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Beatrice Elizabeth Bolduc

August 31, 1927March 3, 2018
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Beatrice Bolduc, 90 Waterville - Beatrice E. Bolduc of Waterville passed onto the Lord peacefully on March 3, 2018 with her family by her side at Lakewood Continuing Care Center. She was born Aug 31, 1927 in Fairfield to Allan & Marcella (McCabe) McInnis of Fairfield. Beatrice attended local schools and was a Lawrence High School graduate. Bea married Marcel Bolduc of Waterville. They shared over 60 years of married life. She and Marcel wintered in No Carolina and Florida for many years enjoying a well-deserved leisurely life style. She especially loved family gatherings; they were numerous and always memorable. Beatrice was a homemaker nurturing and raising her children. Family was always a top priority. She was the best Mom ever. In her spare time, you would find Bea at an ice rink cheering on at hockey games, or at home playing cards as a pastime; gin, poker and especially cribbage. She also loved playing her organ and swimming every day in the family pool. Later in life you would find her at the local beano halls, she especially loved to play beano. Bea was a member of the Parish at Immaculate Heart of Mary and active in the CFM group. After moving to Waterville, she belonged to the Notre Dame Parish. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Marcel, an infant son Darryll D., her son Darryll W. and her daughter Deborah; as well as her sisters Louise Sanders, Bernice Quinlan, and her brother Vincent McInnis. She is survived by son David and his wife Kathy (Naples, FL); son Daniel and his wife Jane (Sidney, ME); daughter Donna and her husband Bill Boutin (Sidney, ME); son Drew (Augusta, ME); son Dennis and his wife Norma (Oakland, ME); son Donald (Portland, ME); son Damian and his wife Nancy (Cumberland Foreside, ME); 21 grandchildren: David, Chris, Tara, Danielle, Becca, Jenna, Jillian, Jessica, Nicholas, Dylan, Brian, Matt, Allan, Patrick, Zachary, Ben, Kathryn, Jacqueline, Billy, Sarah, and Elizabeth; 18 great-grandchildren: Trevor, Collin, Chase, Leo, Alexis, Mitchell, Enzo, Marcelle, Beatrice, Benson, Carson, Corbin, Logan, Charlotte, Amelia, Elizabeth, Henry, & Alice; sister-in-law Anna Bolduc (Waterville, ME); sister Lillian Macaluso (Fullerton, CA); sister Millicent Cilley (Waterville, ME). Beatrice is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many, many friends. The Bolduc Family would like to give many thanks to Lakewood and its wonderful caregivers, as well as the caring staff from MaineGeneral Hospice for care and attention they gave Bea (BB). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on July 5th at 10 am at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 112 Silver Street, Waterville, ME. Burial will follow in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 78 Grove Street, Waterville. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to view a video collage of Bea’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to: Lakewood Activities Fund, 220 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville, ME 04901 or MaineGeneral Hospice, 10 Water St, Waterville, ME 04901.

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, July 5, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, July 5, 2018
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Beatrice Elizabeth Bolduc

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Tommie P.T. Cab Edwards

March 10, 2018

Mrs.Beau
Wow what a wonderful women this lady was and always will be she touched the hearts of everyone she came into contact with. She expecially touched mine and my kids hearts. Some of my favorite memories as i have tons is when id pick her up and bring her to the bingo hall i cant remember one day that i pulled in the woodlawns and she wasnt watching the clock waiting for me. And let me say if i was 5 min late she would have my hind end the whole way to the hall. After bingo on our drive back to the woodlawns u would find us stopping for a hot fudge sundae or a hamburger or tim hortons for a ice cream. I loved to hear the stories about her husband maurice and how Her son Danny played professional hockey and of course the ride to bingo with Danielle she was very proud of all her kids. I will never forget one christmas she asked me to take the night off and go play bingo with her, so i did and wow was that a chore. Mrs.Bea sat beside me and taught me how to draw wreaths and bells and christmas trees with a bingo card as thats what needed to be done to win!! When we werd leaving the hall she stops dead in her tracks looks up at me and says " Tom u probably won 100 times if u knew what u was doin" i laughed and said "well we all cant be a pro like u hunny" she then said " we had fun and im glad u came with me" i could see the hapiness in her eyes, as it made my day aswell. I could write and write all day of preciouse memories but i just want you to know i will miss you forever. My heart goes out to the family for the loss of such a amazing person. I love ya Bea.

Patty Williams

March 7, 2018

I will miss your sweet smile as you came every day to say hi at my desk and ask me for money 💜 every time I hear Bingo I think of you and see that sweet smile 💜 R.I.P.
my prayers and condolences to all Beas family 🙏

William Toles

March 6, 2018

A fine lady, it was a pleasure, an honor to serve her. RIP Bea.

