Leonard J. Boudreau, 97
He was the devoted father of Leonard G. Boudreau and his wife Betsy of Arlington, Theresa Foster and her husband Kenneth of Northborough, and Vivian Mulligan, who died in 2011, and her husband Joe of Uxbridge. Leonard was also the loving grandfather of John and Daniel Boudreau, Elizabeth Boudreau Martinsen and her husband Karl, Kaitlyn Foster Begley and her husband Michael, Meaghan Foster Alexander and her husband Scott, Colleen Foster, and Erin, Kevin, and Paul Mulligan. He also rejoiced in being the great-grandfather to Ethan Leonard Begley and Sloane Elizabeth Alexander. He is survived by his sister, Claire Benoit of Penecook, N.H.; Rita Landy and her husband John of Billerica; and many nieces and nephews.
Leonard was the son of the late Leo and Mary Jane (Doiron) Boudreau and was predeceased by two brothers and seven sisters, three of whom where Holy Union Sisters. Born and raised in Somerville, he moved from North Cambridge to Northborough in 1995.
He was a member of the 127th Company for the CCC Pittsfield State Forest Camp. He served in the U.S. Army Antiaircraft Artillery in Central Europe and Northern Africa during WWII with the rank of sergeant. He worked in construction in and around Boston at places such as MGH, Fenway Park, and the Catherine Gibbs School for more than 30 years.
Leonard was a member of St. Rose of Lima Parish, Dilboy VFW Post in Somerville, and the Holy Name Society. He was a devoted family man, whose life entailed watching daily mass and many sporting events, including his beloved Bruins.
Calling hours will be held Friday, Feb. 7, from 5 – 8 p.m., in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. The funeral Mass of Resurrection will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m., at St. Rose of Lima Church, 244 West Main St., Northborough. A private burial will take place at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Holy Union Sisters, 444 Centre St., Milton, MA 02186.
For directions or to share a memory, please visit www.haysfuneralhome.com.
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