Leo P. Boudreau, age 91 died April 15, 2019 surrounded by his loving family and where he chose to be, in his own home where he lived for 64 years. He was the youngest of three children of Louis and Elmina (Giasson) Boudreau. He was predeceased by older brothers, Joseph of Virginia and Wilfred of Waterville Leo’s career started in 1945 when he was drafted for military service. He did his training in Fort McClellan, Alabama for a few months. He re-enlisted in the Army Air Corps for a year and a half where his served his first year at in Hickham Field in Oahu, Hawaii. He then served the last 6 months at Harmon Field in Guam. He spent 3 weeks on the ocean then landed in Seattle Washington where he received his Honorable Discharge with the rank of Corporal.
From 1947 until 1952 he worked for the CPR Canadian Railroad. In June of 1950, he married, Marie Anne Veilleux, daughter of the late Alfred P. and Eva (Labonte) Veilleux and had four children, Glenn, James, Doreen and Kerry. In 1953 he went to work for H. / W. Company and Scott Paper Company. For the next 33 years he worked In the woodsland department, starting as a scaler, assistant foreman, log foreman, truck foreman and ending his career as a dispatcher at the Marshal yard where he retired in 1986. He enjoyed his retirement for 33 years.
In 2015 his children celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary and fun was had by all. He was looking forward to celebrate their 69th this year.
Leo leaves behind his wife Marie Anne of 68 years, 4 children-Glenn, his wife, Linda of Raymond,ME and their 3 children, James & Joni of Long Pond, ME and his two children, Doreen Andrews, husband Philip of Hudson, ME their 2 children and Kerry, his wife Betty and their two boys of Fairfax, VA, 2 sister in-laws Margaret Veilleux of Florida and Rollande Veilleux of Jackman.
He also leaves behind, 9 Grandchildren: Carrie, Adrien, Christine, Timmy, Dean, Ian, Allison Bagley, Ryan and Ethan and 7 Great Grandchildren, Alice, Connor, Brina, Philip, Cody, Henry and Amelia. Neighbors: Alan Crawford and his wife Lillian, Danielle Hale and Joe Bergeron, who are a big part of this family. He also leaves behind,many nephews, nieces and countless friends he felt were family.
His hobbies included: Keeping records of events that mattered in his life, making wooden toys, fishing, hunting, picking berries, Cribbage, making jar organizers and giving them away to people he knew would take care of them. His biggest passion was the pride he felt for his family and friends when accomplishments were made. He was a humble and kind man and never liked to be the center of attention but could light a room with his quick-witted remarks. Many of those remarks over the years became embellished stories.
He was a member of the American Legion and devoted a lot of his time to research all veterans where abouts and where they were laid to rest. He added to the wall décor
In lieu of flowers, his family wishes donations be made to the American Legion in his name.
His wishes were not to have a service, but a Celebration of his life and a Prayer at his gravesite, which will be planned for a later date.Arrangements are under the care and direction of Giberson Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To leave a condolence for the family and to view the online obituary, please visit www.gibersonfuneralhome.com
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