More Details on Sudden Death of Elderly Man Outside Westwood Home

The elderly man who died suddenly outside his Westwood home on the morning of January 22nd has been identified as Lester F. Boyd. He was a long-time resident of Westwood. 

On that morning, the driver of a trash service truck, who was acquainted with Mr. Boyd, could tell something was seriously wrong. The driver flagged down another resident for assistance in calling 911. 

Mr. Boyd was found fully dressed, lying on the front steps to his home. His head was oriented downward, according to Westwood Police.

Westwood Police and Westwood Fire paramedics responded. Mr. Boyd was declared deceased at the scene by the paramedics. 

Mr. Boyd was a widower who lived alone at 215 Blue Hill Road. He was 91 years-old, approaching his 92nd birthday of February 20th. 

Cause of death was not known at the time Westwood Minute spoke with police. Police have indicated that there is no indication of foul play at this time.

A funeral was held for Mr. Boyd on Friday, February 2nd at St. Margaret Mary Church in Westwood. According to a memorial page hosted by the Holden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home website, donations may be made in Mr. Boyd's memory to any charity or to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, c/o St. Margaret Mary Church, 845 High Street, Westwood MA 02090.

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