WATERBURY - Raymond A. Boisvert, 83, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at VITAS Hospice, St. Mary's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the widower of the late Margaret M. (McGuire) Boisvert, who passed away in April 2009 after 55 years of marriage.
Born in Waterbury on Dec. 11, 1929, he was the son of the late August and Mary (Healy) Boisvert, and was a graduate of Leavenworth High. He had resided in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., with his wife for 14 years prior to their returning to Waterbury in 2008. Mr. Boisvert was employed by the City of Waterbury, retiring in 1991. He also served in the U.S. Army
receiving the Army of Occupation Medal with German Clasp and was honorably discharged in 1952. He enjoyed family events, bowling, model airplane building, puzzles and playing UNO. He was an avid fan of the UConn women's basketball team.
He is survived by three sons and two daughters and their spouses, Donald Boisvert and his wife, Sandra, of Wallingford, Raymond Boisvert and his wife, Deborah, of Montclair, Va.; Susan LaPerriere and her husband, Raymond; Dennis Boisvert and his wife, Marian and Lisa Gabriel and her husband, Joseph, all of Wolcott. Ray also leaves a brother, Robert Boisvert and his wife, Blanche, of Glastonbury; and several nieces and nephews. He was a loving grandfather to 15 grandchildren, James Boisvert and his fiancé, Justine Cappello, of Wallingford, Michelle Boisvert, of Middletown and Nicole Boisvert, of Wallingford, Stacy (Boisvert) Simmerman and her husband, Andrew, of Atoka, Tenn., Raymond and Andrew Boisvert, of Montclair, Va., Brian LaPerriere, of Wolcott and Kevin LaPerriere, of Fort Worth, Texas; Sara Boisvert of Waterbury, Thomas Boisvert and his wife, Erica, Christina and Conner Boisvert and Michael, Jacob and Leah Gabriel, all of Wolcott; and two great-grandchildren, Brendon LaPerriere and Savannah Simmerman. He was predeceased by one grandchild, Matthew Gabriel.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Edmund Caporaso, St Mary's Critical Care Unit and Sacred Heart 5 for their exceptional care and to the compassionate staff at VITAS Hospice who treated him with dignity and loving care.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Raymond may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
His family will receive relatives and friends at the Bergin Funeral Home, 290 East Main St., Waterbury, Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 9 to 10 a.m. Mass of Christian burial location will be determined and posted on www.berginfuneralhome.com
when available. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.