Harold John Boening, Sr. "Hap"
April 18, 1932 - August 3, 2021
Massapequa Funeral Home
Susanne Morena
Ted Wardell
Timmy and Keith Moran
Jillian (mail lady )
Eva Bujnowski
Kristen Phelan and Jessica Winton
Matthew Curran
Doreen Steinkraus
Elisabeth Sloan and Arthur W. Lichtenberger
Meghan McCarthy
Bob Lowry
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Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Sunday 8/8, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Sunday 8/8, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

At the family’s request, any mourners who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 will be asked to please wear facial coverings

Cemetery
St. Charles Cemetery
2015 Wellwood Ave
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(631) 249-8700 | Map
Monday 8/9
Mass
St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church
2 Bayview Ave.
Massapequa, New York 11758
516-798-4992 | Map
Monday 8/9, 10:15 am

Harold J. “Hap” Boening Long Island businessman Harold “Hap” Boening Sr., of Massapequa, NY, died peacefully on August 3rd, after a brief illness. He was 89 years old. Hap was born in the Rosedale neighborhood of Queens, NY, where his family operated Boening Brothers, Inc., one of Long Island’s largest beverage wholesale companies, founded by…

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Susanne Morena left a message on September 21, 2021:
Hap, you were one of the greats, even though you sold the wrong beers! Godspeed, Sir.
Mary La Flare Savin left a message on August 19, 2021:
My mother, Jeanne La Flare, and my step dad Joe La Flare, adored your mom Gerry and your dad Hap! They shared many great times together and I am sure they are all having the best party in heaven right now! We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers- Mary Savin
Mary La Flare Savin left a message on August 19, 2021:
My mother, Jeanne La Flare, and my step dad Joe La Flare, adored your mom Gerry and your dad Hap! They shared many great times together and I am sure they are all having the best party in heaven right now! We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers- Mary Savin
Joe Saputo left a message on August 17, 2021:
To The Boening Family: This is late because I am down South where news and everything else travels very slow here! Just want to tell all of you that your father was a JEWEL and an ICON in my world. I moved to NY in 1979 as a Rookie, your dad was always there to make me feel welcomed, wanted, and respected as a peer. I will always remember him as a mentor, a friend, and someone to look up too. He was a legend yet always acted as your friend and made you feel at home. I am so happy your family never gave up on the consolidation's going on. You made a statement to the system, we are not for sale. We love this business and not in it for the dollar alone. We remain in it for the pride, legacy and love of the business for over 3-4 generations and no matter what our suppliers do we are here to stay.. Debbie, dad will always have a way to show you how proud he is of you, watch for the signs. Thank you for sharing your father with me and the business. May God Bless and may he rest in peace. Joe & Renee Saputo
John Brosnan left a message on August 11, 2021:
Rest In Peace, Hap. One of the best ever! God will be as good to you as you were to so many people.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Ted Wardell left a message on August 10, 2021:
So sorry for your loss. It's a loss for us all. He was a mentor to many and a joy to more. When I saw Hap's smile and chuckle I knew all was right with the world.
Walter Magnuson, Jr. left a message on August 9, 2021:
HAP and GERI were great friends to my dad and mom, Walter Magnuson, Sr., and Marilyn, in Rosedale and later, in Massapequa. I remember HAP as a fun loving, spiritual, hard working, man with a powerful laugh. My dad passed in February. I bet he embraced HAP when he arrived in Heaven. May God bless and comfort the Boenings during this time!!!
Timmy and Keith Moran left a message on August 9, 2021:
Absolutely one of Wally’s closest friends
Daniel Rotella left a message on August 9, 2021:
Thoughts and prayers to the Boening family - Hap was a wonderful man - Thanks for the great memories. God Bless Hap.
Christopher Van Munching left a message on August 9, 2021:
On behalf of the Van Munching family, please accept our deepest condolences on Hap's passing.
Pat Pikunas left a message on August 8, 2021:
My deepest sympathies to the entire Boening family on this loss. You were all blessed to have such an incredible man lie Hap in your lives. God Bless.
Christina James left a message on August 7, 2021:
