William J. Boston, Scranton, and formerly of Montclair, N.J., died the morning of April 21 at home. His wife is the former Carol Matteson. The couple celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on Feb. 4.
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Born in Scranton, son of the late William and Catherine McLain Boston, he attended Scranton schools. For a number of years, he served as a police officer with the Montclair Police Department and before retirement, he was owner/operator of the Boston Pub in North Scranton. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, a former member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Bricklayers Union in New Jersey.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who was dedicated to his family. His best friend was his wife, Carol.
Also surviving are a daughter, Rhonda Rella, Scranton; a son, James Boston and wife, Brandy, Cleveland, Texas; four grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Madison and Brandon Boston, and Jesse Rella; two great-grandchildren, Taylor Rella and Paige Boston; nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a son, William; and a granddaughter, Jennifer.
The family would like to thank the people at Celtic Hospice and Joseph Simonson, Rhonda's fiancé, for their kindness and compassion.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in Mary, Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family of William Boston, 1306 Capouse Ave., Scranton, PA 18509. Arrangements by Knight O'Donnell Funeral Home.
Published in Scranton Times on Apr. 28, 2014
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