Ernest Boudreau
1930 - 2021
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Ernest "Ernie" Boudreau, 90, formerly of Brattleboro, VT passed away peacefully on January 17th, 2021 at the Vermont Veterans' Home in Bennington, VT. He was born in Bridgeport, CT on August 20, 1930 to the late Camille and Bibiane (Legere) Boudreau. He attended schools and resided in Athol, MA later moving to Brattleboro, VT in 1999.

Ernie enlisted and honorably served the United States Marines from 1952 - 1954 during the Korean War. He worked several jobs including Union Butterfield a/k/a Union Twist Drill in Athol, MA; Green Mountain Security at Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power in Vernon, VT; and spent 10 years working in Security for Pinkerton prior to retirement.

He was a man of great faith and enjoyed playing the guitar and piano as well as many other musical instruments, often writing his own songs. He was a cantor for the Catholic Masses in Athol, Orange and Petersham, Mass. He was active in several music and worship programs in churches, senior centers, and nursing homes throughout Vermont and Massachusetts. Ernie was a man of many interests. He enjoyed music, canoeing, dancing, puzzles, writing, billiards, and reading. He is kindly remembered by some as the "hug" doctor and was loved by many.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Rosalie May (Clark) (Vitello) Boudreau; and his brother Leo Boudreau.

He is survived by his children Christine Collins of Wells, ME; Cynthia Clark and her husband Wayne of Hubbardston, MA; Mark Boudreau and his wife Jacquelyn of Athol, MA; Stepchildren Darlene Gamache and her husband Gary of Orange, MA; Lorraine Boudreau and her husband Dean of Athol, MA; Peter Vitello and his wife Tracy of Temple, NH; and Gina Vitello-Shepard and her husband Stewart of Brattleboro, VT; siblings Angie Chiasson and Francis Boudreau; and many grand and great grandchildren which he adored, and who adored him.

SERVICES: A graveside burial will be held at Mather Cemetery in Brattleboro, VT in the Spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Gathering Place, 30 Terrace Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301.

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Published in Athol Daily News on Jan. 25, 2021.
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February 23, 2021
We enjoyed Ernie very much in the line dance classes at the Brattleboro Senior Center. We miss his "hugs" that he so warmly shared with all of us. In Sympathy, Richard and Margo Langlois
February 5, 2021
Ernie made friends wherever he went. His gentle humor added sparkle to a conversation. He will be remembered for sharing his music and faith. Mary and Paul Miller
Ernie made friends wherever he went. His gentle humor added sparkle to a conversation. He will be remembered for sharing his music and faith. Mary and Paul Miller
mary miller
January 23, 2021
Gary Gamache
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