My deepest heartfelt condolences to the Boening Family who will always have a place in my heart. Hap was a kind, great & wonderful man who happened to be my boss for 13yrs. And my life was made better because of him & his awesome family. I was always treated with love, understanding & graciousness. Thank you Hap for being the amazing man you were. And for his whole family for being such fun to work with and for. Love you all. Chrissi & Starsky
Maureen Ohlhausen left a message on August 7, 2021:
Dear Boening Family, Our deepest condolences on the passing of Mr. Boening. We remember fondly his and Mrs. Boening’s warmth & generosity since the first time we met them at UVA & many happy occasions since. We’ll keep you all in prayers. Love, Maureen & Peter Ohlhausen
Karen Prost Sender left a message on August 7, 2021:
My condolences to the Boening family
Sean Rose and The Clare Rose Family left a message on August 6, 2021:
Dear Deb and the entire Boening Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family; Hap was one of a kind and someone I admired. I was glad to have the honor of knowing him throughout the years. With Love, Sean and Michelle Rose
Kelly Ryan left a message on August 6, 2021:
I’m so sorry for your loss. Hap was a great man full of song and stories. I enjoyed the brief time I knew him. He will be missed ❤️
craig purser left a message on August 6, 2021:
My deepest condolences to the entire family. Hap was an American original... personality, determination, drive, humility, humor, all with a smile. a true gentleman. I learned a lot from Hap and am grateful for the time I got to spend with him. He will be missed.
John bowlin left a message on August 6, 2021:
Our deepest condolences to Debbie and the entire family. Barbara and I will never forget the wonderful time we spent with Hap and Deb years ago on a Miller/Molson trip to Venice and Paris via the Orient Express. You’re in our thoughts and prayers…
Jillian (mail lady ) left a message on August 6, 2021:
In memory of Harold John Boening, Sr. "Hap", Jillian (mail lady ) lit a candle
Eva Bujnowski left a message on August 6, 2021:
My deepest Condolences to Boening Family. So sorry for Your loss. Mr. Boening was a great man he will be greatly missed.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Scott Froitland left a message on August 6, 2021:
My Condolences to the entire Boening Family
Joe Kowalczyk left a message on August 5, 2021:
To my old friend Hap. You were an inspiration to me throughout my career. You were a really great man. You were honest, loyal and a real friend. The world was a better place with you in it!
Kristen Phelan and Jessica Winton left a message on August 5, 2021:
Sending Prayers snd love to your family.
Matthew Curran left a message on August 5, 2021:
Going to Miss you Boss. You were always a perfect Gentleman and you were very good too me over my Beer Career. You taught me the passion for this business. Thank you for everything
Doreen Steinkraus left a message on August 5, 2021:
My deepest condolences 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Elisabeth Sloan and Arthur W. Lichtenberger left a message on August 5, 2021:
My prayers are with you and your family in this sad time of loss and separation.
Meghan McCarthy left a message on August 5, 2021:
So sorry for your loss. Love you all - Meghan McCarthy
Bob Lowry left a message on August 5, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers to the family.
Fred Dana left a message on August 5, 2021:
Cheers to “A great beer man and an even better person “ He will be dearly missed-Prayers of comfort for your loss Fred, Patrick & all your friends at Dana Distributors
Danielle Storch left a message on August 5, 2021:
Hap I still hear you singing in the office. "roll out the barrel". You will be missed
Lucinda Bonilla left a message on August 4, 2021:
Have a beer in heaven. Cheers from your first female salesperson.
Brian Cassidy left a message on August 4, 2021:
So sorry for the entire family and friends loss of such a beloved person...
Richard M Trelfa left a message on August 4, 2021:
In memory of Harold John Boening, Sr. "Hap", Richard M Trelfa lit a candle
Lisa Blanck left a message on August 4, 2021:
So sorry for your loss. He was one of a kind and will be missed.
Thomas, Lynn and Michelle Fox left a message on August 4, 2021:
Hap, Rest In Peace. Our condolences to the entire Barbeau and Boening extended families. The world became a bit dimmer with your passing.
Thomas Hartmann left a message on August 4, 2021:
Our deepest sympathy and condolences from the Hartmann family. Our fondest thoughts and respect for Mr. B will be with us forever.
Jessica Flores left a message on August 4, 2021:
In loving memory of Hap. Sending my condolences, thoughts, and prayers to the Boening Family.
Massapequa Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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