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Lena (Deschenes) Bouchard

July 17, 1934 ~ March 25, 2018 (age 83)

Lena (Deschenes) Bouchard, 83, of Bristol and formerly of Colchester, widow of the late O’Neil Bouchard, passed away peacefully on Palm Sunday (March 25, 2018).  Born July 17, 1934 in Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska, NB, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Adele (Berube) Deschenes.  Lena and Bouchard were married in New Brunswick in 1956 and moved to Connecticut thereafter to raise their family.  After their children were grown, Mrs. Bouchard had worked for Merrow Machine Co., Emhart Industries and finally New England Calendar before retiring in 1997.  She was a communicant of St. Andrew Church in Colchester and a former member of the Daughters of Isabella.  In addition to her loving husband of 53 years, who passed away May 5, 2010 and her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Micheline Squires on March 29, 2010; and eight siblings.  She leaves three children, Mario and Nancy Bouchard of Dearborn, MI, Michael and Krystyna Bouchard of Pt. Orange, FL and Liza Anderson of Middletown; a son-in-law, Richard Squires of Pt. St. Lucie; nine grandchildren, Kimberly, Dayna, Eric, Emily, Jared, Dawn, Brendon, Kamil and Anna; four great grandchildren, Arya, Casey, Zachary and Keegan; a stepbrother, David and Helen Salter of New Brunswick, Canada; and numerous extended family and friends.  The family will receive guests 5 – 7 PM Tuesday (March 27th) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester.  The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 10:30 AM Wednesday (March 28th) directly at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Ave., Colchester. Burial will follow in the New St. Andrew Cemetery.  Donations in her memory may be made to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, c/o University of Michigan Office of Development, 3003 South State Street, Suite 9000, Ann Arbor, MI 48109‑1288 or online at (

Donations may be made to:

Mott Children's Hospital
c/o University of Michigan Office of Development, 3003 South State Street, Suite 9000, Ann Arbor MI 48109-1288

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