David A. Boardman CHELSEA — David A. Boardman, 58, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 8, 2019 at his home in Chelsea, Vermont. David was born December 2, 1960, in Barre, Vermont, the son of Alfred K. Boardman and Phyllis A. (Mattoon) Boardman. He grew up on Main Street in Chelsea where he attended school. After leaving Chelsea High School, Dave joined the Vermont National Guard where he served for many years. David was a professional welder, and he had great mechanical aptitude. He always welcomed a mechanical challenge. Among his places of employment were Gitchell’s Welding, HEB Mfg. Co., Inc., White River Structural Steel, and Rock of Ages. Dave had a passion for cars and was in the final stages of customizing his 1996 Ford Mustang. History and genealogy interested David; he possessed a vast knowledge in many areas. He always enjoyed helping others, and he got great pleasure spending time with his neighbors next door at Riverbend Residential. He was a great listener and would help with his caring advice. David was also very patriotic. NASCAR races, science fiction, rock and roll music, old movies, peanut butter fudge, high horsepower, and the late Alice Doyle’s donuts were some of David’s enjoyments. We will always remember David’s easy going personality and great sense of humor. Dave was a member of George Washington Lodge #51 F. & A.M. in Chelsea. David was predeceased by his dad in 1985, his mom in 1995, his nephew Jesse L.N. Boardman in 2014, and his nephew Jessie L. Boardman in 2016. Mourning Dave are his five brothers and their wives: Douglas and Joan Boardman, Dennis and Elizabeth Boardman, and John and Cindy Boardman, all of Chelsea; Daniel and Barbara Boardman of Barnett, MO, Donald and Wendy Boardman of Greenville, TN; his sister and her husband, Audrey and Harry Flint of North Port, FL; cousins, many nieces, nephews and friends. Also surviving David are his aunt Anna Mattoon of Kodak, TN and his uncle Clifton Mattoon of Minnetonka, MN. Loving you and missing you so much. Rest in peace David. There will be no public calling hours. A graveside memorial service will be held later this summer at the Riverside Cemetery in Chelsea. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to, First Branch Ambulance, P.O. Box 74, Chelsea, VT 05038. A private message of sympathy for the family can be shared at www.boardwayandcilley.com. The Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea is in charge of arrangements.