MILLINOCKET AND GETTYSBURG, PA - James B. Bouchard, 70, died April 11, 2014 at the Gettysburg Golden Living Center. He passed peacefully on to eternal life with his best friend and loving wife, Marian, at his side. Born Oct. 12, 1943 in Bangor, Jim was the son of the late Henry and Ida (Soucy) Bouchard.
He grew up in Millinocket, graduated in 1963 from St. Martin of Tours High School, and attended Northern Community College in Presque Isle. He was a 6-year member of the Maine National Guard. Jim worked for the Great Northern Paper Company for 35 years, retiring in November 1998. An avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and most of all the solitude of his beloved camp on Millinocket Lake. He was a member of the Maine Fin and Feather Club, Northern Timber Cruisers Snowmobile Club, and the Mummasburg Sportsmen's Club. Also a history buff, Jim thoroughly enjoyed his part-time residence in Gettysburg for the past seven years.
In addition to his wife of 23 years, he is survived by a daughter, Paula Gendreau, her husband, Mark, and grandchildren, Kara and Kurt, all of Madawaska; sisters, Lois Pelletier and husband, Joseph of Millinocket and Elaine Malloch and husband, Dennis of Buxton. Jim will also be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews, cousins, and special friends. In addition to his parents, brothers, Henry Jr. and Paul, and a number of aunts and uncles predeceased him.
Jim was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 25 West High Street in Gettysburg. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated there 11 a.m. April 23. Family and friends will be received at the church from 10-11. Committal services will be held later at the family's convenience in Millinocket. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Jim Bouchard may be made to The Canner Educational Fund, c/o Mike Lawrence, Upper Adams School District, Administrative Offices, 161 N. Main St., Biglerville, PA 17303 or to a preferred charity. Online obituary and condolences available at monahanfuneralhome.com.