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The Fortin Group

217 Turner Street, Auburn, ME

OBITUARY

Adelard "John" L. Boilard

May 15, 1934July 24, 2020
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AUBURN: Adelard "John" Boilard, 86, passed away peacefully at home on July 24, 2020 with his family by his side. He was born on May 15, 1934, a son of the late Adelard and Clara (Girardin) Boilard. He was educated in Lewiston schools. Although he worked as a hand sewer for a few years, his passion was carpentry. He apprenticed as a carpenter for several years before starting his own business known as Boilard Construction. He passed along his skills to each of his sons, who joined him in his construction business. He married Pauline Blouin, the love of his life, on May 28, 1955 at the Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul parish in a double ring ceremony with Pauline’s brother, Raymond, and his new bride, Florence. He and Pauline lived in California where their daughter, Susan, was born. They moved back to Maine living in Lewiston and Hebron and, ultimately, making their home in Sabattus. Recently they moved to Auburn, to live with their daughter Diane, and son-in-law, Steve Daigle. He and his wife enjoyed music. His wife, Pauline, was, professionally taught to play the piano, but with her guidance he taught himself. He also played the guitar. They would often play beautiful music together for hours. In his younger days he loved to dance. He and Pauline were crowdpleasers. They found themselves encompassed in a circle of onlookers cheering them on. The grand finale was when he flipped his wife over his shoulders. They would have been great contestants on Dancing with the Stars. He had a zest for life. He especially loved visiting the ocean. He enjoyed traveling and went on three cruises with his family. He and his wife spent winters in Florida when their youngest daughter lived there. He enjoyed our annual lobster feasts on Father’s Day. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. We were blessed to have him in our life. He went to every graduation, soccer and baseball games, recitals, plays, and concerts with pride. He was their greatest fan. He is survived by his wife, Pauline, his daughter, Susan Crocker, and husband, Scott, his son, Robert Boilard, and his wife, Nancy, his daughter, Diane Daigle, and her husband, Steve, and his son, Gary Boilard, and his fiancée, Suzanne Blais, his son, Dennis Boilard, and his wife, Diane, and his daughter, Tammy Boilard, and her partner, Tim Neagle; twelve grandchildren, Ryan Crocker, and his wife Joan, Jennifer Folker, and her husband Jamie, Jeremy Boilard, and his wife, Lori, Nicole Boilard, Matthew Daigle, and his wife, Skyler, Zachary Daigle, Bethany Merrill, and her husband, Matt, Taylor Boilard, and her partner, Justin Murphy, Brandon Boilard, and his wife, Heather, Tyler Boilard, Kelsey Boilard and her partner, Anthony Derosier, Brittany Larson, and her fiancé , Jonathan Baez; fourteen great grandchildren, Landon Folker, Liam Folker, Bailey Boilard, Tucker Daigle, Cade Merrill, Kendall Merrill, Sophie Evrard, Blake Murphy, Brooks Murphy, Hugo Boilard, Jayden Larson, Kaliyah Larson, Andrew Duran, and Aryanna Baez. He was predeceased by his sister, Olivette Poulin, his brother, Joseph Boilard,his granddaughter,Tiffany Larson, and great granddaughter, Adalyn Mae Murphy. The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to all the medical providers for their excellent care and compassion, especially Kaitlin Dyer, NP of Central Maine Heart Associates for her professionalism and caring nature. Condolences and fond memories may be shared with the family at www.thefortingroupauburn.com Visiting hours will be held at Fortin\Auburn on Wednesday July 29, 2020 from 4-7pm. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Philip Church with committal prayers at St. Peter's Cemetery in Lewiston. Those wishing, may make a charitable contribution in John's honor to Androscoggin Home Healthcare & Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, ME 04240. Due to Covid-19 regulations, only 50 people are allowed at the funeral home at a given time. Thank you for your understanding during these times. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn, 783-8545.

