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Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home

14 Grand Street, Oneonta, NY

OBITUARY

Ronald E. Bouchard

June 16, 1933October 8, 2019
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Ronald E. Bouchard, 86 of Milford, NY finally went back home on October 8, 2019 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. Born in New Brunswick, Canada he moved to United States in late 1950s and became a U.S. citizen in 1968.

Ron is survived by his wife, Joyce of 58 years, daughters Bonita Bouchard and Theresa (Scott) Pickwick, sons Michael (Shelley) Bouchard Sr. and Ricky Bouchard, nine grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, brother Leopold Bouchard, sister Marguerite Caron, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two children, seven brothers, three sisters and parents, Alfred and Leanne Bouchard.

Ron had many jobs over his life, from lumber camp cook helper at age 8, uranium miner, electrical tower constructor, carpenter, dairy farmer, and general contractor up to age 78. He took pride in doing a job well, even in his 70s he could put many younger men to shame.

Ron and Joyce were foster parents to about 250 children over 25 years. He really enjoyed the little kids.

A special thank you to Holly Cole and the people at Chase Memorial Nursing Home in New Berlin, NY for their loving care and support.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta. Services will follow at 1 p.m.

To leave a condolence for the family online, please visit www.grummonsfuneralhome.com

Alzheimer’s is a demeaning disease. Ron’s family has asked that instead of sending flowers, a donation to either Chase Memorial Nursing Home, P.O. Box 250, New Berlin, NY 13411 or for Alzheimer’s research.

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home of Oneonta.

Services

  • Calling Hours Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 12, 2019

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Dennis Caron

October 11, 2019

Aunt Joyce and family: our deepest sympathies to you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember one visit to your farm and I was getting a too close look at a chicken egg. Who would have known those things break and get all over your face. You adults got a good laugh, me not so much. Love Danny, Luanne and mom Margie

Al Bouchard

October 11, 2019

My condolences to Aunt Joyce, Bonnie, Theresa, Michael, and Ricky. I will always have wonderful memories of our families visits to Uncle Ronnies farms, where we learned many aspects, difficulties, and pleasures of running a dairy farm Upstate New York. We fished, went snowmobiling, and took our sleds down the hills. I had the opportunity to spend a summer helping out on his farm In Theresa New York. I also enjoyed our time in Houston Texas, when he and his brother Larry (Laurent, my dad) were working construction. We assisted in building many houses. My dad had many brothers and sisters, but Uncle Ronnie and he had a very ckose bond. They are now together in that very special place. I wish I could be there with your family, but work constraints prevent this. My best to all of you at this most difficult of times.

Shirlene Bouchard

October 11, 2019

Joyce so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and the family

Pat & Jim Burke

October 11, 2019

Dear Joyce and Family, We are sorry to hear of Ronnie's passing and know he is resting in peace. Thinking of you. Love from Pat and Jim

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