_ ]

Hi Eric,



Once again, thanks for posing the Willigar name in the subject line.
Another one for my growing database.

Pam



From: nscumber@yahoogroups.com [mailto:nscumber@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Eric Keys
Sent: October 18, 2011 1:47 PM
To: nscumber
Subject: [nscumber] Obit: BOSS, Alice J [née WILLIGAR]





BOSS, Alice J. -- 72, of Attleboro, Mass., and formerly of Parrsboro, passed
away Thursday, October 13, 2011, in Attleboro. Born in West Bay, Cumberland
Co., she was a daughter of the late Melvin and Reta (Bennett) Willigar.
Following her graduation from Parrsboro Regional High School, she worked
with the CIBC in Parrsbo­ro, Amherst and Moncton. Following her marriage to
Jerry Boss, she with her young family moved to Attleboro, Mass., where she
worked with Texas Instruments until her retirement. Left to mourn, son,
Jerry Jr. and grandson, Jason (Jen); son, David and grandson, Leo, all of
Attleboro; sisters, Viola (Floyd deceased) Davis, Maisie (John deceased)
Skidmore, both of Parrsbo­ro; Judy (Ted) Durning, Economy; brothers, Trueman
(Mary), Five Is­lands; Carl (Suzann), Parrsboro; Dou­glas (Sharon), Back
Bay, N.B.; Roy (Cora deceased), Surrey, B.C.; sister-­in-law, Roberta
Willigar, Parrsboro; sister-in-law, Diane (Ralph) Hayden, Moncton;
brother-in-law, Allan (Loret­ta) Boss, Attleboro; several nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Jerry, in 2006; brother, Lloyd;
two sisters and two brothers in infancy. Cremation has taken place and a
memorial service will be held in West Bay at a later date. Memorial
do­nations may be made to Christ Church, West Bay.
[Tuesday, 18-October-2011 The Chronicle-Herald, Halifax, NS]
[collected by D A Winter 2011-10-18]
[submitted by EMKeys 2011-10-18]

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Two version of her husband's obit:
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BOSS, Gerald G. "Jerry" - 70, Attleboro, Mass., formerly of Springhill,
passed away Sunday, July 23, 2006, at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro,
after a short illness. Born in Springhill on October 27, 1935, he was a son
of the late Richard M. and Marie C. (Lockhart) Boss. Jerry was a coal miner
for several years in Springhill until settling in Attleboro in 1962. He was
employed as a forklift operator at Texas Instruments in Attleboro until
retiring in 1998. Jerry was an elite athlete and excelled in all sports he
played, including bowling, softball and hockey. Jerry began his hockey
career in his home town of Springhill in the minor hockey program. His goal
scoring ability and his intense desire to win made him one of the top
players in every league from minor hockey to the Amherst Ramblers, making it
to the Allan Cup Seniors Championship Finals on two occasions. Jerry also
enjoyed his other hobbies of gardening, visiting his summer cottage in
Parrsboro, and supporting his beloved Boston Red Sox and New ngland
Patriots. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Alice J.
Willigar; sons, Gerald E. Boss and David B. Boss; grandsons, Jason Boss and
Leo McKenzie; brother, Allan (Loretta) Boss, all of Attleboro; sister, Diane
(Ralph) Hayden, Moncton; special cousin, Doug Lockhart, Springhill; several
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughter-in-law, Margaret (Packer)
Boss. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, August 14, in A.H.
Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, with Rev. Mark Pretty officiating. Following
the service, family and friends are invited to the reception area of the
funeral home for refreshments and fellowship. In lieu of flowers, donations
made to the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre would be
appreciated.
[Friday, 11-August-2006 www.thechronicleherald.ca Halifax NS]
[collected by EMKeys 2006-08-11]
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Gerald 'Jerry' G. Boss, 70, of Cummings Street, Attleboro, a Texas
Instruments retiree and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother,
died Sunday, July 23, 2006 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro after a
short illness. He was the beloved husband of 48 years of Alice J. (Willigar)
Boss. Born in Springhill, Nova Scotia on October 27, 1935, Mr. Boss was a
son of the late Richard M. and Marie C. (Lockhart) Boss. Jerry was a coal
miner for several years in Springhill until settling in Attleboro in 1962.
He was employed as a fork lift driver at Texas Instruments in Attleboro
until retiring in 1998. Jerry was an elite athlete and excelled in all
sports he played including bowling, softball and hockey. Jerry began his
hockey career in his home town of Springhill in the minor hockey program.
His goal scoring ability and his intense desire to win made him one of the
top players in every league from the minor hockey to the Amherst Ramblers
making it to the Allan Cup Seniors Championship Finals on two occasions.
Jerry also enjoyed his other hobbies of gardening, visiting his summer
cottage in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia and supporting his beloved Boston Red Sox
and New England Patriots. In addition to his beloved wife, Alice, Jerry is
survived by two sons: Gerald E. Boss and David B. Boss, both of Attleboro;
two grandsons: Jason Boss and Leo McKenzie, both of Attleboro, a brother:
Allan Boss and his wife, Loretta of Attleboro; a sister: Diane Hayden and
her husband, Ralph of Moncton, New Brunswick; and nieces and nephews. He was
the father-in-law of the late Margaret (Packer) Boss. Family and friends are
kindly invited to attend memorial visitation on Wednesday, July 26, 2006
from 6 PM -- 8 PM in the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck Street,
Attleboro. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his memory may be
made to: The American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701
or at: www.cancer.org. On-line guest book for condolences and additional
information may be found at: www.duffy-poule.com. Family and friends are
invited to attend a memorial service on Monday, August 14, 2006 in the A. J.
Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane Street, Springhill, Nova Scotia.
{Boston Globe Friday, 11-August-2006]
[collected by EMKeys 2006-08-11]
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Alice June's infant siblings were Bertha Madeline (1927-1929), James Melvin
(1931-1931), Leonard (1932-1932) and unnamed female (1946-1946).

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