Leslie E. "Les" Boardman

  • Born: March 8, 1945
  • Died: February 16, 2020
  • Location: Maynard, Massachusetts

Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home

42 Concord Street
Maynard, MA 01754

Tel. (978) 897-7343

Tribute & Message From The Family


Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather

Leslie E. "Les" Boardman died peacefully on February 16, 2020, at the Fitchburg Health Care Center in Fitchburg after a lengthy battle with Lewy Body Dementia, he was 74 years old. He is survived by his wife Joyce A. (Marriner) Boardman; his Son James R. Boardman and his long-time partner Lisa Hjelm of Ashby, MA; his daughter Jennifer A. Condon and her Husband Brian Condon of Maynard, MA; his Daughter Barbara (Boardman) Cardarelli of Sterling, his Step-son Nicholas Kavalchuck of N.H. along with many friends. He was a loving Grandfather "Papa" to Michael J. Boardman, Cody Condon and Dorothea Condon all of Maynard, Connor and Luke Stelmach of Sterling. Les was predeceased by his parents Ralph A. and Irma (Osmo) Boardman.

Les was born in Maynard, MA on March 8, 1945. He was a lifelong Maynard resident and graduate of Maynard High School, class of 1963. Les was a successful business owner in Maynard, operating Bomaco Automotive Warehouse for many years in town, which he then passed on to his son James.

Les loved all animals, he was the Animal Control Officer supporting local towns for forty years. He was a graduate and member Animal Control Officer Association of Massachusetts. He mentored and passed his great love of animals onto his daughter, Jennifer A. Condon who is currently supporting his legacy.

Les was a car enthusiast since he was very young, he loved building and working on classic and antique cars. Les loved racing, supporting his son James with this sport; he also worked on the NASCAR team Andy Santerre Motorsports (Consecutive five-time champion) NASCAR Busch team for several years. Les could talk for hours about his experience with car building and restoration, along with racing. He was a Charter member of the Maynard Area Auto Club for thirty-one years. Les was a Mason belonging to Corinthian Lodge of Concord, MA.

Les's family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Fitchburg Health Care, and the Doctor's and staff of the Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Program, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at McLean's Hospital.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Les on Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, 42 Concord Street, Maynard. He will later be buried at a private service in Glenwood Cemetery in Maynard.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to McLean Hospital Alzheimer's Research in Belmont, or Buddy Dog Humane Society in Sudbury.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

My first friend in Maynard. A knock on the door " My name is Les if you like to fish hunt and trap you'll love it here" he turned away and got on his bike . He was 10 ,I was 11. We would spend countless days and nights together doing those things and helping each other get through adolescence and later through marriages and kids . A man of his word ,a man you could trust with a great laugh.For the last 36 hours since I learned of his passing I just keep remembering the wonderful things we experienced with each other many for the first time. Those memories are flooding my mind now,one after the other.I have not seen him for almost 30 years but I will remember him until I die.

Posted by Stephen Vinciguerra - Washington, NH - Friend   March 21, 2020

Tuesday 2/18 a friend phone me the news of Les' passing that she received via e-mail from a cousin in
Finland. My thoughts and prayers have been with Leslie and all the family for some years. Not having a computer I came to the library to read this nice obituary. A good photo of Les....his sister, Ruth Anne

Posted by Ruth Anne Paul - Eugene, OR - Sister   February 22, 2020

So very sorry to hear of Les passing. A great man and friend. My heart goes out to the family.I still tell the story of a woman complaining about my dog barking at her and her dog walking past my house. Les came down met my dog and told her to walk some where else.

Posted by bob harding - Shapleigh, ME - Friend   February 21, 2020

Farewell old friend May we meet again on the race track in the sky

Posted by Bob Barber - Bedford, NH - Friend   February 19, 2020

I remember so many time Les would come and gather my old dog Oscar..the kids would say ...oh dear, the man came and took Oscar away...rest in peace Les, for all those times you "took" Oscar away, you always treated him well. xoxoxo

Posted by C Wallace - Maynard, MA - Acquaintance   February 18, 2020


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