William F. Chouinard, 79, of Weymouth, died Wednesday. He was born to the late Raoul and Anna Chouinard, Jan. 21, 1935, in Holyoke. Bill graduated from Holyoke High School in 1952, enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served honorably during the Korean War and received a BA in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1960. He married Lauretta Hourin in 1963; they lived together and raised their family in Hanover, before relocating to Weymouth in 1988. Bill was Executive Vice President of the Boston Chamber of Commerce, an independent business owner, consultant to the Newark Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director of the Ironbound Manufacturers Association. He retired in 2002. He was an avid golfer and spent much of his retirement at the Green Harbor Golf Club in Marshfield. Bill served on the board at the Joslin Diabetes Center, was active in their summer camp program and had several family members afflicted by diabetes. Bill is survived by his wife of fifty years, Lauretta H. Chouinard; and three sons and their wives, Robert A. Chouinard and Patricia A. Chouinard of Hingham, Peter F. Chouinard and Penelope M. Chouinard of Livermore, Calif., and William J. Chouinard and Jennifer V. Piccioli of Franklin. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Matthew B. Chouinard, Michelle E. Chouinard, Elizabeth M. Chouinard, Sofia C. Chouinard, Chloe A. Chouinard and Connor F. Chouinard. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Church of Saint Francis Xavier, 236 Pleasant Street, South Weymouth. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Bills memory to Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Suite 745, Boston, MA 02215. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Apr. 11, 2014