Donald F. Bouchard, 81, of Vernon, formerly of Manchester, growing up in New London, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Manchester Manor surrounded by his loving family.
Born April 16, 1932, in St. Albans, Vt., he was a son to the late Leo and Hortense (LaDue) Bouchard. He served his country proudly with the U.S. Army
, and was a veteran of the Korean War
. He was employed as a produce manager for 20 years at the Manchester Stop & Shop, retiring in 1985, and also owned and operated a produce market for Lake Park Farmer's Market in Lake Park, Fla. He enjoyed camping, coin collecting, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his daughters, Michelle, and her husband, Sal DiMauro, of South Windsor, Rene, and her husband, Larry Zarrella, of Plainville, Denise, and her husband, Mike Karoyli, of Unionville, and MaryLou Intravia of Farmington; nine grandchildren Joseph, Meghan, Chelsea DiMauro, Amie and Stephanie Zarrella, and Danielle Zarrella Lenois, and her husband, James Lenois, Mikey Karoyli, Paul Intravia, and Kathleen Kocatas; and three great-grandchildren, Madison Franco and Alexa and Ella Lenois. He also leaves his brothers, Gerald of St. Albans, Vt., Kenneth of Boston, Mass., and Richard of New London; sister, Nancy of Old Lyme; and several nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, James Bouchard; sister, Shirley Vendetta; and brother-in-law, Ron.
Calling hours for Don will be held from 9 to 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor, with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 11 a.m. from St. Francis of Assisi Church, South Windsor. Burial with military honors will conclude in Wapping Cemetery, South Windsor.
Memorial contributions may be made in Don's name to the
, 825 Brook St., I-91 Tech Center, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.
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