Geniveive F. Boidleau

June 24, 1922June 26, 2012

Geniveive F. (Dalton) Boidleau, age 90, of Somerset, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in the Palmer Healthcare Center in Palmer, MA. She was the wife of the late Vincent R. “Mickey” Boidleau.

She was born in Englewood, NJ the daughter of the late Frank and Caroline (Brennonison) Dalton. Mrs. Boidleau spent her youth in New Jersey and had been a resident on Wood Street in Somerset for 62 years. She was a communicant of St. Thomas More Church where she was a Lector. She was a member of the Moby Dick African Violet Club.

Besides her family, her greatest love was dancing. She was a Professional Dancer and owned and operated Gen’s School of Dance in Somerset for over 30 years and continued to dance with a senior group putting on shows in nursing homes.

She is survived by her two sons Raymond V. Boidleau and his wife Jacqueline of Ludlow, MA and Russell F. Boidleau and his wife Delilah of Kingston, MA; two grandchildren Adam R. Boidleau and Doreen G. Barton and her husband Jacob; seven great-grandchildren Sheehan, Delilah, Jadon, Liam, Bryce, Oliver and Ethan. She also leaves a sister-in- law, Helen Smith, and niece, Susan McGee, in Florida.

Her Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 2, 2012 at 11am in St. Thomas More Church 386 Luther Ave., Somerset. Visiting hours will be Monday from 9:30am to 10:30am prior to her mass in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT ROSE E. SULLIVAN 866 County St., Somerset. Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. Burial will be in Nathan Slade Cemetery, Somerset.



  • Visitation Monday, July 2, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Monday, July 2, 2012


  • Burial

Geniveive F. Boidleau

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July 3, 2012

Ray and Jackie,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Every now and again I think back and remember our adventures together with a smile. Sometimes the people we care for stay with us even after they are gone. She was one in a million. Samantha Pierce-Eaton Keystone Commons

Ellen R.

July 2, 2012

Gen was such a wonderful and fun loving person. I always liked talking to her. I am her former neighbor in Somerset. She helped me with my choreography for a college dance class I was taking. She would always make sure that my mother went for her walks after her heart surgery. Her dog lady brought her so much happiness. She bought her dog cute outfits for every holiday. She and her husband Mickey were always so good to us. I felt sad when she moved. She will be in my thoughts and prayers.

July 1, 2012

Dear Ray & Jackie,I thought about her often after she left us.I missed her,please accept my deepest sympathy.Betty Ackerley,Keystone Commons

Karen Pontbriand

June 30, 2012

Ray & Jacqueline, my deepest condolensces for the loss of your mom. She was a wonderful and spirited person; and her memory will forever have a special place in my heart. I will remember her not as just a neighbor: but as a friend. Reminising of all the times I sat with her and Lady on her back steps (waiting to see a hummingbird) still makes me smile. To this day I can't help but think about her every time a hummingbird visits the feeder in my yard...

Joanie Emerson

June 30, 2012

"Ray & Jacqueline, Your Mom meant the world to many people, including me, who was Gen's neighbor & friend. I spent many times in her yard & she would tell me all about her love of dance & her desire to become a rockette & perform in New York... Your Mom will always be a shining star that will never go away. Her love of animals was something so deep & loving her pets was something her and myself had in common. I truly have been blessed by God to have known her. She was the greatest neighbor anyone could hope for. I thank God again for the chance to have been in her company.. I will always miss her, but know she is not far away. She is in a place of peace & joy.......................Joanie Emerson

Sandy Sypko

June 30, 2012

Am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a wonderful person. Have great memories of the times I took dancing lessons. She will sadly be missed.

Your Friends from BJ'S service desk

June 30, 2012

Ray & Jacqueline, So sorry to hear of your Mom passing.