CLINTON – Alma A. Bouchard, 87, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012, at Oak Grove Living & Rehabilitation Center, Waterville. Alma was born March 12, 1925, in Wallagrass, the daughter of Paul and Carrie (Caron) Duprey.
She married William J. Bouchard in 1942. They were parents of seven wonderful children and proudly raised them together until his death in 1964. Through Alma’s adult years she has worked at Loring Air Force Base as a seamstress, Skiland Woolen Mill, the Canning Co. and C. F. Hathaway. She was a caregiver to many of her neighbors, friends and relatives. She had an open door to family and friends to sit down to her table for a home cooked meal topped off with oven fresh desserts. She enjoyed gardening, especially her flower gardens, cooking and catering to large groups, knitting, collecting and displaying antiques, and being Gram’s day care to her many grandchildren.
Alma was predeceased by husband, Bill; an infant daughter, Linda; her brothers, Leonard and Warren Duprey; and her sisters, Mildred Ouellette and Betsy Duprey. She is survived by her sister, Vivian Ketch of Passadumkeag; her daughters, Carrie Daigle and husband, Llewellyn, of Dresden, Amanda Raymond and her husband, Arthur, of Zephyrhills, Fla., Belinda Stoughton and her husband, John, of Clinton; her sons, Irving Bouchard and wife, Debbie, of Kernersville, N.C., Alton Bouchard and wife, Anya, of Stillwater and Dale Bouchard of Clinton; 12 grandchildren, Tena, Kevin, Artie, Mark, Melissa, Katrina, Shonne, Thomas Jr. “TJ,” Lisa, Ethan, Lynn and Sarah; 16 great-grandchildren, Josh, Paige, Kaley, Mark, Matthew, Ashley, Luke, Miranda, Monique, Briannah, Thomas, Derek, Dylon, Cooper, Forrest and Christopher; and one great-great-grandchild, Carmen. The family thanks the staff at Thayer Hospital, Oak Grove Living Center and the Hospice Family for their care, commitment and respect in caring for Alma in her end of life journey.
There will be a celebration of Alma’s life 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at Brown Memorial Methodist Church, Clinton, with the Rev. Diana Hartley officiating. Burial will be held 1 p.m. Monday, June 25, at St. Francis Cemetery, Waterville. A reception will be afterward at the church in the Friendship Hall. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in Alma’s memory to one’s favorite charity. Arrangements are under the direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan.