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Raymond J. “Butch” Bouchard, Jr., 72, passed away April 30, 2017, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston surrounded by his loving family.
Ray was born and educated in Haverhill, son of the late Raymond and Lillian R. (Donovan) Bouchard. He proudly served the city as a firefighter for the Haverhill Fire Department for many years, until his retirement. Ray was the ultimate outdoorsman and lifelong accomplished hunter and fisherman. He has held membership with the Haverhill Hound Rod & Gun Club and was a skilled marksman. Ray was happiest when helping others in need and was always thoughtful to relay a kind word of compliment. He will be remembered for his quick wit, keen sense of humor, and friendly personality. He was a devoted husband, loving father, dedicated grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Donna (Dinges) Bouchard; their children and spouses, Brian Bouchard and Anne-Marie of Atkinson, Dennis Bouchard of Derry, N.H., Susan Shaw and Paul of Bradford; and siblings, Jeanne Carole Sampson of Haverhill, Sandra Malenfont of New Jersey, Randy Bouchard of Raymond, N.H., and Anthony Bouchard of Seabrook. He leaves his adoring grandchildren, Nicole Eldridge and husband, Jordan of Chatham, Ill., Brett Bouchard, and Cole Bouchard of Atkinson, Cody Shaw and Tyler Shaw of Bradford; two great-grandchildren, Nikolas Eldridge and Noah Eldridge; several nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Friday, May 5, 2017, from 9 until 11 a.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. Funeral services will follow in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Burial will then be held in Linwood Cemetery, John Ward Avenue, Haverhill.
Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook or www.comeaufuneral.com.
Published on  May 3, 2017
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