Jack and Corrine


John T. “Jack” Boland, 84, of Andover, NJ, died peacefully at home on Thursday, November 3, 2011, surrounded by his large and loving family. He was the devoted husband of Corrine A. Boland for more than 63 years until her death just three weeks ago. Together they raised 12 children and shared the joy of a long and happy life, taking particular pleasure in spending time with their grandchildren and great grandchildren in recent decades. Jack was born in Clinton, MA on July 14, 1927, the youngest child of John M. and Mary Boland. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Dorothy Boland and Theresa Grover, and is survived by his sister, Barbara Baldwin. He grew up in Newark, NJ, graduating from Central High School in Newark and attending Seton Hall University in South Orange, and then served in the United State Marine Corps.. He and Corrine A. Ganny were married July 11, 1948, at St. Rose of Lima Church, Newark, and raised their family in NJ, living over the years in Newark, Denville, Mendham, Blairstown and Andover. They loved the Jersey shore and for many years they owned a second home in Ocean City. Jack had a long management career with Mars Inc., most notably many years as Director of Personnel. He started at the original M&M Candies factory in Newark and moved with the company to the then new M&M/Mars Hackettstown plant. He was part of the team that expanded to a new manufacturing facility in Cleveland, TN, in the 1980′s, and also traveled throughout Europe to Mars

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