Robert "Bob" G. Boucher, 76, long-time resident of Biddeford, passed away peacefully on May 16 at The Landing in Saco, Maine after battling Alzheimer’s for several years.
Bob was born on May 7, 1943 in Biddeford, Maine to parents, Desire and Juliette Boucher. He grew up working in his parents grocery store and graduated from St. Louis Catholic School. After serving in the Army overseas he moved to Lowell, Massachusetts where he met Deborah Matthews while working at Courier Citizen in Chelmsford. They were married in June 1973. The family relocated back to Biddeford in 1979.
Among his favorite things, Bob enjoyed learning about and working on Apple computers. Since high school, Bob had a subscription to Time magazine and would read it cover to cover every month. He also worked very hard on improvements and renovations to his home and on the apartment buildings he owned in Biddeford. He loved cats and had several cherished felines over the years. He was an original employee at MEMIC when the company opened in 1993 in Portland, Maine. He loved attending rock concerts such as Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, U2, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, and saw Janis Joplin perform in the '60s. As late as three years prior to his death, Bob planned trips for he and his brothers. He enjoyed his trip to the Ford museum in Michigan and the last trip was to the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Bob's wife, Debbie passed away in 2009, and he missed her every day.
His daughter Lauren, her husband Joshua Lowell, his grandchild Gwendolyn, his two brothers; Ronald and Daniel Boucher, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins survive him.
A memorial service will be held at 11am on June 8, 2019 at the chapel at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Saco, Maine. Interment will immediately follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Animal Welfare Society in West Kennebunk, Maine. www.animalwelfaresociety.org. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. To express condolences on line please visit www.hopememorialchapel.com .