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Maurice Frank Bolduc Sr.
Maurice F. Bolduc Sr., 87, passed away at the Tidewell Hospice Facility in Venice, FL on Saturday, April 6, 2019 following a period of declining health. Maurice was born on May 18, 1931 in Gilford, son of the late Charles H. and Ora (Theberge) Bolduc. He grew up on the Bolduc Farmstead in Gilford. He married Rita (Robert) Bolduc in 1955 and they raised their family of seven children in Tilton before he and Rita retired to New Port Richey, FL in 1989.
Maurice was a Staff Sergeant in the Army during the Korean War. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of the American Legion Post #49 in Northfield, the VFW Post #1698 in Franklin and was a 4th degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus Council 428 in Laconia. Maurice was a former active parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Church of St. Gabriel's Parish in Tilton and St. Michael's Church in New Port Richey, FL.
Maurice was employed for many years by Scott & Williams and worked at Tilton School as Head of Maintenance until his retirement. He will be remembered as the guy to call if you needed assistance for any number of things. Family, friends and neighbors could count on his knowledge of how to fix just about anything. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, reading, making puzzles and simply tinkering. He also was famous for the beautiful dollhouses that he would build for his granddaughters, as well as the many dollhouses he would build and donate to the Church for their fundraisers.
His family members include his seven children, Jeanne M. Bolduc and her partner Bill Brown of North Hartland, VT; Kathleen A. and Thomas DuBois of Gilmanton; Roger H. Bolduc of Sanbornton, Marie Y. and David Duprey of Laconia; Claire A. and Bob Estes of Tilton; Maurice F. Jr. and Marilyn Bolduc of Venice, FL and Michael R. and Danielle Bolduc of Gilmanton. He leaves his 17 grandchildren; Amy Mattlage Gorton, Thomas DuBois II, Nicole DuBois Rogers, Stephanie Bolduc Simpson, David Bolduc, Lauren Bolduc Walden, Joshua Clairmont, Audrey Clairmont Stock, Elyssa Clairmont, Robert Frakes, Robert Estes, Richard Estes, Maurice Bolduc III, Aidan Bolduc, Blake Bolduc, Chance Bolduc and Drake Bolduc. He was also Great-Grandfather to 12 great grandchildren.
Maurice's surviving siblings are Ernest Bolduc, Anita Bolduc McKeown, Lauretta Bolduc Seabeck, Helen Bolduc Gaudet and Robert Bolduc. He was predeceased by his wife, Rita (Robert) Bolduc; his parents Charles and Ora Bolduc, brothers; Kenneth Bolduc, Charles "Sam" Bolduc, Roland Bolduc, Reverend Hector Bolduc and Armand Bolduc, sisters; Theresa Bolduc Tracy, Marie Bolduc and Barbara Bolduc Colby as well as daughter-in-law, Martha Clark Bolduc.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary of the Assumption Church of St. Gabriel Parish in Tilton. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery in Tilton.
Memorial donation in memory of Maurice, may be made to the charity of one's choice.