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Philias J. Bardon
January 29, 1945 ~ October 7, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Philias J. Bardon, 78, died peacefully, at home, Saturday, October 7, surrounded by his family. Phil is survived by his wife of 50 years, Janice (Barrentine) Bardon, a son, David Bardon, of Douglas, his daughter, Kerry Bardon Shumate, of Whitinsville, a sister, Louise Deane and her husband, Byron, of Whitinsville, three granddaughters, Isabella, Brooke, and Savannah, and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Phil was born in Whitinsville January 29, 1945, the son of Bennie and Alberta (Deschene) Bardon, and was a lifelong resident. He graduated from Northbridge High School in 1963, and from Norwich University in 1967, after which he served four years in the United States Army, resigning as Captain.
Phil's career in the insurance industry spanned 40 years, initially at State Mutual Insurance Company, and 35 years at Unum retiring in 2010 as Director of Disability Income Customer Service.
An outstanding athlete, Phil was a three sport letterman at Northbridge High where he was elected to the school's Athletic Hall of Fame, and continued his athletic career playing football at Norwich.
He was a member of Saint Patrick's Church in Whitinsville, and a brother of the Knights of Columbus Mumford Council #365. He was a former president of the Athletic Booster Club at Northbridge, and was familiar sight, working the concession stand at high school games.He closely followed Boston sports teams, coached his childrens' youth sports, and doted on his granddaughters. Phil was a putterer who enjoyed cutting the grass, visiting friends, and, said he liked to go fishing, though he seldom did.
Phil's Funeral Mass will be held at 11am, Saturday, October 14, in Saint Patrick's Church, Cross Street, Whitinsville. Calling Hours will be 4-6pm, Friday, October 13, in the Carr Funeral Home, 24 Hill Street Whitinsville. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, Ma, 02284.