Richard J. Bouchard, 79

GORHAM — Richard J Bouchard, 79, of Gorham passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Maine Medical Center.

Richard was born in Caribou, the son of Maxime and Cecile (Fournier) Bouchard, and was raised in Eagle Lake.

Richard spent his career as a machinist in the military, serving in the Army, Air Force and Coast Guard.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and loved to collect coins. He was very creative and had a passion for inventing. His greatest joy was being around his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Theresa J. McCartney Bouchard; a son, Rick Bouchard of Scarborough; a daughter, Theresa M. Bouchard of Windham; three grandsons including Brad Bouchard of East Baldwin; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Joseph Dube; a sister, Nancy Gagnon; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were on Friday, July 17 at Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church Street, Westbrook. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday at St. Anthony’s Parish, 268 Brown Street, Westbrook.

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