OBITUARY

Rheal L. Bouffard

December 21, 1918October 7, 2013

Rheal L. Bouffard passed away early Monday, October 7, 2013 after battling cancer. He was born in Manchester on December 21, 1918, the youngest child of Pierre J. and Marie Louise (Therrien) Boufford.

Ray, as he liked to be called, moved to Bristol, CT as a young man to apprentice in the Ingraham Clock factory. He joined the US Army in June 1942 and served at a number of posts before being sent overseas to serve in Paris, France. Upon his discharge he married his wife of 68 years Loretta A. Talbot.

After their marriage, they lived in Manchester, Gilford NH and Bristol, CT to continue his apprenticeship and pursue his career as a precision machinist. In 1954 he was recruited by the Hughes Aircraft Company in Culver City, CA. They lived in California for 10 years before relocating back to their home town of Manchester NH where he started his own business, the Micro-Tech Machine Company. He sold his business and retired in 1978 at the age of 60. He loved to travel and frequently drove across the country to visit relatives and friends in California. He also enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.

He was pre deceased by six brothers, Archille, Elzear, Napoleon, William, Joseph and Armand and three sisters, Marie Louise Corriveau, Yvonne Hamel and Casilde Bouchard.

He is survived by his wife Loretta; his daughter Jacqueline Wilson; son Peter J. Bouffard and grandson Shaun Wilson.

There are no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 15th at 9 AM in Holy Rosary Church, 21 Main St., Hooksett. Private burial with military honors will be in the NH Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen. In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Dr., Bedford NH 03110. The McHugh Funeral Home, 283 Hanover St. Manchester has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Services

  • Memorial Mass Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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October 18, 2013

To the wife and family of Rheal, we would like to extend our deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one, May your memories bring you comfort during these sad times. Sincerely. The Hooksett-ites

Richard Shine

October 13, 2013

Condolences from a friend of Peter from Blessed Sacrament School, and many thanks to Mrs. Bouffard for her generosity to Perter's friends.

October 11, 2013

Wishing your family peace and blessings. We believe that angels will watch and care for Ray as he travels to meet up with his family members and friends.
Norman and Cecile Uhry

Joe & Diane Plante

October 10, 2013

Mrs Bouffard, Peter, Kathy, Jackie and Shaun, so sorry to hear about Mr. B's passing-

Susan Blaisdell

October 10, 2013

Jackie and Shaun - so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you both during this difficult time. May your memories bring you comfort ...

Megan Turner

October 10, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to know Ray and his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

The Staff of McHugh Funeral Home

October 10, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Connie Roberge

October 9, 2013

Sorry to hear of Uncle Ray's passing. I will always remember when your family were our neighbors. Wishing you peace during this sad time.

FROM THE FAMILY