Albert H. Bourque
January 4, 1940 – May 6, 2018
Albert H. Bourque, 78, of Auburn, died May 6, 2018 at the Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover after a short illness. He was born in Manchester on January 4, 1940 the son of Albert A. and Yvonne M. (Lariviere) Bourque. He grew up in Manchester, was educated in the Queen City school system, was a graduate of Bishop Bradley High School and a 1961 graduate of Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass.
He was a proud veteran of the Air Force Reserve serving during the Vietnam War. Al loved automobiles and worked in partnership with his dad, the founder of Bourque Motor Sales in Manchester, as proprietors of the local Nissan, Saab and Peugeot dealerships. He was the past director of the NH Auto Dealers Association, the past president and secretary of the Manchester Auto Dealers Association, the state chairman of the NADA, the director and past president of the New England Nissan Dealers Advertising Association and a two term member of the Nissan Dealer Advisory Board. He also served as general manager of the Dreher-Holloway BMW-Mercedes Dealership.
Al’s interest in politics began at an early age when he became involved in the presidential bid of Senator Barry Goldwater. He also worked in many state and local campaigns. He was elected selectman from the town of Auburn and also served on the planning board, the budget committee and on the police commission. He was a board member of the Catholic Medical Center and director of the Federated Arts in Manchester.
He was a member of a large family and is survived by his best friend of over 40 years Theodore (Ted) Yeannakopoulos of Salem, Mass as well as many cousins and friends.
Visitation was held on Monday May 14 from 4 to 6 pm at the McHugh Funeral Home 283 Hanover St. corner of Beech St. in Manchester. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial donations in Al’s name be made to the charity of one’s choice.
- Visitation Monday, May 14, 2018