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Veilleux Funeral Home

8 Elm Street, Waterville, ME

OBITUARY

Anna Jean Bolduc

October 31, 1931July 9, 2020

Waterville - It is with great sadness and a heavy heart to announce the peaceful passing of Anna J. Bolduc at Lakewood Continuing Care Center on July 9th, 2020. Anna was born October 31, 1931 in Waterville, Maine. She married her high school sweetheart, Richard H. Bolduc, on November 25, 1950. Richard preceded her death on September 1, 1996, after 45 years of marriage.

In 1961, with a family of five young children, Anna and Richard pursued their dream of opening up a small convenience store on Water Street, called Dick’s Variety. For over 50 years Anna worked tirelessly, seven days a week, putting in countless hours, pouring coffee, making sandwiches, and cooking the best cheeseburgers and pizza. Anna treated all her regulars as if they were family. If you ever met Anna, she was the nicest, most energetic, caring, and one of the hardest working woman you would ever meet in your lifetime.

When she took her daily afternoon break from the store, she would shuttle many of the customers, relatives, and family members, to the bank, doctor’s appointments, hockey practices, or wherever they needed to go. Anna could be seen on a daily basis driving her big white Cadillac which required her to move the driver’s seat as far forward as possible with two pillows propped behind her back because she was only 4 feet, 9 inches tall. Thank God airbags were not available that year! Anna’s entire life was all about helping others, regardless who they were. She was truly a selfless and giving person who never expected or wanted anything in return. Prior to her passing at Lakewood, she was constantly cleaning, tidying up the tables, folding towels, and helping other residents. As Mr. Rogers quotes “Look for the helpers” that was Anna.

Anna is survived by her two sisters, Gabrielle and Lucille Roy of Waterville, her five children, Daughter Michelle Sholar of Las Vegas, Daughter Diana Garnier & husband David Garnier of Hilton Head, SC, Son John Bolduc of Swampscott, MA, Daughter Anne Rourke & husband David Rourke of Bradenton, FL, and Son Peter Bolduc of Waterville, ME. Anna’s grandchildren are, Mike Fortin, Laurie Fortin, Alicia Welch, Katie Garnier, Mark Bolduc, Katelyn Bolduc, Megan Rourke & Emma Rourke. Her Great Grandchildren, Ryan Welch, Zachery Welch, Brandon Fortin, Weston Bolduc, and Griffin Bolduc, and her many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Anna was predeceased by her sisters, Theresa Boudreau and Marie Roy, brothers, Emile Roy, Joseph Roy, Elie Roy, Louis Roy, and Noel (Spat) Roy.

Our family would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff at Lakewood Continuing Care for the many years of love and wonderful care that they provided Anna during her stay. We are grateful and thankful for everything they did for her. Unfortunately there will be no church ceremony or graveside services at this time due to Covid-19. A Mass and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Waterville, Maine. www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com

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Patty and Bob Bolduc

July 19, 2020

Dear Gabby and Lucille,
Our most sincere sympathy on the loss of your sister. She truly was one of the kindest, sweetest women I have ever met; this really is a family trait from what we have seen.
To Michelle, Diane, John, Anne, and Pete, - Bobby always talks about all the wonderful things your mother did for him growing up. She made sure he got to pee wee hockey practice, among other things. He thought the world of her. I know she always made me feel so welcomed. We all will really miss her. She truly was a special lady.
Love,
Patty and Bobby

Robin (Thurber) Chamberlain

July 18, 2020

Michelle, I remember so many rich stories about your Mom and Dad that you shared while working at MGMC.
Know that you are in our prayers.

Paul & Lucie Boudreau

July 18, 2020

We have so many great memories of tante Anna Sitting in her yard for the fireworks was the “best seat in the house.”
Picking out our candy from the glass case at the store. She always gave us more candy than we had money for.
Amazing hamburgers!!!
A great example for all of us of serving all people with a smile.
Loved by all. Paul and Lucie Boudreau

MarkandTina Serdjenian

July 18, 2020

Johnny and family, Condolences on the passing of a wonderful
and caring mom...may memories ease the pain of your loss.
Sincerely, Mark and Tina Serdjenian

Trudy Hanson

July 18, 2020

Gabrielle, Lucille, and family: I will miss having Anna there (and your visits) when we are finally able to return to visiting inside at Lakewood. I'm sure Mom will miss her also. Anna was a sweet woman. My thoughts and prayers to you.
Trudy Hanson (Theresa Monk's daughter)

Jeff Dumont

July 18, 2020

Anna was a part of my childhood that I will never forget. She was a beacon in the south end back in the day. I delivered the Sunday paper to the Bolduc's home a few years and sat at the lunch counter so many times. Peace be with you Anna.

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