Joseph Andre Bourdon
October 4, 1932 – May 10, 2019
J. Andre Bourdon Sr (Andy), 86, of Middlebury, VT and Melbourne, FL died peacefully on May 10, 2019, surrounded by family. Born October 4, 1932 in Cornwall, VT, he was the son of Ernest and Juliette Bourdon. Andy graduated from Mount Assumption Institute, Plattsburgh NY, in 1950. He met and married Elizabeth (Betsy) Conley, with whom he had 6 children.
Andy was a dairy farmer in the early years and founded Bourdon Insurance Agency in 1964. He was president of Jaycees, Grand Knight of the Middlebury chapter of the Knights of Columbus, and an active member of the Ralph Myhre golf course, where he enjoyed the company of many good friends. He divided his time between Middlebury VT and Melbourne FL.
Andy is survived by his wife of 67 years, Betsy Bourdon; daughters, Karen Gorin and husband Michael, Cheryl Pickreign and husband Rick, Susan Bourdon-Laframboise and husband Randy and son Kevin Bourdon and wife Susan. Also grandchildren, Timothy B. Wright, Matthew and Andrew Pickreign, Chris Rampone, Mark and Scott Bourdon, Alison Russett, Megan and Jack Laframboise and sisters, Rachel Codding, Laurie Wetmore, Louise Seith and Rena Kindregan.
He is predeceased by his sons, Bruce and Andy Bourdon Jr. and sisters, Anjame (Jimmie) Angier, Madeline Angier, and Marie Kenyon.
As those who knew Andy would say, he had a heart of gold.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 1:30pm at St. Mary's Church in Middlebury VT, with a reception to follow at 3:00pm at the Middlebury Inn.
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