Joshua Bouchard Alburger

July 10, 1980June 2, 2013

Joshua Bouchard Alburger, passed away June 2, 2013 after a long battle with Bi-Polar Disorder and drug addiction, surrounded by loving family and friends. Joshua was born July 10, 1980 at Henrico Doctors' Hospital in Richmond, Va. He attended Saint Mary Catholic School in Henrico County and Goochland County High School. Joshua was an adventurous and generous man who loved his wife, parents, parents-in-law, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and especially his three children. Joshua had a passion for life, known by those who met him. He was spontaneous, had a love for traveling and his infectious laugh will not be forgotten by those who had the privilege to hear it. Joshua had a generous and selfless heart and took great joy in helping others, with no thought of return. His legacy is carried on through his wife of 10 years, Jessica Gatto-Alburger; three children, Anthony, Devin, and Andre; parents, Nick and Lucy Alburger; parents-in-law, Randy and Lourdes Gatto; brothers, John Dominy, Christopher Alburger, and Jose Jackson; sisters, Mary Alice Smith, Marion Easton-Alburger Gittings, Joy Alburger Jones, Marcie Allen, Jessica Alburger Pike, and Melina Vaughn; brothers-in-law, Alex Gatto and Michael Gatto; and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be held 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2013 with a visitation following until 8 p.m. at the Woody Funeral Home, Parham Chapel, 1771 N. Parham Road. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8 at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. A reception will be hosted at the home of Nick and Lucy following the burial. In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a college fund for Josh's children. Please make all checks payable to "College America" in the memo line add "Alburger College Fund." mail to Robert E. Baird & Co., 5998 Boonsboro Rd., Lynchburg, Va. 24503, attn: Mr. Neal Davidson. May Joshua know peace, love, and serenity. Just for today.



  • Memorial Mass Friday, June 7, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, June 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 8, 2013


  • Interment

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June 30, 2014


Missing you very much! My Mother's B-Day was July 10th. You guys are definitely Kindred Spirits!

Marie Blevins

December 9, 2013

I had no idea! Josh and I went to school together and dated for some time. We ended up working at Walmart together years later, and reconnected. Our paths went separate ways again, and I have not talked to him since. My heart is just broken! I pray for your family, for strength and guidance!

June 19, 2013

I am Jim Farber's first cousin, Maralyn Farber (in Maryland). My husband and I send loving "energy" to the family of Joshua Bouchard Alburger. Although we never met Josh, we pray every day for Josh's beautiful soul - and we pray for Josh's family to receive solace in G-d's great and loving hands. With love, light and Heavenly sounds of healing, Maralyn xxxoo

June 18, 2013

Hello Lucy and Nick - So sad to hear this from Rachel. "Free at last. Free at last. Thank God almighty , we are free at last." MLK
sending many loving thoughts from me to you -- brigitta


June 14, 2013

Both of us are so very sorry to learn about the loss of your son. We just wanted to let you know that we were thinking about you during this time.
Ronnie & Marty (Jane's friends)

Matt Atkins

June 14, 2013

Dear Lucy and Nick. I'm so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will comfort you during this difficult time. God bless you and yours.

Barbara Atkins

June 13, 2013

My Dear Lucy and Nick, Words fail !!! My heart goes out to you and I pray fervently for you to have peace with the knowledge that Josh is with peace. No more pain and suffering. Hold on to every good memory of your precious child. By heart and love go out to you both honestly, sincerely and prayerfully. Barbara Atkins

June 11, 2013

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son to have died on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins so we not perish but have eternal life. May you rest in peace my friend.

Kristina Barnes-Jaramillo

June 11, 2013

I never stopped praying for you, Jessica and the kids. You told me she is your soulmate that you would do everything to change and take care of her. Then we crossed paths at cobblestone before I moved to Colorado 2006. You loved your boys, you looked so happy. Blessed with such an amazing family, from such great parents. I'm at a lost for words. May your memory be eternal.

Nicholas Alburger

June 10, 2013

Josh please call me,dad