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773 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Phone: 781-893-6260
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Gerald Bourgeois

Gerald Alderic Bourgeois

Saturday, July 14th, 1934 - Sunday, July 19th, 2020
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Gerald A. Bourgeois

Of Fitchburg formerly of Waltham, passed away peacefully Sunday morning July 19th, 2020 after a period of declining health at UMass Memorial Health Alliance of Leominster at the age of 86.

Born on July 14, 1934 in Bouctouche, New Brunswick, Canada; son of the late Alderic Bourgeois and Madeleine (Allain) Bourgeois. Gerald immigrated to the United States in 1962 and resided in Waltham for 50 years before moving to Fitchburg to live with his daughter 4 years ago.

Gerald was employed as a Union Carpenter with the Carpenter's Union Local #328 throughout his life.

He was a faithful parishioner of Saint Joseph’s Church in Waltham for years before it closed and then at Sacred Heart Church in Waltham.

Gerald was an active and devoted member of the French-American Victory Club.

In his spare time he had a passion for fishing and enjoyed traveling. His greatest enjoyment in life came from spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Gerald is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Maria (Allain) Bourgeois; his loving and devoted children Cecile Arsenault and her husband Donald and their children Renelle of Richibuctou-Village, New Brunswick and Joel Arsenault (Jason Starratt) of Halifax, Nova Scotia; Denise Bourgeois of Fitchburg; Gisele Bourgeois and her husband Paul Nowlan of Westminister and daughter Lyndsey of Boston; Andre Bourgeois and his late wife Magella of Waltham and their children Micheal and his wife Lyndsey of Fitchburg and Charlene Bourgeois (Chaliita JLyn and daughter Khiana) of Hudson; Paul Bourgeois and his wife Marianne and their children Nicole, Emily and Maggie of Fitchburg; and Linda Nowlan and her husband Joseph and their children Jennifer of Gardner and Matthew Nowlan (Angela Przymusik) of Hubbardston; his cherished great great grandchildren Michael Anthony Bourgeois and Jayden Rae Arsenault-Starratt; and his dear brothers Lionel Bourgeois and his wife Helena of Framingham and the late Alfred Bourgeois and his wife Alberte of St.Joseph de Kent, New Brunswick. In addition he is survived by many nieces & nephews.

For the safety of those we love and care about during this difficult time, and for those who wish to pay their respects to his family; can do so in accordance with CDC, Federal and State guidelines in the Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons Memorial, 773 Moody Street, WALTHAM on Friday July 24th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in Gerald’s memory to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box # 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777or
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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 24th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Friday, July 24th, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    The Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons
    773 Moody Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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  • Service

    Friday, July 24th, 2020 | 6:00pm
    Friday, July 24th, 2020 6:00pm
    The Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons
    773 Moody Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Sry Snn Bourque

Posted at 07:12pm
I saw the notice of Gerald too late to attend. My sympathy to you Maria and your family. Gerald was always so friendly wherever we met. I believe Peter sponsored him many years ago. Mary Ann Bourque.

Della Leblanc

Posted at 05:30pm
So sorry about your loss Maria and family he will be miss R.IP my dear Gerald

Bob Dwyer

Posted at 09:23am
Gisele and family, our deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad, husband, and friend. Let your memories bring you the peace you need in your grief. Prayers and love, Bob and Kathy Dwyer

Vallorie O'Donnell

Posted at 07:41pm
I was sad to hear of your fathers passing. I have fond memories spending time with your family at home, camping and at the cottage. He was such a caring and giving man. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Vallorie O’Donnell and family

GaryChristine NB

Posted at 07:09pm
Wishing we could be with you all during this difficult time. Our fond memories of mon oncle Gerald with live in our hearts forever. Such a devoted husband, father, grand father, great grand father, uncle and friend to so many. My childhood memories of him are days at the beach, clam bakes, lobster bakes in memere and pepere's back yard followed by ice cream at the dairy bar here in New Brunswick. Trips between New Brunswick and Waltham in the station wagon. In Waltham, he would go get us kids pizza at the Chateau as a "midnight snack"...before the news started, of course. He wouldn't miss the news!! Love Christine, Gary, Matthew, Anabelle and Oceane

leona hebert Posted at 07:56pm

Our condolences to all the familly...we remember him making us laugh when we were going to Alyre and Edmee Bourgeois ..he was such a nice guy. Our prayers and taughts are with you all..Claude and Leona Hebert 🙏🙏

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