Funeral services for Marion I. Bouchard, age 96, a resident of the St. Joseph’s Nursing Home and formerly of Proctor Avenue in Ogdensburg, will be held on Friday January 6, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. at Notre Dame Church with Rev. F. James Shurtleff and Rev. Joseph A. Morgan concelebrating. Entombment will follow at Foxwood Memorial Park.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Fox and Murray Funeral Home. Mrs. Bouchard passed away on Monday (January 2, 2012) at Claxton- Hepburn Medical Center surrounded by her family.
Surviving is her son, Gary Bouchard, and his wife, Gail, of Ogdensburg; three grandchildren, Michael Bouchard and his companion, Sarah Hanna, of Norfolk, VA, Alan Bouchard and his wife, Sue Ellen, of Ogdensburg, and Jacquelyn Bouchard of Ogdensburg; four great-grandchildren, Hannah Bouchard, Jacob Bouchard, Ethan Bouchard, and Lauren Bouchard; a brother-in-law, Edmund Bouchard of Ennis, MT; along with nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Bouchard; and a brother, Walter Santay.
Marion was born on July 16, 1915, in Ogdensburg, a daughter of the late Henry and Ida (Lavarnway) Santay. She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy and the Effie Lou Wallace Business School. She was employed at Newell Manufacturing for a few years and then moved to Rome, and worked for the Rome Cable Company. She then married Lawrence H. Bouchard on May 3, 1943, at St. Peter’s Church in Rome. The couple relocated back to Ogdensburg in 1946, and she became employed with A. Barton Hepburn Hospital as a floor secretary and was later the hospital TV hostess for several years. She retired in 1970 and enjoyed traveling with her husband, playing cards, her poodle dogs, spending time with her grandchildren, and enjoying sweets of all kinds.
Marion was a Notre Dame Parishioner, a life member of the Hepburn Hospital Auxiliary, an active Republican Party member, and a member of the local bridge clubs. Memorial contributions in Marion’s memory can be made to the Notre Dame Heritage Fund. Online condolences can also be made at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.