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Mary M. Bouchard

May 21, 2017

Mary M BouchardMary M. Bouchard, 96, passed away at her home on S. Massey St., Watertown on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Wednesday, May 24, from 4 - 7PM. A prayer service will be at the funeral home on Thursday, May 25, at 9:15AM followed by the funeral mass celebrated at St. Patrick's Church at 10AM with Msgr. Robert Aucoin, pastor, presiding. Burial will be in Black River Cemetery.

Mary was born on Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada on April 12, 1921, daughter of Francis M. and Elizabeth (Taylor) Baker. She attended Deferiet Grade School and graduated from Augustinian Academy, Carthage.

On Valentine's Day, 1946 she married Clarence J. Bouchard at St. Rita's Church, Deferiet. Mr. Bouchard died November 5, 1976.

She worked in the test lab at St. Regis Paper Co., Deferiet. She then began her career at Jefferson Rehabilitation Center, Watertown in 1968 and retired as a Sheltered Workshop Supervisor in 1988 after 20 years of service to the center.

Mary was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church. She enjoyed traveling with her sisters along with close friends.

She is survived by her three children, Marjorie A. "Marge" O'Brien, Syracuse, Robert J. Bouchard and wife, Sharon, Sackets Harbor, and Patricia E. Zaremba and husband, Arthur "Art" Jr., Watertown; 8 grandchildren, Shannon Exford, Eugene M. O'Brien, James J. O'Brien, Catherine A. Reidy, Lindsay A. Bouchard, Graig Zaremba, Justin Zaremba, and Ashley Carducci, 17 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Richard A. Smith, Deferiet; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with her husband, Clarence, she was predeceased by her three sisters, Dorothy Parmele, Eileen Baker, and Elizabeth "Betty" Smith.

Mary's family would especially like to express their thanks to her caregiver, Mona Lentine, and the Hospice staff. In lieu of flowers, the family requests masses in her name or donations to St. Patrick's Church, 123 S. Massey St., or Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., both in Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to her family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#13 Susan Hunt 2017-07-17 11:07
Patti and family, We were so saddened to hear of your mom's passing. She was a wonderful lady and so very fortunate to have been surrounded by the love of her family until the end. Thinking of you all.
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#12 Art Kurtz 2017-05-30 17:44
Bob, Sorry to read of your mother's passing. My Aunt, Julia Belcher, the last of my parents' generation, also died in Watertown the same day as your mother.
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#11 The Parmeles 2017-05-25 19:20
We have so many memories of Aunt Mary. We loved her dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May she rest in peace now. Love, Pat, Chris , Matt , Monica and Aaron
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#10 Perry Shuman 2017-05-25 09:35
Sorry fo you loss
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#9 Perry Shuman 2017-05-25 06:44
Sorry for your loss
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#8 Dean Gillan 2017-05-24 09:23
Bob and Sharon, So sorry for your loss!
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#7 Vivian Burdick 2017-05-22 23:09
Patty, Your Mom lived a very good, long, and happy life because of the great care you gave her! That special time and the memories will always remain in your heart forever. She was a very lucky Mother to have you and your other family members around her for so many years. May she rest in peace. My sincere condolences are extended to the entire family, Love, Vivian
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#6 Patty Howell 2017-05-22 22:39
Dear Patti so sorry to here of your Mom
Passing I know it has been a long journey
Praying for you and your family.
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#5 Mary Hoistion 2017-05-22 18:56
Bob and Sharon: So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.
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#4 Jim Burnett 2017-05-22 17:29
Sorry for your loss, please accept my condolences
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