- May 27, 1930 - March 11, 2017
- Waltham, Massachusetts
of Joseph's Passing
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“On behalf of my parents Germie and Rita LeBlanc (now in nursing home care), please accept our sincere condolences. We fondly remember good times...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Doreen LeBlanc - Waltham, MA
“I'll never forget my one and only trip to Waltham, MA during a trip to Boston in 2010. Joe picked up me and his son, Alex, at the train station and...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Ryan Newcomb - Winston-Salem, NC
“I am saddened to hear of the passing of Eddie Joe. I have many memories of our family visits to The Boston States as my dad would say, and of your...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Denise Groves (Boudreau)
“Dear Annmarie - You have so often shared your love of your father with me. That will be a strong place in the family's heart now. Take care, dear...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Christine Seashore - Friend
“Trisha-- I'm so sorry to hear of your family's lost. I do know how very close your Dad was to you & your boys. My heart goes out to all of you! He...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Pauline Avallone - Family Friend
“To the Boudreau Family,My deepest condolences to everyone about the passing of Eddie Joe. I have so many Fond memories with Eddie joe , he always...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Jim Richard - Waltham/ Arlington, MA
“Mary and family:Mary please accept my condolences.Like everyone else,I was shocked to hear of Eddy Joe's passing.He was a good man,had a good sense...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Albert LeFort - Family
“Good bye Uncle Joe. Remember your visits to Cheticamp and you always came to visit us at the old house on the Planteau in the summertime. One night...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Patricia Haley-Tsui - Burnaby
“Sorry to hear the passing of Uncle Eddie Joe,our hearts are with you at this time.He was always so full of fun when we saw him.Love to Mary and...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Brian and Helen Tobin Sydney,N.S.
10 of 19 | Posted by: Nathan Blackwelder - Waltham, MA
“so sorry to hear of your loss , glad we were able to see Joe recently , always looked forward and enjoyed his visits to CheticampIsabel sends her...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: SANDRA CHIASSON Cheticamp Canada
“So sorry to hear of Eddy Joe's passing. It's hard not to think of him and not hear fiddle music in my mind. It was great that he and Henry made it up...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Marcel Boudreau - Family
“Mary and family. our sincere condolences on the passing of Eddy Joe. Out thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Paul and Lucy Ryan.
13 of 19 | Posted by: Paul Ryan - Waltham, MA
“I'm so sorry to hear about Uncle Joe's passing. I remember growing up with his laughter, jokes, music and love. Andy and I wish you peace as you...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Donna Turner - Reston, VA
“So sorry to hear about Uncle Eddie Joe's passing. Our sympathies are with you all. I will always remember his music - especially those days at "The...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Paul Boudreau - Dartmouth
“Will always miss his jokes and laughLove to you all wish I could be thereRoger
16 of 19 | Posted by: Roger Tobin - Sydney, Nova Scotia
“My condolences to the Boudreau Family on the passing of Joe. He was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor. My prayers are with all of you at...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Karen Osgood - Family Friend
“AnneMarie I am so sorry for your loss. May he rest in everlasting peace and watch over you and your family every day.
18 of 19 | Posted by: Jeannelle Hastie - KY - Coworker
“Joseph and rita leblanc and family want to offer our condolences to Mary and family and we will remember joe in our prayers
19 of 19 | Posted by: Joseph Leblanc - Waltham, MA
Waltham – Mr. Joseph E. Boudreau, of Waltham, died peacefully on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was 86.
Joe was born in Chéticamp, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, on May 27, 1930, to the late Alexander and Marie Ann (Aucoin) Boudreau. He moved to Waltham in 1953, where he met and seven years later married, Mary C. MacDonald, at Saint Gabriel's Monastery in Brighton. The couple made their lifelong home in Waltham.
Until his retirement Joe worked for more than twenty-five years as a materials handler and forklift operator for the General Motors Corporation in Framingham. After his retirement, he worked as a school bus driver for C&W Transportation in Lexington.
Joe was never far from his Cape Breton roots and had been a lifelong member of the French-American Victory Club in Waltham. He was a talented fiddler and an avid Boston Bruins hockey fan. He enjoyed fishing and playing cribbage, and for years he and Mary would take the kids camping on Cape Cod and in New Hampshire. Many vacations included a trip 'back home' to Canada.
In addition to his wife of fifty-six years, Mary, he leaves his children, Annmarie Boudreau of Waltham, Patricia Arciprete and her husband, Charles, of Lexington, Alexander J. "Sandy" Boudreau and his wife, Donna, of Sarasota, Florida, Daniel P. Boudreau and his wife, Pam, of Londonderry, New Hampshire and Gene Boudreau and his wife, Marianne, of Tewksbury; his grandchildren who affectionately called him "Pa": Gene, Joseph, Bailey, Erin, Cameron, Ryann, Jaxon, Callum, Logan, Joseph Robert, Morgan, Madison and Edward; his sister and brother, Isabel Roach of Chéticamp, Cape Breton and Henry Boudreau of Waltham and many nieces and nephews.
Joe was also a brother of the late Jeanette Haley, Eugene Boudreau, Wilfred Boudreau, Dennis Boudreau, Alice LaBarre and Albert Boudreau.
Family and friends will honor and remember Joe's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, March 17th, from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Jude Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.
Memorial donations may be made to the Saint Jude Shrine, 512 W. Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.