John J. Boland, a resident of Darien and former resident of Rowayton, died on May 30. He was born on December 6, 1924 in Jersey City to the late John J. and Mary P. Boland. He was 90.

Mr. Boland received a bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. He had a career in Rental Management and Commercial Real Estate Development. He was also in the U.S. Navy as a Signalman second class. He was a World War II veteran serving from June 1, 1943 to April, 14, 1946 on the USS Melucta in the Pacific Rim.

He is survived by his four children, John J. Boland and wife Barbara of Norwalk, Susan B. Sullivan and husband William of Darien, Robert T. Boland and wife Susan of Overland Park, Kansas and Melissa B. Turner and husband Tony of Riverside.

He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, Stuart, Clifford, Zachary, Olivia, Spencer John, Delaney, Brennan, Patrick, Kaleen, Reilly, Shannon, Caroline, Jack, and Kelly, as well as two great grandchildren Ethan and Peyton. Mr. Boland was pre-deceased by his wife Jean Boland, daughter Debra B. Eccles and son Bruce W. Boland.

Memorial calling hours will be held at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820 on Thursday June 4, from 5 to 8.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St John’s Church on Friday June 5, at 10 a.m. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Children of Fallen Patriots Fund. fallenpatriots.org