Richard's Story

OLD TOWN - Richard J. Boucher, 80, died peacefully surrounded by family November 13, 2014 at his residence. He was born April 2, 1934 in Old Town and son of Edward and Constance (Webb) Boucher.

He graduated from Old Town High School Class of 1952, enlisting in the Air Force in 1955 serving four years as an Airborne Radar operator. Following his discharge from the service, he reunited with his high school sweetheart, Gloria Burke, and they were married July 4, 1960 and raised 5 children. He was employed at the Lily Tulip Corp from 1960-1969, and then was employed at the Department of Transportation, retiring in 1997, as an engineering technician from the Technical Services Division. He served on the zoning board of appeals for the City of Old Town. He was a communicant of Holy Family Parish and member of Knights of Columbus. Dick enjoyed sports, was an avid Red Sox fan and was happy to see the Red Sox win the World Series and had his picture taken with the trophy. Dick was a 1952 State Golden Gloves champion, enjoyed bowling, softball, and especially enjoyed golf. He looked forward to his annual golfing trips to Canada and Myrtle Beach, SC and Florida and was a member at Hermon Meadows and Rocky Knoll Golf Clubs. He enjoyed family outings to the Maine coast. He was blessed with many dear friends throughout his lifetime.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Gloria; five children Bud Cadorette and his wife Rhonda of Bangor; Donna Gibbs and partner Joseph Buchanan of Greenbush; Paul Boucher and his wife Wendy of Old Town, Gail Mahan and partner Sharon Siebert of Holden; Carla Rice and partner Tim Ellis of Old Town; special son-in-law Michael Mahan of Milford; 12 grandchildren Courtney, Allison, Kendall, and Steven Gibbs, Peyton Boucher, Kayleigh, Riley, Madison Mahan, Erica Rice and special family additions Caidra Rice, Timothy Ellis III, Nicholas Siebert; 3 great grandchildren Evan Stetson, Charlotte Welch, Lyric Levesque; sisters Catherine Pelletier and husband Joseph of Bradley, Teresa Harris of Milford, Helen Hesseltine and her husband Norman of Milford; brothers Wilfred Boucher and his wife Beatrice of CT, Robert Boucher and his wife Patricia of Old Town; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by two sisters Jean Butler, Dorothy Angotti, and two brothers Donald and Norman Boucher.

The family wishes to extend warm and heartfelt thank you to hospice of Community Health and Counseling Services, especially Lindsay and Rachel, Dr. Ritter and staff, and Carla Rice for her amazing care. Two very special nieces Barbara Deshane and Lynne Woods.

Friends may call 3-7 PM Monday at the Birmingham Funeral Home 438 Main St Old Town. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10AM Tuesday at Parish of the Resurrection, Holy Family Church, Old Town. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Immediately following the services, all are invited to return to the Parish Hall for a light luncheon and continued fellowship.

Memorial contributions may be made to the COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Miami, FL, 33134. www.copdfoundation.org or to Holy Family Parish 429 Main St Old Town, ME 04468
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