February 18, 1943 – June 27, 2019
Paul J. Bourgeois, 76. YARMOUTH – Paul J. Bourgeois, 76, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2019, surrounded by his three sons and dog, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He accepted and fought this as a true warrior of life. Family and love were above all to him.
Paul was born in Waltham, Massachusetts in February of 1943. He was a devoted father and master craftsman. His foundation was in that of carpentry. He completed course instruction in welding/forging and graduated from Minuteman Tech, Lexington, Massachusetts in 1979. He co-founded Conant Construction in Weston, Massachusetts during the mid-1970’s. He remodeled a home on Derby St in West Newton, MA, which is where he started his family. Later he moved his family to Maine in mid-1980’s where he continued to work the building/remodeling industry.
His interests included woodworking, bird carving, making knives from his forge, bow hunting, fishing, black powder rifles, muscle cars, street rods and all automotive history. He built a 1967 Shelby Cobra, SC replica with his son Chris in the early 2000’s. This car brought over twenty trophies collectively. He was an active member of the Waltham Pushrods, car club. He was also an active participant in the local Maine car clubs being a regular at “cruise nights.” Paul was well versed and fascinated with Native American history/culture, weaponry and wildlife. One of his favorite museums in the world was the Higgins Armory in Worcester, MA. He is survived by his three sons: Marc (wife Judy), Chris (wife Mindy) and Keith (dog Jack). Grandsons, Malcolm and Simon, granddaughter, Luci. He is also survived by his two siblings, Anne Cassidy and Phyllis Perry.
A visitation hour will be held from 10-11 am on July 11, 2019, at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, ME 04096. A Memorial Service will follow at 11 am.
Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to sign Paul’s online guest book. In lieu of flowers, Paul had two requests for donations: With his respect for the United States Armed Forces and for those who have sacrificed everything for this country, donations can be made to the Navy SEAL Foundation at navysealfoundation.org With his special love for Luci Bourgeois and Sea Turtles, donations can be made to seeturtles.org
- Narciss Bourgeois, Father
- Headwig Bourgeois, Mother
- Marc Bourgeois, Son
- Judy Bourgeois, Daughter-in-law
- Chris Bourgeois, Son
- Mindy Bourgeois, Daughter-in-law
- Keith Bourgeois, Son
- Malcolm Bourgeois, Grandson
- Simon Bourgeois, Grandson
- Luci Bourgeois, Granddaughter
- Anne Cassidy, Sister
- Phyllis Perry, Sister
- Visting Hours Thursday, July 11, 2019
- Memorial Service Thursday, July 11, 2019
July 12, 2019
Dear Marc,Chris and Keith we were heartbroken upon hearing the sad news. Although we were not constant companions we feel like we lost a treasured friend. Our families shared so much in a short few years but they were the best times! Al ways will remember the boat rides at the cottage with "The captain". He was a true gem of a friend. Sincerely Marty and Dennis Muldoon
July 10, 2019
Keith and Paul.
CV-64 USS Constellation- mid 1990's
July 7, 2019
I spoke with Paul just a month ago and he seemed very positive. I am shaken by the bad news of his passing. I got to know Paul when he was in Waltham Hospital in the mid-'50s. I expected to see Paul this summer on my way to Liberty, Me. I will miss his bright smile and cheery personality. A great guy. RIP
Fellow Push Rods member,
July 7, 2019
I am stunned to hear of Paul's death! I have only the most wonderful memories of him at the cottage, his utter joy and love of his sons, his kindness, warmth and humor. He spoke about his volunteering in the schools introducing woodworking to the kids and his eyes shone with the memory. He helped me to waterski for the very first time, because I trusted him absolutely and he was patient and enthusiastic! I last spoke to him several years ago. The world is less friendly and a colder place without him. Thinking of Marc, Keith and Chris and what legacy of love he leaves behind. I live in WA state so cannot travel to the service but wish I could be with you honor his life. My deepest condolences!
Gene and Marcia Richard
July 2, 2019
To the sons - Marc, Chris, and Keith,
Your dad was such a delight to visit. We would tease him, that we could eat off the garage floor. He was a “ Man for All Seasons”, for he could do everything and anything. We have fond memories of spending the day at the lovely lakeside home you had years ago where we first met all of you. You don’t really know us, as I am Dick Perry’s cousin and friend. My wife Marcia and I always visit the Perry’s in Maine during the summer.
Thinking of you all on this very sad journey,
Gene and Marcia Richard, Crofton, Maryland
July 2, 2019
Our sincere condolences to the whole Bourgeois family.
May Paul forever Rest in Peace 💕
Love, Donnamarie & Patrick.
July 1, 2019
Paul and I became friends soon after he began working on carpentry projects for me several years ago - both at home and at work. Such a skilled man and wonderful craftsman. I would run into him from time to time around Yarmouth, and he always greeted me with a warm smile and big hug. I will never forget the day that he and Christopher showed up at my office with flowers for my birthday. I will treasure the times we spent together, especially the last visit we had 2 weeks ago at his home, before he passed away. I promise to keep his last words to me as a regular reminder, which were "Don't Wait." Don't put off those things you desire to do.
Paul, you are loved, will be remembered and missed, and will always hold a special place in my heart.