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Joseph Bourassa, 61, formerly of Lawrence, died December 3 from injuries sustained in an accident near his home in San Francisco. He was the son of Cecile Bourassa of Bradford, Mass., and the late Emile Bourassa.
Joe leaves his husband of 40 years, David Dietrich of San Francisco. He also leaves brothers Daniel (Linda) Bourassa of Atkinson, N.H., John (Virginia) Bourassa of Hayward, Calif., Kevin Bourassa of Bradford, Mass.; sisters Louise Mallory of Antioch, Calif., and Carol (David) Keating of Bradford, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews.
Joe attended UMass Amherst and continued his education in California. He recently retired from the California State Compensation Insurance Fund, where he worked for the IT Department. Joe was an accomplished chef, and he and David loved to entertain their many friends with dinner parties at their home. The couple also have friends in Hawaii where they enjoyed vacationing. Joe's smile and quick wit will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Memorial service plans are incomplete.
Published on December 5, 2017
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