Avery's Story

ORRINGTON - Avery A. Boudreau, 81, husband of Reina A. Boudreau, died June 2, 2016, in Bangor, surrounded by his family. He was born April 21, 1935, in Bangor, the son of Francis J. and Hazel G. (Bryant) Boudreau.

Avery served 4 years with the Marine Corps and served 16 years with the Air Force working as a dog handler and a marksmanship instructor retiring in 1973. He also played baseball during his Air Force service. Avery had many lifelong enjoyments that include hunting, playing and watching sports, recreational scuba diving and riding his motorcycle. He travelled extensively throughout his military career and during his retirement he traveled throughout the southern portion of the country from Florida to Arizona. He dearly loved his family especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Reina Boudreau of Orrington; one daughter, Vicki Turner and her husband, Philip Philbrick of Hampton Falls, NH; four stepchildren, Bob Mitchell and his wife, Helen Temple of Marion, MA, Randy Mitchell and his wife, Lori of Augusta, Roxanne Germain her husband, David of Alford, MA and Roger Mitchell and his wife, Karen of Warren; eleven grandchildren including Bradley Avery Turner, Gregory Turner and Marcy Lizotte; 13 step grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one brother, Francis J. Boudreau and his wife, Virginia of Clinton; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and three siblings, Frederick, Aubrey ad Bryant.

A service honoring and celebrating Avery's life will be held 11 AM Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at East Orrington Congregational Church, Johnson Mill Road, Orrington, with Rev. Carl Schreiber, pastor, presiding. A gathering time will be held immediately afterward in the church reception hall. Burial with military honors will be held 12 PM Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to East Orrington Congregational Church.

Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer. Messages and memories may be shared with his family at kileyandfoley.com.
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