SOUTHBRIDGE — Edgar O.J. Boucher, 91, of Riverside Dr., North Grosvenordale, Conn., formerly of Southbridge, passed away on Sunday, July 22nd, at the Davis Place Nursing Home in Danielson, Conn., after a long illness.
His wife, Lucille T.M. (Joly) Boucher, passed away in 2008. He leaves his daughter, Lorraine Froehlich and her husband David of Woodstock Valley, Conn.; his son, Raymond Boucher and his wife Gloria of Monroe, N.C.; his step daughter, Gloria Alexander and her husband Bobby of Elizabethtown, Ky.; 7 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, John Boucher, and three sisters, Rose Flynn, Marie Gregoire and Doris Leveille. He was born in Southbridge the son of Albert and Marie (Paquette) Boucher. Edgar was a US Army Veteran of World War II.
Edgar worked in maintenance for many years for the American Optical Co. in Southbridge, retiring many years ago. He also owned and operated many years Ed’s Hi-Fi in Southbridge. Edgar was also a member of the American Optical Fire Department. He was a member of the Southbridge Police Auxiliary. He was a member of the VFW, the Franco-American Veterans and the American Legion, all in Southbridge. He was also a member of the former Southbridge Elks Lodge and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Southbridge. Edgar was also an avid card player.
His funeral will be held on Wednesday, July 25, from the Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, 130 Hamilton St., Southbridge, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in Notre Dame Church of the St. John Paul II Parish, 446 Main St., Southbridge. Burial will be in New Notre Dame Cemetery, Southbridge. Calling hours in the funeral home will be held on Tuesday, July 24, from 6 to 8 p.m.