OBITUARY

Gratien Joseph Bolduc

May 13, 1953February 11, 2020
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Gratien J. Bolduc, 66 of New Britain, passed, with his devoted and loving family by his side on February 11, 2020, after a hard fought 13 year battle with Cancer. He was born in P.Q. Canada the son of Raymond Bolduc of New Britain, and the late Angele (Doyon) Bolduc, who predeceased him in February of 2019. He was a Communicant of St. Joseph Church in New Britain and a Retired Custodian of the New Britain School System. He enjoyed rock and roll music, playing the guitar, he was a devoted fan of the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Team (Go Habs) and was a Classic Car and Harley enthusiast. Gratien loved music, he played with “The Silhouetts” during his years at Plainville High school and continued to play with many bands throughout his life, making lifelong friends along the way. Gratien was a member of DMA for over 35 years and served as president for 13 years. He and his family enjoyed many years of parties, camping and riding with DMA. He was a member of Moose International, St. Jean Baptiste Society Inc. and The Antique Motorcycle Club of America, Inc. Yankee Chapter. He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Sheri (Miville) Bolduc and his two devoted sons Gunnar and Julian, both of New Britain and his Maine Coon cat, Chief. Funeral services are Saturday, February 22nd, at 9:30AM, from the New Britain Memorial & Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Avenue, followed by the liturgy of Christian Burial 10:30AM at Divine Providence Parish, St. Joseph Church, 195 South Main St., both in New Britain. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, 169 Farmington Avenue, Plainville. Visiting hours at the funeral home are Friday, February 21st, from 4PM-8PM. Being proud of his son’s military service, in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to his son’s unit, 962nd Ordnance Company, mailed c/o Cristy Ziemba 5363 Peru Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Contributions will be forwarded to the Family Readiness Group (FRG) to assist families of currently serving soldiers. For more information, to view Gratien’s Everlasting Memorial Video Tribute or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.newbritainsagarino.com

  • FAMILY

  • Raymond Bolduc, Father
  • Angele (Doyon) Bolduc, Mother (deceased)
  • Sheri (Miville) Bolduc, Wife
  • Gunnar Bolduc, Son
  • Julian Bolduc, Son

Services

  • Visiting Hours Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Gathering Prior to Service Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • Liturgy Of Christian Burial Saturday, February 22, 2020

Memories

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Carmel Natelli

February 21, 2020

Dear Sheri, Gunnar, and Julian,
My life has been touched by having the honor and privilege of getting to know all of you. Gratian was so proud of you and loved to tell stories about his family...even when he complained, I only heard endearment and love for all of you. The world was a better place with him here but I have no doubt that he is at peace...riding his bike, playing music, and making eternity that much better.

Thank you for allowing me to take this difficult journey with your family, it has truly been an honor and you have all touched my life. I pray that you are comforted by friends and family during this time of tremendous loss. I too, will miss Gratien but know that one day, we will all see each other again, at that "Big Hockey Game In the Sky."..drinking Crappy Canadian Beer!
He loved you all so much...God Bless You All.

Fred & Robin Frost

February 21, 2020

That Gratien smile will be missed. So glad we got the time to share some extra bike rides together. 3 wheeling with your family. What a lucky man to have such a loving family. Boy’s you showed such honored to your dad . I know he was proud of the support you show to your mom. ❤️

BARBARAJANE UNTIET CASELLA

February 21, 2020

Rest now my brother;
In a field of peace.
Your job is finished;
You are released.
The sacrifice you gave;
was a noble gift.
At ease my brother;
It is the end of your shift.
Take comfort brother;
In a job well done.
May your journey be blessed;
To the lands beyond the sun.
Like a warrior;
You return home with respect.
You gave your life;
For those you protect.
My gratitude for you;
For putting your life on the line.
To never be forgotten;
By those you leave behind.
I met you 40 years go and was introduced by my husband Peter Untiet. He loved you as a brother. I will never forget how you welcomed me. Rest in Peace ride with the angels.
My Deepest Condolences to all your friends including the DMA family and your family. God Bless All.
BarbaraJane Untiet Casella
Middletown, CT.

Robin Depinto

February 19, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time.

The DePinto Family

Arnie Turgeon

February 18, 2020

So hard to imagine the world without him. We are so sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember how he had a hard time kick starting that 55 Panhead. He’ll always be in our thoughts. 😢
As long as we have memories he’ll be with us giving us a smile.


Arnie and Theresa Turgeon

Jean Claude, Kathy, Jennifer, Brian Smith

February 18, 2020

Our deepest condolences to Sheri, your sons, Raymond and family.
Prayers to the family.

jean boissonneault

February 18, 2020

toutes mes condoléances à mon cousin Raymond et à la famille de Gratien. Un auteur a écrit:"" Les vivants ferment les yeux des morts mais les morts ouvrent les yeux des vivants." Absent des yeux, sa présence spirituelle amoureuse sera toujours là. Je célèbrerai 3 messes pour lui. God bless you.

Mary Lou & Michael Kopinja

February 18, 2020

Sheri, with our deepest condolences on the passing of Gratien. We have fond memories that we will cherish of the great and crazy times we had together.

Norman Bolduc

February 17, 2020

To Sherri and family and to my uncle Raymond: our deepest sympathies for your loss from the Bolduc and Winkler family in Colorado. Gratien will be missed but look forward to the day when we are all back together when Jesus Christ comes back and we are all together again with eternal life. To my cousin Gratien, we all will be together again! God bless

Jean-Marc Bolduc

February 17, 2020

To Sheri, your sons and Raymond,
Nos plus sincères sympathies.

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