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    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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Fred Brodeur

July 31, 2020

Hi Pauline and family,
I was six years old when I attended yours and John's wedding. A double wedding. 65 years, wow! The first wedding where I actually knew the persons who were getting married.
I remember attending at least Sue and Scott's wedding, and Diane's wedding. I remember John and one of the boys fixing our porch, painting all our trim.
Both you and John have always seemed to enjoy life, in good times and in bad. I have memories being at Uncle Leon and Aunt Diana's camps and houses, with your family over the years.
Our deepest sympathy to you and your wonderful family. Martha and I are doing well. As is our children, Matt and Michelle, her husband, Justin, and our granddaughter, Eloise.
If there is anything that we can do for you and your family, please don't hesitate to ask.
Fred and Martha.

Jane and Tony Depaolo

July 31, 2020

Just wanted to offer our condolences to the entire family. He was a very special man. Sorry we were unable to share this time with all of you

Marianne Snow

July 28, 2020

To Bob, Nancy, Gary and Suzanne. I am sorry to hear of your loss. This is a rough time. Keep all your memories close to your heart. Just think of him as your angel watching over you. Hugs to all of you and your family.
Love
Marianne and Marc

Anita Blanchette

July 28, 2020

My deepest condolences to Pauline and family. John was a friendly outgoing guy who was always kindhearted and it was great to know him. I'm sure he will be missed.

From Bob and Anita

Frank Lavoie

July 27, 2020

My brothers and sisters and I all remember John as a loving, happy, and giving uncle. We all have such fond memories and are blessed with having had a chance to know him. He will remain in our memories. We have made a gift in his honor at Androscoggin Hospice. We wish Aunt Pauline and all of our cousins our warmest condolences.

Chuck and Odette Tardif

July 26, 2020

Dennis and family,
Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Uncle Chuck and Aunt Odette
Tallahassee, Florida

Stephanie & Glen Brushwein

July 26, 2020

Glen and I would like to share our deepest condolences to the Boilard family. We are so sorry to hear the loss of your dad, we are thinking of all of you.
Sincerely
Glen and Stephanie

Lori Poulin

July 26, 2020

To my very dear friend Tammy and her siblings and Mom. I am so sorry for your loss, I know what a great dad he was to you and how much he loved his kids and wife.
You do have many great memories to cherish.
Tammy I know I haven't told you in a very long time, but I think you are an amazing, strong women and I love you and your family.
My thoughts and prayer are with all of you during this difficult time and always.

Sincerely
Lori Poulin

Lena Rousseau

July 26, 2020

You will be missed Uncle John, I remember having fun at the camp and going to your house for visits, we are lucky to have a close family, God bless your family!

Artie larson

July 26, 2020

I had the extreme pleasure of not just knowing Mr Boilard, but also sharing some of his life during my marriage to Tammy. John was always full of life and quick to laugh, share a joke or be involved in a prank. His sense of humor was contagious as was his presence in life, John was used to being the life of the party, and he usually was. I was also lucky enough to work with John and learned some carpentry skills that I still use today, he was a great mentor and an incredible Father in Law. One time when working together, Pauline had made John a sandwhich for lunch. When we sat down to eat we all noticed an unusual smell coming from his way. Not being French myself I just attributed it to some unique lunch spread. It was, but I didn’t realize how unique until the next day. Pauline had accidentally picked up a can of cat food and we all know how they dress those cans up to look delicious!! This one did too and John ate the whole thing. When he went home that night he noticed the cat food can in the garbage and if I remember right, asked Pauline what cat food was doing in the garbage...since they didn’t own a cat? You can guess the answer to that question! This story still makes me laugh!! You will be missed Mr Boilard, but you’ve left quite the legacy of amazing children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren! I’m glad you lived a long adventurous life, creating lasting memories of laughter and love with everyone, and I feel lucky to have known you. God bless you Mr Boilard May you Rest In Peace.

FROM THE FAMILY
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The man, the myth, the legend

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Mom and Dad

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First Christmas together

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Time to cut the cake

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Expecting their first born

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Dad, Mom and Sue

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Dad and Sue

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Mom, Dad, Gary, Sue, Diane and Bob

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Dad, Mom, Bob, Diane, Gary and Tammy