Arnold (Naldo) L. Boido, 100, of Kent Street passed away Friday at the Holyoke Medical Center from the Covid19 virus. He was born in Agawam on July 31,1919 to the late Aurelio and Louise (Pagella) Boido. He spent the majority of his life in West Springfield. Arnold was a WW II U.S. Navy Veteran and served from 1939 to 1946. During the war, he served in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters. Arnold entered the service as a basic Seaman and was promoted through the ranks to achieve Warrant Officer. After the war, along with his brother Libby and Father Aurelio, Arnold Co-owned and operated Boido Construction Company of West Springfield where they built a multitude of housing and apartment projects. He was a communicant of the St. Anne’s church where he was an active member of the Holy Name Society and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He was also a member of the West Springfield chapter of the UNICO International where he spent many days participating in club functions. Arnold was an avid reader of non-fiction and loved anything to do with history. He spent many days at both the West Springfield and Agawam Libraries looking for history books to read. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 73 years, Alda L. (Tassinari) Boido, his beloved daughter Susan G. Guerrin, and his grandson Michael Guerrin. He was the best ever father to Thomas A. Boido and his wife Lynn of Southampton, cherished grandfather of Adam and Matthew, caring sister to the late Marie Prova of West Springfield and his brother, the late Libero Boido. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the caregivers at the Holyoke Soldiers Home as well as to the Holyoke Medical Center. The Funeral Services and Burial will be Private. Toomey-O’Brien Funeral Home has been entrusted with all arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations in Arnold’s name may be made to the UNICO of West Springfield, P.O. Box 1131, West Springfield, MA 01090-1131.
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