Charles W. Boisvert, USN-Retired, 88, Parrish, passed away Feb. 3, 2014. He was born Feb. 10, 1925 in Niagara Falls, NY. He served with the U.S. Navy as a torpedo man during WWII retiring with over 19 years of service. He moved to Manatee County in 1973 and worked for Coastal Oil at the Port of Manatee for over 10 years as a safety engineer. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 9226 in Ellenton, American Legion Post 24 of Bradenton, Elks Lodge of Palmetto, Moose Lodge of Bradenton, and the U.S. Submarine Veterans Association. He was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor, and is survived by his two sons; Don of Taunton, MA, Robert of Lakewood, WA, daughter, Cindy Groover of Myakka City, two brothers; Russell Greenwood of Danville, KY, Lester Greenwood of Alexandra, NH, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, special companion, Liz Ruel of Parrish, and many extended family members and friends. Committal services will be held later this Spring at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA with full final honors by the U.S. Navy. The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to your favorite veteran's organization in his memory. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Bradenton Herald on Feb. 5, 2014