Edward P. Boksanski

  • Born: January 30, 1944
  • Died: August 11, 2019
  • Location: Haverhill, Massachusetts

Driscoll Funeral Home

309 So. Main Street
Bradford, MA 01835

Tel. (978) 374-0000

Tribute & Message From The Family

BRADFORD - Edward P. Boksanski, 75, passed away August 11, 2019 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, with his loving family by his side.

Born in Haverhill, Ed was the eldest son of the late John and Helen Boksanski with older sister Irene (Rivard), and deceased younger brother Paul and little sister Marian. Ed was born, grew up and raised his own family in Haverhill. He was an avid fisherman and card player and was a longtime parishioner of Sacred Hearts, former Commodore of the Crescent Yacht Club and member of the Ridge Runners Club.

Ed worked for years in the shoe factories of Lawrence while also working a second or even third job. Ed was also employed by Wang Laboratories, Functional Coatings and as a friendly dry cleaning delivery man for EZ-Way Cleaners.

Ed was an outstanding role model for his children, nephews, nieces, grandchildren and family, and was beloved by all he met. Known for his dry sense of humor, keen intellect and easy-going demeanor, Ed was a special person who was always there for whoever needed him.

Ed is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Judith P. Boksanski (Hodges); sister Irene (Rivard); daughter Tricia and her child Taylor Prendeville of Bradford; son Michael, his wife Bethany and their children Jeb and Ben of York, ME; son Stephen, his wife Elizabeth and their children Ted and George of Winchester, MA; and son Peter, his wife Buffy and their children Malia, Murphy and McCully of Ewa Beach, HI.

Visiting hours will be Friday, August 16, in the Driscoll Funeral Home 309 So. Main Street, Haverhill from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Services will begin Saturday morning in the funeral home at 9:00 AM. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Hearts Church, 165 So. Main Street, Haverhill at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Haverhill. Contributions may be made in Ed's memory to the American Cancer Society at donate3.cancer.org
For guestbook, visit www.driscollcares.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

We send our love and aloha across the miles from our little home in Mililani. We remember so fondly Christmas with your family just two years ago, and we are so grateful to have had that time with the entire family. We will hold you all in our hearts. May Ed rest in sweet aloha. ~ Heather, Mike, Quincy, & Ainsley

Posted by Heather Jablonski - Mililani, HI - Friend   August 29, 2019

Dear Judith and Family, I could not attend Ed's services but I hope you will accept my condolences through this guest book. I grew up along with Paul. Ed was always our "senior." But he always treated us kindly. In later years, and after Paul passed, we often spoke of the old neighborhood, and always about fishing. Ed 's positive outlook lifted every occasion. He will be missed.

Posted by Jim Rurak - Haverhill   August 19, 2019

Peter, I was so sorry to hear of your father's passing. It is so very difficult to lose a parent. I just remember him always saying, "It was a good time had by all". Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Mary DiBurro - Boxford, MA - Friend   August 16, 2019

Pete, want you to know that you and your family are in our prayers. It's never easy to say goodbye to a beloved parent. Take care of yourself and safe travels. Aloha,Jim Yates

Posted by Jim Yates - Honolulu, HI - Coworker   August 16, 2019

Words will not wipe away our tears and hugs will not ease our pain, but we WILL hold onto our memories because forever they will remain. We have had a lot of laughs together. We raise the "High Life" ....to Ed.

Posted by Luanne Ralph - Haverhill, MA - Friend   August 15, 2019

Pete, so sorry for you and your family. Best wishes and keeping all of you in our prayers. Aloha my friend.

Posted by Richard Creamer - Kapolei, HI - Coworker   August 14, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of such a wonderful, man, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He and Judy always make it a joy to be with. I will miss him. So will so many.

Posted by Michael O'Brien - Haverhill, MA - Friend   August 14, 2019

Dear Judy and family. I was so sad to hear Ed had passed. So many fun memories over the years. May he rest in peace. Susan Bryant

Posted by Susan Bryant - Sandown, NH - Friend   August 14, 2019

R.I.P. Edward. My deepest condolences to the whole family. Michael Cherubin/Mike's Garage.

Posted by Michael Cherubin - Haverhill, MA - Friend   August 14, 2019


So sorry for your lost. We will keep the family in our prayers . Love to you all ❤❤ Sandy Langlois Minott and family

Posted by sandy Minott - Lakeland, FL - Family Friend   August 13, 2019

Holding you up in prayer, Trisha and family. Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Gemma Curran - Bradford, MA - Acquaintance   August 13, 2019

Rest easy Uncle Eddie. God gained a good one with you. You will be missed by many. Thanks for the laughs and especially being a great sport when I would tell you a Polish joke

Posted by Jessica Nicolosi - Salem, NH, NH - Family   August 13, 2019

Judy and family-
Ed was one of those genuinely good men in this world. A kind, friendly guy. An excellent card player ( lost frequently to him). Possessed a dry, wry wit. He will be missed by many people. The world is a lesser place with his passing. So sad. So sorry.

Posted by Richard Raiche - Bradford, MA - Friend   August 13, 2019

My cousin was such a good man

Posted by Anthony Giordano    August 12, 2019

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