Venney M. Bolduc

June 17, 1918January 5, 2013

ORONO - Venney Marquis Bolduc, 94, passed away Jan. 5, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born Venney Marquis, June 17, 1918, in Baker Brook, New Brunswick, daughter of Joseph B. Marquis and Anastasie Nadeau. She attended schools in Baker Brook, New Brunswick; and Fort Kent. During World War II, she served on the civil patrol. She worked as switchboard operator in Fort Kent, at JC Penney as a sales person and window dresser also in Fort Kent, and then later at Oxford Paper Co., St. Just. Venney married Roland Bolduc, Aug. 22, 1945, and lived with him and their growing family at Roland's work sites in lumbering operation in Fort Kent and Rumford. Together they have lived with their daughter in Orono for the last three years. Venney was a passionate gardener and cook who lived and laughed heartily. She was a communicant of Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, and was active in the life of the parish and the work of the communities in which she lived. She contributed to existing organizations - The Acadian Society, Santa's Helpers, and St. Athanasius-St. John Church fund raisers. She was "Memere" to countless children who emptied her cookie jar. For many years she prepared Thanksgiving baskets; she collected, cleaned and donated household goods, and never let a visitor leave without a treat - her famous pickles, jellies or baked goods. She anticipated every holiday with joy and planned each detail to please her family and friends. She never tired of rocking babies and loved and supported the young people around her. Her joyfulness and laughter will be treasured always. She leaves her adored husband of 67 years, Roland; and four children, Claire, Claude and wife, Lou, Paul and wife, Julie, Suzanne Leflamme and husband, David; grandchildren, Adrian Smith and wife, Heather Merriman, Kevin Barker and wife, Amanda, Paul Bolduc, Daniel Bolduc, Joshua Bolduc, Will Laflamme, and Adam Laflamme; and two great-grandchildren, Caleb Barker and Avery Merriman Smith. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Louise; parents, Joseph and Anastasie Marquis; and brothers and sisters, Father Alphee Marquis, Sister Alma Marquis, Willie Marquis, Regina Albert, Adrian Marquis, Martha Klypak and Ben Marquis. The family greatly acknowledges the support of New Hope Hospice, Premier Home Health Care, Eucharistic minister, and neighbors and friends. Visitation will be held 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town, with a funeral Mass beginning 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 429 Main St., Old Town.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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Pam Peddie

January 25, 2013

Roland, Claire, and Family.

So sorry for your loss. She was such a ray of sunshine. Hugs to you and your Dad. Will see you soon, I hope.
She is now at peace, THANK GOD.

Wanda Passero

January 13, 2013

Claire, please accept my deepest condolences on your mother's passing. I know this leaves a feeling of such loss that no words can help. I pray that you and your Dad can be of support to each other and share memories of the good time you have had together in last few years. You take care, my friend.

Rolande Lacroix

January 12, 2013

Dear Mr. Roland Bolduc and Family, Our sincerest sympathy for your recent loss of Venney. She was a beautiful person and very well loved by all. With heartfelt condolences, Rolande Lacroix (Emile) and family. (Sabattus, ME formerly of Rumford, ME)

Gina Moulton

January 10, 2013

Your mom was the best! I loved cooking with the two of you! One of my silly/weird memories of your mom - you had borrowed a pair of my socks and your mom wouldn't give them back to me until she had darned the hole in them! That was classic Venney! Sending you, your dad and the rest of your family condolences from myself, Blaine and the kids (who remember your mom well because she gave them jelly at Halloween!) and my mom and dad.

Joe Briganti

January 10, 2013

Suzanne, I am very sorry for your loss. Your mom had a long and fruitful life with family that loved her. Think of the good times you shared. She will always live in your heart.

Vyvyenne Ritchie

January 9, 2013

Dear Claire and family
Sorry to hear of your loss. I know how close you asnd your mom were.You are in my thoughts. I will light a candle at chruch this Sunday for you and yours. Lovingly Vyvyenne

January 9, 2013

I'm sorry to hear of your mom's passing. While living in Fort Kent, I so enjoyed 4-H club activities under her leadership. We learned so many homemaking skills. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Godspeed Mrs. Bolduc.

Louise Ouellet Kirkland, Surprise, AZ

Madeleine Martin

January 9, 2013

I am so sorry about the death of your dear mother . . . it is so hard to lose one's mother. she was fortunate to have a daughter like you. Thinking of you . . .

Rita Desjardins

January 9, 2013

Mes sympaties a la famille de Veney. Ma tante a toujour donner avec son coeur and avec la bonte. Je vais toujour penser de ma marraine avec joie. Avec amour. Rita, Peter et la famille de Desjardins

Jean & Anne Chamberland

January 8, 2013

Dear Claude and family:
We are deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your mom, Venney. We heard so many great things about her through you and Loulou. With caring thoughts, please accept our most heartfelt sympathies.
Jean and Anne Chamberland