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Edward Boggio

June 2, 1932 ~ November 08, 2018

Service: November 17, 2018 1:00 PM
   Location: Dokken-Nelson Sunset Chapel

Edward Lewis Boggio passed away at the age of 86 on the evening of Thursday, November 8, 2018, in his sleep. He was surrounded by his daughters and grandson at his residence in Bozeman, Montana’s Brookdale Springmeadows Assisted Living.

Ed Boggio was born on June 2, 1932, in Red Lodge, Montana, to Giovanni (John) and Anna Boggio. His parents were both born in Northern Italy and were united in 1913 in Red Lodge, Montana, where they made their home. Ed was one of 13 children, with 5 brothers and 7 sisters. He attended primary school in Red Lodge, then graduated high school at the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind in 1950 in Great Falls, Montana.

After graduation, he moved back to Red Lodge and worked for the cannery there until he found a job in a bakery, where he discovered his passion. Ed packed up his belongings and moved to Dickinson, North Dakota, where he continued his career as a baker.

In 1965, he moved to Livingston and met the love of his life, Roberta Callais, while both of them worked in a bakery. The two of them were married June 1968. They had two daughters, Sheila and Jody. Ed continued to work for the bakery until it closed, then took a job working for the City of Livingston. In 1975, the couple divorced, and Ed chose never to remarry. He then moved to Billings, Montana, to stay close to his daughters, whom he visited every few months, and a few of his brothers and sisters. Once his girls were grown, he moved to Fargo, North Dakota, to enjoy his retirement years. However, after having severe health problems in 2008, his daughters helped move him to Bozeman where he found a home at Springmeadows.

Ed had very few hobbies, but he loved to bake. He enjoyed watching western movies and reading Louis L’Amour novels. He had great love for his daughters and grandchildren. He was proud of their accomplishments and kept their photos close to him in his wallet, so he could show them to people whenever he had a chance. Ed would travel to spend holidays with his family, often staying with them for a few weeks to stay connected to them when he lived away.

His family will continue to love him and think about the wonderful times they got to share throughout their time.

Edward Lewis Boggio is survived by his two daughters, Sheila Swanson and Jody Johnson (Steve); his grandchildren, Donald Jr., Calvin, and Aubrianna Swanson; Jalissa, Marissa, and Tristan Johnson all of Belgrade; and his sister, Pierina Phillips of Red Lodge. Ed was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Donald Swanson; his five brothers, Henry, Eugene, Aldo, Joseph, and John; his six sisters, Katherine, Angelina, Barbara, Mary, and the twins; and his parents, John and Anna Boggio.

Edward Boggio will be laid to rest in the Boggio family section at the Red Lodge Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service in Bozeman on Saturday, November 17 at 1 p.m.

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