Alfred O. Boettger, Jr. passed away Sept. 4, 2018 at home. Born June 26, 1922, Alfred grew up in the Elmwood section of West Hartford with his parents and brothers Edward and Arthur. He lived a full life of 96 years, 70 of them with his beloved wife Mary-Elizabeth, who survives him. He was father to 3 children, Craig, Deborah and Linda, a grandfather and great-grandfather. Alfred served his country in the Navy during WWII, worked at Whitlock Mfg as superintendent of manufacturing and later moved on to become an intricate part of the creation of Mclean Home in Simsbury, where he worked many years prior to his retirement. He was a good, honest man with a strong work ethic, characteristics he passed on to his children and grandchildren. After marrying Mary-Elizabeth in 1948, they raised their family in the Farmington house he built. His many interests included birding and gardening, with a passion for growing roses. A self-taught handyman who loved to dance and travel, he was storyteller and teacher to his kids and grandchildren. With his fabulous smile and meet-and-greet style, Al was always willing to lend a helping hand. His volunteering included tending the rose gardens at Elizabeth Park, activities at the Farmington Senior Center and working at the town's polling location on voting day. As an active member of the First Church of Christ in Farmington, Alfred served on many committees and in various capacities, always striving to live his faith in Jesus. Our memories of him will be cherished forever. Service and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
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