Somerville Remembering Henry Rudolph Boyd OCTOBER 19, 1928 ~ MARCH 14, 2019 (AGE 90)

Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Henry Rudolph Boyd who passed away this past week.

Henry Rudolph Boyd had many friends here in Somerville where he will be sadly missed.


Henry Rudolph Boyd of Goldsboro,NC formerly of the North End of Boston and East Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 14th at the age of 90.

Mr. Boyd was born in North Carolina on October 19,1928 to Jarvis and Virginia (Bass) Boyd.

Beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Gallo) Boyd.

Devoted father of Marie Ekasala, Phillip Orlandella, Theresa Caruso, Carol Piazza, Henry Boyd, Deborah Dewing, Joseph Boyd, Jacqueline Boyd, Joann Lundin, Robert Boyd, Richard Boyd, Anthony Boyd, Cheryl Murray, Rella Jernigan and Jeanette Jackson.

Loving Companion of Ruby Woodson.

Dear brother of Elizabeth Carver and the late George Suppis.

Also survived by many adored grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends will honor Henry’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Thursday, March 21, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and again on Friday morning at 8:30AM before leaving in funeral procession to Sacred Heart Church, Brooks St., East Boston for a 10:00 AM funeral mass in celebration of Henry’s life. Services will conclude with Henry being laid to rest with full military honors at Holy Cross Cemetery. 

Henry was a retired mechanic and U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Boston Wounded Vet. Run, ITAM Post #6, 60 Paris St., East Boston In honor of Cpl. Vincent Mannion Brodeur.


Boston Wounded Vet. Run c/o ITAM Post #6
60 Paris St., East Boston MA 02128

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