Louis E. Hardy, 74, of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, died Sunday, June 1, 2008, in Lowell General Hospital after a long battle with leukemia.
He was married to Mary (Lynch) Hardy, with whom he celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on December 8.
He was born in Maywood, Illinois, on June 3, 1933, the son of Aaron and Laura (Doweidt) Hardy. He graduated from Cabool High School, Cabool, Missouri, with the Class of 1951 and attended Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Navy, attaining the rank of SK3.
A resident of North Chelmsford since 1961, Louis was employed as a systems analyst at Honeywell Corporation for over 19 years prior to retiring in 1985. After retiring, he and his wife owned and operated The Emeral Isle on Drum Hill Road in Chelmsford. He also taught computer science at Lowell Vocational High School and worked many years at Bain Pest Control in Lowell, Massachusetts.
He loved spending summers at the family’s cottage on Sebago Lake in Maine. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing, spending time with his family, and playing bingo with his wife.
He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford and a member of Billerica Irish-American Club.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons and their wives, David and Mary Beth (Sullivan) Hardy of Bel Air, Maryland, and Dennis and Michelle (Cusson) Hardy of Tewksbury, Massachusetts; a daughter and her husband, Eileen and Timothy Cataldo of Albany, New York; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Chuck Hardy of Springfield, Missouri, Thomas and Sue Hardy of Fairfield, California, and Edwin and Wanda Hardy of Cabool, Missouri; two sisters, Dorothy Hardy and Shirley Churchwell, both of Springfield; and five grandchildren, James and Megan Cataldo and Michaela, Christopher and Elizabeth Hardy.
Services were held Wednesday, June 4, at 10:00 a.m. in Dolan Funeral Home with a funeral mass following at 11:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church.
Memorials may be made in his memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.