Margaret M. Bolduc
HOWARD — Margaret M. Bolduc, 79, of Terrace Ridge Circle, Howard, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born June 26, 1929, in Gloucester, Mass., to the late Alfred and Ardrith (Moorehouse) Parady.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur Bolduc; daughters, Catherine of Boston, Mass., and Terry of Buffalo, Wyo.; a son, John of Hamilton, Mass.; brothers and sisters, Clifton (Marjory) Parady of Fort Myers, Fla., Shirley (Bucky) Saulnier of Gloucester, Mass., Jannette (William) Harvey of Tampa, Fla., Joyce (John) Vickery of Beverly, Mass., identical twin, Rose (Gilbert) Lane of Fullerton, Calif., and Gerald (Sophie) Parady and Faye (Robert) Brophy, both of Essex, Mass.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred Parady.
Margaret grew up in Gloucester, Mass., where she graduated from Gloucester High School in 1947. While working at the Gloucester branch of the Boston Mutual Insurance Co. she met her future husband, Arthur Bolduc. They were married on July 23, 1952, and lived in Rhode Island while Arthur was in the Navy. They had three children and moved to Ipswich, Mass., to raise their family.
Margaret worked as a waitress and bartender for most of her life. She loved serving and being around people. She also enjoyed bowling with the ladies on Monday and bingo anytime she could find a game.
When they retired, she and Arthur moved to Knox County, Ohio, to share Arthur’s love of farming. They had a roadside vegetable stand at the corner of Route 3 and Nunda Road just north of Amity. Because of Margaret’s health problems, they sold the farm last year and moved to a smaller home. She still continued to enjoy her outings with her husband to church at St. Luke, local restaurants and bingo.
Her living and activities were very restricted in the last years of her life due to emphysema from smoking. She was leashed to an oxygen supply and expensive medications. Yet she continued to smoke.
Her family asks that instead of flowers and gifts in her memory, that you quit smoking or help someone else quit. It is very hard to do, we don’t want to see other people suffer like she did in the end.
A memorial mass will be held on Monday, July 14, at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville. The Rev. Richard F. Snoke will be celebrant. Lunch will follow in St. Luke Community Center. The family will observe a private graveside service.
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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Margaret Bolduc.