EAST MILLINOCKET AND LARGO, FL – Helen Sceggell Bouchard, 82, of Largo, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on May 4, 2014, at a Largo hospital.
Helen was born in Rochester, New Hampshire, to Ruth (Leeman) and Forrest Sceggell on September 11, 1931. She was salutatorian of the Class of 1949 of Nute High School in Milton, New Hampshire. She attended Ricker College in Houlton, Maine where she met her future husband, Robert (Bob) Bouchard. She and Bob were married on January 13, 1951. Helen and Bob settled in East Millinocket, Maine, where they raised five children while enjoying summers at their beloved Camp Kwitchabichen on Ambajejus Lake. Helen eventually went back to college at the University of Maine where she completed her bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She was a teacher at Medway Elementary School in Medway, Maine, for over twenty years. She loved her years teaching in Medway and where she was known by her students for having eyes in the back of her head. She loved students and staff alike and retired reluctantly due to health issues. She and Bob retired to Florida shortly thereafter and made many new friends from around the country. A displaced Red Sox fan, she became an ardent fan of the Tampa Bay Rays, whom she often referred to as “my boys”. Helen particularly enjoyed the many visits of her northern family to her Florida home.
Helen was preceded in death by husband Robert and brother Benjamin Sceggell.
Helen is survived by son Robert, Jr. and wife Joan of Bonita Springs, Florida; son Paul and wife Judy of Scarborough, Maine; daughter Sherry Targonski of Monticello, Maine; son Shawn and wife Cindy of East Millinocket, Maine, son Thomas of Largo, Florida; nine grandchildren Matthew Bouchard, Laura Bouchard, Joshua Bouchard, Jenna Bouchard, Alisha Targonski, Bethany Targonski, Monica Cooper, Shawna Bouchard, and Kyle Bouchard; great grandchildren Aiden Cooper, Claire Bouchard, and Eitan Charka. She is also survived by two brothers, Forrest Sceggell of Rochester, New Hampshire, and George Sceggell of Frankfort, Indiana.
The Family will be having a private service. The Family asks that any Memorials be given to a favorite charity.