Name     Alfred J. Hardy, Sr.
      January 31, 1926 - April 3, 2018
Service Information     Saturday 10:00 AM
St. Joseph Church
Union Square
Somerville, MA 02141
Interment Information     Holy Cross Cemetery
175 Broadway
Malden, MA 02148
Visitation     Friday, April 6, 2018
3:00-7:00 PM
Memorial Donations     Little Sisters of the Poor
Jeanne Jugan Residence
186 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143


HARDY, Alfred J., Sr., 92 of Somerville April 3 surrounded by his family whom he dearly loved. Beloved husband of the late Claire Ann (Killeen). Son of the late Mary (McDermott) and Walter Hardy. Devoted father of Alfred, Jr., Stephen, Thomas, Diane Rayner, Patricia Benoit, Claire Whalen, Colleen Corey, the late Barbara Nicholas, Donna, James, Timothy and John Hardy. Loving grandfather of 30, great-grandfather of 27 and great-great grandfather of many. Brother of Francis Hardy, George Hardy, the late Mary O’Brien, Irene Miscavage, Walter, Edward, Robert, William, James and John Hardy. Born in Boston he grew up in Somerville, where he attended school and played all sports, at which he was a natural. He left high school at age 18 to join the Army during WWII, serving with the 284th Combat Engineers. He was severely wounded on March 17, 1945 by a U-2 rocket while defending the Lundendorf Bridge (The Bridge at Remagen) and was awarded the Purple Heart. Mr. Hardy was a former employee of the B & M Railroad and also a 32 year employee of the City of Somerville. He was a member of James A. Logan Post , VFW Post 388 and the Somerville City Club. He was awarded his Somerville High School diploma later in life in honor of his service to his country. Funeral from the Donovan-Aufiero Funeral Home, 140 Otis St., CAMBRIDGE Saturday at 9 AM followed by a Rite of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Church, Union Sq., Somerville at 10 AM. Visiting Friday 3-7 PM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations in his name to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Jeanne Jugan Residence, 186 Highland Ave., Somerville 02143.