Andrew T. Boardley Sr.

September 10, 1931November 22, 2021
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Andrew T. Boardley Sr., lovingly known as Sonny, died at Community Hospital in Toms River, New Jersey on Monday, November 22. He was 90 years old.

Sonny was known for his infectious smile, tireless work ethic, and deep affection for his family and friends. Loved ones recall what a loyal and comforting presence he was to those who were close to him, and especially his big, warm hugs. Sonny loved to travel and enjoy new experiences, and enjoyed Jack Daniels (especially paired with jazz music of all kinds).

Sonny is survived by his wife Anne, his sister Ruth, his daughter Gretta, his sons Andrew and David, his granddaughter Alexandra, grandsons Sean and Andrew Samir, and great-grandchildren Rome, Troy, Jaida, Samijah, and Adrianne - as well as many nieces and nephews, and the predeceased, his parents Thalia Burroughs Boardley Coles and Lawrence Henry Boardley Step Walter Coles.

A private family farewell and memorial will be held on Sunday, December 5, 2021. In lieu of flowers, please donate to NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDF).

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