Funeral services for Henry U. Bouchard, age 91, of United Helpers Nursing Home, will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Notre Dame Church at 12:00 noon with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 6, 2011 at Frary Funeral Home from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M and Saturday, May 7, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mr. Bouchard passed away on May 3, 2011, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.
Mr. Bouchard is survived by one son, Henry P. Bouchard and his wife, Kathleen, of Ogdensburg; four daughters, Claire Marlow, Paula Jacques and her husband Phillip, Gail Bouchard and her husband Gary, all of Ogdensburg, and Barbara Townsend and her husband, Jack, of New Hartford; one brother, Sylvio Bouchard of Massena; 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Winifred, on April 9, 2004; a brother, Joseph Bouchard; a granddaughter, Lawrelle Marlow; and a son-in-law, Lawrence Marlow.
Mr. Bouchard was born on March 21, 1920, in Ormstown, Quebec, Canada, the son of John and Clara Hebert Bouchard. He graduated from Massena Central High School in 1940. He was in the first group of athletes to be inducted into Massena High School's Hall of Fame for excelling in sports. He married Winifred Sholette on November 28, 1942, at Xavier Cathedral in Alexandria, Louisiana with Father Corcoran officiating. He served in the US Army during the European Theatre Operation in World War II. He served in the US Army Reserves where he earned the rank of Captain. While in the military, he earned the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and the Bronze Star. He also received the French Croix de guerre. In 1957, he and his wife assumed ownership of Ted’s Bakery from his father-in-law, Ted Sholette. They made the famous Ted’s donuts and pies for over forty years, retiring in the fall of 1987.
Mr. Bouchard was a member of Notre Dame Church, the AMVETS, St. Lawrence Valley Sportsmen Club. Mr. Bouchard enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, card games, and walking.
Donations may be made in his memory to United Helpers Foundation, 8101 State Highway 68, Ogdensburg, NY 13669, Notre Dame Heritage Fund, P.O. Box 149, Ogdensburg, NY 13669, or Wounded Warriors Project at (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org).