Rita M. Bouchard
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Rita Dube Bouchard on September 15, 2021. Our Mom was born on February 10, 1933 in Van Buren, Maine, the daughter of Annette Dube. She was raised by her grandparents, Cerile and Ozithe Dube. She was married to the love of her life, “her Romeo” for seventy one years. She leaves behind her four children, Lillian Picard from Chester, NH, Phil and his wife, Linda from St. Agatha, Maine, John and his wife, Robin from Robbinston, Maine , and Linda and her husband, Russell from Old Orchard Beach, Maine. She also leaves behind her sister, Gloria from Caribou, Maine. She was predeceased by her husband, Romeo, her son, David, her son in law Guy Picard, her sister Patsy, her brothers, Clarence, Jim, Robert, and Ray.
She adored her grandkids, Troy, Amy, Bruce, Helen, Elise, Paul, Craig and Chad. Also her great grandkids, Cynthia, Jonathan, Lucy, Emma, Jason, Ethan, Kristin, Jacob and Robin, Sebastien, Loren, Sawyer, Tate, Violet, Aspen, Austin, Jocelyn and McKenzie.
Our Mom was married at a very young age and learned to be a great wife and mother through the help of her mother in law, Madame Helen. Her aunt Jeannette was also instrumental in her upbringing and motherhood.
Mom had a passion and love for flowers, a passion that she passed on to her children. If you told her that she had beautiful flowers, you had a friend for life. She was mostly a stay at home Mom, but did work several years at what was known as the Mill Outlet in Madawaska. She was also a past president and member of the Ladies of Saint Anne which she was so proud of. Both Mom and Dad were remembered for their elaborate Christmas decorations at their home which became known as “The Gingerbread House.”
The family would like to thank our little angels at Ridgewood Estates for their devoted care and compassion during Mom’s stay. A special thank you to Mrs. Rolande Ouellette, Mom’s roommate at Ridgewood. A mass will be held at St. Luce Catholic Church on Saturday, October 2 at 10:00AM. Contributions may be made to Ridgewood Estates for the activity fund at 480 Ridgeview Ave., Madawaska, Maine 04756.
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