October 27, 1918 – December 5, 2020
Leonie Bouchard Cushman 1918 - 2020
Yarmouth - Leonie Bouchard Cushman, age 102, of Yarmouth and formerly of Pownal, died early Saturday morning December 5th with her family by her side at Brentwood Rehabilitation Facility. She was born in Fort Kent on October 27, 1918, a daughter of Omer and Mandy (Murphy) Malenfant and was educated in Fort Kent schools. As a young teenager, Leonie worked for the Nuns in a hospital in northern Maine as a caregiver for the sick and elderly, which was simply a prelude of what was to come later in life. She was first married to Alphie Bouchard in 1937 and he predeceased her in 1982. She later married Howard Cushman in 1985 and he also predeceased her in 2014. For many decades, Leonie worked as a housewife and homemaker as she and Alphie raised their seven children in Durham. Among her favorite enjoyments were sewing, home canning of fruits and vegetables, cooking and baking and entertaining for family. She also enjoyed knitting, braiding rugs, and collecting stamps. But more than anything, Leonie was a lady of strong faith and for her entire life, she was such a natural and true caregiver in every sense of the word. For so many years, she was a caregiver and provider to many family members as they became older and needed care. She had an incredibly positive attitude and was always so accepting of others. Leonie was a loving, dedicated and hardworking wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed. She leaves behind her son Ray Bouchard and his wife Sharon of Brunswick; 11 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 22 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Leonie was predeceased by her first husband, her second husband, six children and eight brothers and sisters. The family wishes to thank Brentwood for the excellent care they gave Leonie while she was in their care. You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with Leonie's family by visiting their online guestbook at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the funeral home and church are limited to 50 people at any given time. Visitation Wed. 4-7 pm at Crosman Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Holy Trinity Church Thursday 11 AM. A service of Crosman Funeral Home 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls 353-4951
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday, December 10, 2020
December 15, 2020
Getting to know Leonie over the past few years was one of the joys of my life. My sister, Lovey, was a seatmate of hers at Brentwood, so I was able to visit with Leonie over many, many meals. What a lovely lady - she had such wonderful stories that she would share, all the time smiling and/or gently laughing the whole time. The strength of her faith was amazing, and she made everyone around her happier and more content. In these many months of not being able to visit, I have missed being with her and learning from her, and will continue to do so. I feel very fortunate to have had her as a friend in my life!
December 9, 2020
Mrs Bouchard was a wonderful cook . My husband Roy Dewitt always enjoyed her homemade donuts and bread. He always spoke very highly of her. Rest Easy Mrs. Bouchard
December 8, 2020
A very important first memory of mine is going to visit my Grandparents Farm in Maine. I remember arriving with my family in the family van and Leonie jump right out on the front porch to greet us. She was so excited, jumping, waving and exclaiming as we pulled in the driveway. I was probably 3 or 4 at the time. I didn't know she wasn't my fraternal Grandmother until much later. She treated us as her own. She is a wonderful women and I miss her.
She was always doing something. Gardening, cooking, setting my our Grandfather Straight, making Granny squares. I think that is the only time I saw her sit. Love you Always Leonie.
December 8, 2020
I will miss you forever.
Dieu te bénisse
December 8, 2020
Grandma was a beautiful person inside as well as outside. She had that genuine heart of compassion and caring. My fond memories in my younger years playing Rummy or Crazy 8's with her and my mom (Alfreda) at the kitchen table. Her and mom speaking in French so they could share their conversation and my little ears not able to figure out what they were talking about. My Dad(Vince) loved her dearly as well and he really enjoyed going up every summer to visit and spend time with her and the family up there. Heaven has a beautiful angel, and Grandma went home to celebrate my Mom's birthday on Sunday. Love and prayers to the family - Uncle Ray and Sharon and kids. They loved you all dearly. Roni Mann