December 2, 2023

Ernest “Carl” Boren


Ernest “Carl” Boren, devoted husband of 57 years to Sandra (Rourke) Boren, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at Rhode Island Hospital. Resident of Rehoboth, MA and Naples, FL, owner of Century 21 David Smith Real Estate. Ernest was born and raised in East Providence, RI and was the son of the late Stanley A. Boren and Ruth (Pease) Boren.

He attended East Providence High School and then enlisted in the United States Army where he served in Germany for 2.5 years as a Spec. 5 specializing in Ground Control Radar repair in the MEDEVAC unit.

Once out of the service, he entered an Aircraft Instrument Repair
Apprenticeship at Quonset Point Naval Air Station. He also enjoyed a career in computers and networking at companies such as RCA, Scientific Data Systems, Honeywell, Data General, Digital Equipment Corporation, Tivoli (at Hanscom Air Force Base) all while holding the titles of Software Senior Engineer, Systems Integration Consultant, Software Specialist.

His passions were boating, fishing, computers, and music. He grew up collecting vinyl records, loved 50’s music, and began DJ’ing parties in the early 60’s, eventually starting Ghost Music Service during the “disco” era. He enjoyed spending time in Florida with his wife and family and enjoyed cooking.

Ernest leaves behind 2 sons, Edward Lee Boren of Freetown, MA and Carl Raymond Boren of Bellingham, MA; Daughter-in-law Kathleen Boren and Debbie Boren; 5 grandchildren, Jared Boren, Gwyneth Boren, Fiona Boren, Jonathan Beal, and Joseph Beal. In addition, various nieces, nephews. He is predeceased by his brother Stanley Boren and sister Sandra Poland. He was extremely proud of his grandchildren and enjoyed attending concerts, recitals, sporting events and musicals.

His funeral service was held Monday April 24,2023 at 10:00am in the REBELLO FUNERAL HOME, 901 Broadway, East Providence, RI. Burial with Military Honors will be held in Rehoboth Village Cemetery, Bay State Road, Rehoboth.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hoursweare Sunday April 23, 2023, from 1:00pm –4:00pm and on Monday morning from 9:00am – 10:00am at the funeral home.   

Donations in his memory may be made to Tunnels to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, New York.

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