Stanley T. Hardy Sr.
1924 — 2020
Merrimac, MA - Stanley Thomas Hardy, Sr., 96, of Merrimac, died peacefully at his home on November 5, 2020, after a brief illness, surrounded by his family. He was born on September 23, 1924 in Orland, ME, the son of the late Maurice and Ruby (Snowman) Hardy. He attended school in Little Deer Isle, ME. At the age of 13, he quit school and went to sea on various ships with his uncles. He worked on barges off the Maine coast and traveled on tugboats as far south as New Orleans and on to Cuba. His knowledge of the sea, much of which he learned from a great uncle in Belfast, would serve him and his country well. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on March 31, 1943, and after six weeks of...