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Martin Bruce Hardiman

April 16, 1947 ~ March 5, 2022 (age 74)

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Martin Bruce Hardiman, age 74, of Milford, beloved husband of Linda Brown Hardiman for 47 years, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022.  Martin was born on April 16,1947 to the late Martin and Elizabeth Doherty Hardiman.  He was a Vietnam Air Force Veteran and was proud to be a member of the VFW Post #7788 in Devon and the American Legion in Rocky Hill.  Martin was retired from the Milford Board of Education as a paraprofessional in the school system where he worked with special needs children and he was currently the crossing guard at Pumpkin Delight School.  He was a 49-year resident of the City of Milford and had spent the last 41 years either elected or appointed to a City Board.  He was on the Alderman Board for 18 years and the Zoning Board of Appeals for five years.  Martin also spent six years as an elected member on the Milford Board of Education, and ten years as an elected Constable working for the Milford Tax Office.  He was a proud Irish American and was the co-founder and past President and Vice President of the Irish Heritage Society of Milford.  He was also the chairman of the Milford Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee for 30 years.  He will be dearly missed by his many friends and family and the entire Milford Community.

Survivors include his daughter, Christine Fernandes (Ricardo) of VA, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, siblings: Peter Hardiman (Debbie) of MA, Denice Thurlow (Tom) of Myrtle Beach, SC, step-mother, Donna (Dee) Hardiman of South Carolina, step-brother, Michael Hardiman and numerous nieces and nephews.  Martin is predeceased by his two children, Kevin Todd Hardiman and Richard Hardiman, and his brothers: Kevin Barry and Stephen, Joey and Danny Hardiman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 11, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gabriel’s Church, 26 Broadway, Milford.  Interment will follow in Saint Mary Cemetery, Milford.  Friends and family may call on Thursday, March 10th, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in THE GREGORY F. DOYLE FUNERAL HOME, 291 Bridgeport Ave, Milford. 

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March 10, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home
291 Bridgeport Ave
Milford, CT 06460

Mass of Christian Burial
March 11, 2022

10:30 AM
Saint Gabriel Church (Saint Mary Cemetery, Milford)

March 11, 2022

11:30 AM
St Mary's Cemetery
425 Buckingham Avenue
Milford, Conneticut 06460


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