BANGOR AND CARIBOU - Lawrence J. Boucher, 84, passed away peacefully July 7, 2014 at his residence in Bangor. He was born Sept. 20, 1929, in Portage Lake, the son of Dennis and Annie (Picard) Boucher.
Lawrence was a graduate of Ashland High School and then was drafted into the U.S. Army serving from 1948-1951. He worked for the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad for thirty seven years before retiring in 1989. Lawrence loved fly fishing and had many enjoyable times doing so. He also was a piano player extraordinaire and played at various venues, most notably the Prestile Terrace in Caribou.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by seven siblings, Albert, Leo, Hattie, Martha, Natalie, Emily, and Mary. He leaves behind his wife of thirty six years, Margaret (Smith) Boucher of Bangor, three sons, Mark Boucher and his fiancé, Joelene Reitmeyer of Caribou, Dave Boucher and his wife, Christa of Fairfield, Carl Boucher and his wife, Michelle of Caribou, a daughter, Jean Bonnell and her husband, John of Caribou, a granddaughter, Sheri Tripp and her husband, Nate of Biddeford, two grandsons, Michael of South Portland and Paul of Chestnut Hill, MA, as well as many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Essek "Buzzy" Smith for the care he has given to their father over the years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Parish of the Precious Blood, Holy Rosary, Caribou, with the Rev. Ray Morency celebrant. The family invited relatives and friends for a time of refreshment and remembrance at the Parish Center following the service. A service of committal will take place at 2 p.m. at the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery, Caribou, following the reception. Those who wish to remember Lawrence in a special way make gifts in his memory to The Hospice Care Of St. Joseph's, P.O. Box 1638, Bangor, ME 04402. A service of Memorial Alternatives, 205 Center St., Bangor.