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HARDY, Alfred J. Sr. 92, of Somerville, April 3 surrounded by his family whom he dearly loved. Beloved husband of the late Claire Ann (Killeen). Son of the late Mary (McDermott) and Walter Hardy. Devoted father of Alfred Jr., Stephen, Thomas, Diane Rayner, Claire Whalen, Patricia Benoit, Colleen Corey, the late Barbara Nicholas, Donna, James, Timothy and John Hardy. Loving grandfather of 30, great-grandfather of 27 and great-great grandfather of many. Brother of Francis and George Hardy, the late Mary O'Brien, Irene Miscavage, Walter, Edward, Robert, William, James and John Hardy. Born in Boston he grew up in Somerville, where he attended school and played all sports, at which he was a natural. He left high school at age 18 to join the Army during WWII, serving with the 284th Combat Engineers. He was severely wounded on March 17, 1945 by a V-2 rocket while defending the Ludendorff Bridge (The Bridge at Remagen) and was awarded the Purple Heart. Mr. Hardy was a former employee of the B & M Railroad and also a 32 year employee of the City of Somerville. He was a member of James A. Logan Post, VFW Post 388 and the Somerville City Club. He was awarded his Somerville High School diploma in 2000 in honor of his service to his country. Funeral from the Donovan-Aufiero Funeral Home, 140 Otis St., CAMBRIDGE, Saturday at 9 AM followed by a Rite of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Church, Union Sq., Somerville, at 10 AM. Visiting Friday 3-7 PM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Jeanne Jugan Residence, 186 Highland Ave., Somerville 02143. For guest book visit donovanaufierofuneralhome.

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Donovan-Aufiero Funeral Home
140 Otis Street, Cambridge, MA
Donovan-Aufiero Funeral Home
140 Otis Street, Cambridge, MA
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Joseph Church
Union Sq., Somerville, MA
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You will be missed Uncle Al you were always good to me I love you ❤Rest In Peace uncle Al
Ellen (Hardy) Glovasky
May 23, 2021
To all the Hardy Family,
Rich and I are so sorry for your loss of your dad, may your memories give you peace❤❤
Love , Rich& Lillian Hardy
Lillian Hardy
April 11, 2018
R.I.P Papa Love the Benoit
Rest in Peace Dad Love&Miss ya Love Patricia....
Patricia Benoit
April 6, 2018
Tommy, so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May he Rest In Peace.
Irene Shea
April 6, 2018
sorry for youre lost he will be playing ball with george hughes now
charles McKenzie sr
April 6, 2018
Dear Pat & Family, I just wanted you to know that I'm truly sorry to hear about the loss of your dad and I wanted you to know that your in my thoughts and prayers and I'm thinking of you and your family.

Paula Rossetti(Cignetti)
April 6, 2018
So sorry to hear .have many good stories about al he will be sadly old friend
Neal Sullivan
April 6, 2018
Diane Steve & all your family: My heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.May all your wonderful memories help to ease your pain in the days ahead.
Suzanne Langley- Sieg
April 5, 2018
Pup I am very happy I got the chance to see you and your never ending smile when I walked into your room with Uncle Tommy just a short time ago. Since I joined the Military on Sept 9th 1996 you have been my " BATTLE RATTLE BUDDY" and always will be! Until we meet again Pup keep an eye on all of us as U always have, Love ya buddy!!
Grandson: Glenn Benoit, Son of Patricia Hardy
Glenn Benoit
April 5, 2018
So sorry to hear about your loss.
Carole Melanson
April 5, 2018
Bernie King
April 5, 2018
Matthew Livingston
April 5, 2018
Dad you will be sorely missed! I Love you!
April 4, 2018
Dear Hardy Family,
So sorry to hear about your dad. He was a good guy and will be sadly missed. He is now with the ones that have gone before him. Until we meet again Al...
April 4, 2018
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