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Boisvenue, Sharon Mrs. Sharon Lee Boisvenue (Simmons), age 70, of Grand Rapids, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Sharon is survived by her husband of 45 years, Raymond; her children: Michelle (Steve) Boisvenue-Fox, Steven (Rebecca) Boisvenue, Robert Boisvenue, Rebecca Boisvenue; grandchildren: Emma and Hayden Fox, Emma Lancour-Slaski, Claire, Josephine, Simon, Zelie and Leo; her sister, Barb (Terry) Wolf; sisters-in-law, June (Matt) Keller and Gloria Boisvenue and brother-in-law, Don (Lottie) Boisvenue; several nieces and nephews. She received her Bachelor Degree from Eastern Michigan University and a member of the Alpha Sigma Tau. Sharon taught in the Grand Rapids area in the Public, Private and Shepherds Flock for Special Needs Schools. Sharon fostered for Ten years and adopted two children. She was also a Girl Scout Troop Leader and life member. Sharon was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church and of the Mother of Sorrows Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order. The Mass of Christian Burial and Committal Service will be celebrated Thursday at 10:30 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Please meet at church. Interment Restlawn Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Arsulowicz Brothers East Mortuary, 937 Michigan St. NE where the Rosary followed by the Franciscan prayer service will be prayed at 7 PM. Memorial contributions to Our Mother of Sorrows Fraternity or the HELP Pregnancy Center will be appreciated.


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Published in Grand Rapids Press from Nov. 14 to Nov. 17, 2015.
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November 8, 2019
Sharon was a most loving compassionate and a great friend to us . we love her and Ray Happy 1st anniversary of getting your wings.
Helen Botschka
December 8, 2015
My prayers are with you and your family, Ray. May God bless you give you peace.
Jan Kaeding
November 19, 2015
Ray - please accept our sincere condolences. Shari was a wonderful person and will be missed by many family and friends. Jim & Linda Hake
November 19, 2015
Dear Ray and family.

I cannot express how saddened I am about your loss. You guys were truly an extended family as my sisters and I grew up. And I can't express how kind you all have been today. I know it doesn't help but everyone of you guys will be in my family's thoughts and prayers.

God Bless
Steven Reibeling
November 18, 2015
Dear Ray and family,
The notice of Sherry's passing didn't fully describe her many contributions to the community. Sherry, and you Ray, began the process of preserving Kentwood History by organizing the Historical Society so many years ago. She presented history to elementary school students through her traveling trunks and helped them become more aware of the past. She left a legacy that cannot be measured and the world is a sadder place because of her absence.
God bless and keep all of you.
Esther Middlewood, Chair
Kentwood Historical Preservation Commission.
November 18, 2015
Dear Ray and Family,
I am so sad to read of Shari's passing. She was as the others have said a very special and caring person. My prayers for all of you. Nancy Baum
Nancy Baum
November 18, 2015
My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Boisvenue Family (Raymond, Michelle, Steven, Robert, Becky and many more) regarding the loss of your wife, mother and friend. I carry fond memories of "Mrs. Boisvenue" carting Steve and I around as kids, St Mary Magdalen church in Kentwood, cheese Pringles and Hot Pockets and Sharon babysitting my oldest daughter as a toddler. Between work and family and her volunteered time, Mrs. Boisvenue was a very busy lady, but I am sure she felt blessed in knowing that she was making a difference in various lives. She left a lasting impression and was an example of someone who puts others before herself. May she be in a better place, watching over her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.
Paul Couturier
November 17, 2015
My prayers are with you and your family. I am thankful I was able to meet and spend time getting to know such a beautiful woman inside and out. Our few holidays we spent together will be forever a treasure in my heart. GOD BLESS.
Chrissy Franczak
November 17, 2015
To Shari
A special lite that shines for her
our love and prayers for her family
Helen and Pooja Botschka
Helen Botschka
November 17, 2015
Dear Ray and family
So sorry to read this. Shari was so special at our OPC meetings with Diane Cunningham. You were so great too. She will get to see my John who died 5-30-2015, we shared so many memories with our adopted children. May she rest in peace
Helen and Pooja Botschka
Helen Botschka
November 17, 2015
I am so sad that Sharie has left us, but I'm sure she si so happy now. She certainly shared her gifts of king with the special needs young people at St. John Vianney Church. What a wonderful example she was to all of us.
God bless Sharie and her family.
Jeanne Anne and Harry Hudson
November 16, 2015
I remember sharon when I was a little kid. She was my Girl scout leader. We used to take animals to the Olds Manor for the elderly people to visit. Sharon was a wonderful person. Prayers to her family and friends.
Lisa Fowler. (Bergevin)
November 16, 2015
Dear Ray and Family,
Sharon was a beautiful example to all of us. Thank you for sharing her with us.
Elaine and Dean Salisbury
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