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Joseph C. Bouchard, 77, a Maynard, MA resident for 47 years, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, MA. He was the beloved husband of 49 years to Cheryl S. (Szwarc) Bouchard.
Joseph was born in Machias, ME on August 3, 1942 to the late Claude J. and Phyllis P. (Donaghy) Bouchard and he was raised in his beloved hometown of Eastport, Maine.
Joseph is also survived by twin daughters, Nicole Brown and husband George of Billerica, Claudine Underwood and husband James of Boylston; twin daughters, Sarah Meade of Hopedale, Anne Bouchard and partner Sean Mahoney of Boylston; a sister, Maureen Cushing and husband Martin of Glenburn, ME; a brother, William Bouchard and wife Paula of Eastport, ME; a sister-in-law, Carole Szwarc of Murraysville, PA; 5 grandchildren, Natalie and Jordan Underwood, Joseph, Charlotte and Amelia Meade; many nieces, nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his parents; 3 siblings, Annette Galen, Thomas Bouchard, Ronald Bouchard and a brother-in-law, Howard Galen.
Joseph was an electrical engineer who worked 20 years for Digital and then for White Electronics. He is a proud veteran of the Vietnam Era having served in the U.S. Navy from 1964 through his honorable discharge in 1968. He is a life member of the DAV, as well as a member of the American Legion Post #235, Maynard Rod & Gun Club and the Maynard Eagles Club.
Visiting hours are Sunday, Oct. 27th, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton, MA, with a prayer service at the conclusion of visiting at 5:00 P.M. Interment at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joseph may be made to Salvatore Padula Chapter 82, Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 229, Marlborough, MA 01752-5505. For obituary, directions or to leave an online condolence please visit his memorial page at www.actonfuneralhome.com