Lt. Col. Joseph N. Bombara, U.S. Army (Ret), of Ayer, age 87 died on Dec. 6, 2009.
Joseph was the beloved husband for 63 years of Frances E. (Wofford) Bombara, and the devoted father of John R. Bombara of Ayer, Richard E. Bombara of Fitchburg, and the late Thomas J. Bombara. He was the brother of the late Paul F. Bombara, killed in action in France during World War II in September 1944.
He is survived by two loving grandsons, Joseph T. and Paul A. Bombara.
Lt. Col. Bombara graduated from the High School of Commerce, Boston, in 1939 and attended Newark College of Engineering, Newark, N.J.
He served for 32 years in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring in May 1975.
Visiting hours will be held at the Leominster Assembly of God, 834 Main St. (Rt. 13) Leominster on Friday, Dec. 11 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. in the church. Burial will be private. (badgerfuneral.com)