Of Malden. A lifelong resident, passed away on Saturday, September 17th, at the age of 97. Berny was born in 1925, the son of Joseph and Mary Hardy. He was raised in Malden, and graduated from Malden Vocational School with the Class of 1944. He then enlisted in the US Navy, serving honorably during WWII. Upon his his discharge, he returned to Malden, and soon married his sweetheart, Margaret A. Glynn, in the Immaculate Conception Church in Malden. The two settled down in Malden to raise their family. They shared sixty five years of marriage together until Peggy’s passing in 2012.
Bernie was the owner of Maplewood Engineering in Malden, where they manufactured parts for the electronics industry. He was an avid golfer, and was a member of the Belleview Country Club for over 30 years. He was an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Malden, having served on the Board of Directors for many years, and was a Past President. He loved summering at the family beach home on Long Beach In Rockport, and was a member of the Elks Lodge of Gloucester. In years past he was the Troop Leader for the Boys Scouts based out of St, Josephs Church, and had also served on the Board of Directors for the Malden Vocational School.
Bernie will be profoundly missed by his family and countless friends. He made friends wherever he went and could put a smile on your face or make you laugh till your belly hurt. He was a very special human being. He was steadfast in his Catholic faith, friendships and family. He enjoyed golf and was a voracious reader and world traveler. He loved people and life, always sharing something nice to say and making people feel good. Bernie was a great listener full of generosity, integrity, humility and faithfulness. Bernie had a passion for all things outdoors and could often be found working in the yard or walking or sitting on Long Beach Rockport, MA with family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Maureen J. Hardy of Quincy, Brian S. Hardy of Rockport, Kevin J. Hardy of Rockport, Bernadine Sears of Malden, and Erin M. Hardy of Gloucester, as well as 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. In addition to his wife Margaret, Berny was preceded in death by his siblings, Mary Doolin and Joseph Hardy.
Visitations were held at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden funeral home on Tuesday, September 27th. Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph’s Church, Malden. Interment followed in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Cape Ann Animal Aid, 4 Paws Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930.