Born: Sat., Jun. 22, 1929
Died: Mon., Jun. 28, 2021

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3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 09, 2021
Location: La Rosa Funeral Home

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Music by The Piano Brothers

Grover Lee Borden Sr., 92, from Springfield, MA, returned safely into God’s arms with Laurie Borden and Viola Borden keeping vigil by his side at Baystate Medical Center on Monday June 28, 2021.  He was born in Americus, GA on June 22nd, 1929, to the late Hershel Borden of Americus, GA and the late Josephine Clarke of Holyoke, MA.  He is also predeceased by his wife Shirley Borden of approximately 72 years and eldest son Grover L. Borden, Jr.  Grover L. Borden was lovingly referred to as “Dad” by his sons Larry P. Borden, Robert Atkins and Paul Bradley; and daughters Laurie R. Borden, Dorma J. Borden, and Viola L. Borden (granddaughter whom he raised from childhood).  He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  He is a former platform worker and longtime member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Holyoke, MA; and, at the time of his passing he was a retired Supervising Janitorial Worker for Solomon Janitorial Services in Springfield, MA.  Grover also leaves behind life-long friend, Martin, man’s best friend Cairo (Carlie), and an array of close friends and extended family.

The family of Grover Lee Borden Sr., acknowledge with great appreciation, all expressions of compassion that have been shown to them at this difficult time. Your love, support, prayers, words, deeds, and presence have not gone unnoticed and continue to serve as a great source of comfort. They wish to convey their sincerest thanks.


 Grover Lee Borden Sr.


“Assuredly I Say To You”

Assuredly I say to you, don’t cry for me

Comfortably I fade from the world’s existence

Confident in the fact that death to the world

 Gives me life with Him

Don’t mourn the days when I was sad

Rejoice in the ideal of my new-found happiness

Observing my detail to laying old things to rest

Profound in God’s glory

Gladly I give up this worldly existence

To duly inherit something of far more worth

Walking in the very existence that is God

Assuredly I say this to you


Written by Viola L. Borden


Written by Viola L. Borden




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