Mary Pressey

March 5, 2018

She called me her best friend when I worked at Lakewood.. I would come a visit her and bring her Burger King ..I love her so much and will forever miss her.. I will forever be her best friend.. tell we meet again rip my BB

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Biography

Beatrice Bolduc, 90
Waterville - Beatrice E. Bolduc of Waterville passed onto the Lord peacefully on March 3, 2018 with her family by her side at Lakewood Continuing Care Center.
She was born Aug 31, 1927 in Fairfield to Allan & Marcella (McCabe) McInnis of Fairfield. Beatrice attended local schools and was a Lawrence High School graduate.
Bea married Marcel Bolduc of Waterville. They shared over 60 years of married life. She and Marcel wintered in No Carolina and Florida for many years enjoying a well-deserved leisurely life style. She especially loved family gatherings; they were numerous and always memorable.
Beatrice was a homemaker nurturing and raising her children. Family was always a top priority. She was the best Mom ever. In her spare time, you would find Bea at an ice rink cheering on at hockey games, or at home playing cards as a pastime; gin, poker and especially cribbage. She also loved playing her organ and swimming every day in the family pool. Later in life you would find her at the local beano halls, she especially loved to play beano. Bea was a member of the Parish at Immaculate Heart of Mary and active in the CFM group. After moving to Waterville, she belonged to the Notre Dame Parish.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Marcel, an infant son Darryll D., her son Darryll W. and her daughter Deborah; as well as her sisters Louise Sanders, Bernice Quinlan, and her brother Vincent McInnis.
She is survived by son David and his wife Kathy (Naples, FL); son Daniel and his wife Jane (Sidney, ME); daughter Donna and her husband Bill Boutin (Sidney, ME); son Drew (Augusta, ME); son Dennis and his wife Norma (Oakland, ME); son Donald (Portland, ME); son Damian and his wife Nancy (Cumberland Foreside, ME); 21 grandchildren: David, Chris, Tara, Danielle, Becca, Jenna, Jillian, Jessica, Nicholas, Dylan, Brian, Matt, Allan, Patrick, Zachary, Ben, Kathryn, Jacqueline, Billy, Sarah, and Elizabeth; 18 great-grandchildren: Trevor, Collin, Chase, Leo, Alexis, Mitchell, Enzo, Marcelle, Beatrice, Benson, Carson, Corbin, Logan, Charlotte, Amelia, Elizabeth, Henry, & Alice; sister-in-law Anna Bolduc (Waterville, ME); sister Lillian Macaluso (Fullerton, CA); sister Millicent Cilley (Waterville, ME). Beatrice is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many, many friends.
The Bolduc Family would like to give many thanks to Lakewood and its wonderful caregivers, as well as the caring staff from MaineGeneral Hospice for care and attention they gave Bea (BB).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on July 5th at 10 am at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 112 Silver Street, Waterville, ME. Burial will follow in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 78 Grove Street, Waterville. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to view a video collage of Bea’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to: Lakewood Activities Fund, 220 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville, ME 04901 or MaineGeneral Hospice, 10 Water St, Waterville, ME 04901.
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The following eulogy was given by Bea's son, Dennis, during her Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday July 5, 2018 at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Waterville:
Beatrice Bolduc, affectionately known as Bea, Mom, Busy, Dad’s right hand man, Grammie, and “Friend” to anyone who knew her. She always had a smile on her face and was quick to show compassion when anyone was hurting. She always put family first, and the Catholic Church was a close second.
(No offense, Father )
None taken Dennis
The Catholic Church and faith was very important to mom and she made sure we all went to church, as a family, every Sunday. She also made sure we were all enrolled in Catechism classes to gain extra spiritual understanding of God’s word. Oh, how she wished one of us boys would grow up to become a Catholic priest someday.
But we, as brothers, all knew that probably would never happen.
(No offense, Father )

None taken Dennis Being a hockey family, she spent countless weekends, sitting on a cold Colby bench, watching us kids skate from 5:00am till noon. Never complaining.
And during the summers, taking all us kids to the beach, while dad was working, was no easy task either. She would be like a WWF referee breaking up numerous wrestling/ fighting matches amongst us kids. Again, never complaining. I can only imagine now, how she must have looked forward each evening to some quiet time after all us kids went to bed.
We had countless family gatherings through the years. From Danny and Jane’s annual family cribbage tournaments to Debbie’s Labor Day / Closing of the pool parties. And Donna and Billy’s after golf barbecues which continue to this day. Even after everyone started getting a little older, getting married, having kids, and mom still couldn’t wait for the next family get-together. So many wonderful times and memories were had by everyone. She thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of her 21 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Mom was so proud of the family. “Everyone turned out pretty darn good” she would say. Her and Dad were married for 60 plus years. They would proudly and humbly talk about all the family to friends and neighbors. You could tell all the years of their hard work and all the family nurturing really paid off.
She absolutely loved all her siblings, Lillian, Bernice, Louise, Millie, and Vincent and all her nieces and nephews. She would try to visit everyone’s family as much as possible while we were growing up so we would get to know all our cousins. There were certainly many fun times share.
Mom and Dad spent many of their, well earned, retirement years in North Carolina and Florida. Dad picked up the game of golf while mom thoroughly enjoyed playing Bingo several nights a week. Sometimes, myself or others in the family would join her for a night of Bingo. She made many friends at the local Bingo halls but was also feared by many players there because she would win so often. Mom was also very strong and determined. It was just 4 short years ago, after showing signs of having a hard time keeping her balance and at the age of 86, that she hit the ceremonial first tee shot at our annual family golf tournament. So with the help of Damian help holding her from behind, she took a mighty swing and hit the golf ball. She had never golfed before, ever.

Soon mom was taking a number of falls which started her first trips to the nursing home for rehabilitation. While recuperating, she would keep all the nurses laughing with some of the funniest stuff she would come out with off the top of head. She could be quite quick witted.
When mom couldn’t play Bingo anymore, Donna would arrange her Birthday parties, slash, Bingo nights at the nursing home where all family members would join in and play Bingo with mom.
Some of her Bingo friends would even come join Mom at the nursing home on Bingo night. She had many, many friends through the years. Mom was a truly special woman. And we all know she is in a better place now. We will always love and miss her.