SWANTON — Marguerite Therese Boulerice, age 80 years, died peacefully Tuesday evening, Feb. 11, 2014, at her County Road home in the arms of her loving husband Arthur.
Born in Ste. Remi, Quebec Canada on Nov. 11, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Antoine and Lucienne (DeRepentigny) Riendeau. She attended schools in Canada and also at the former St. Anne’s Academy in Swanton. On May 25, 1957, she was married to Arthur Gerard Boulerice who survives her. She was a longtime member of Holy Angels Roman Catholic Parish in St. Albans and the Women of the Moose, St. Albans Chapter 321.
In addition to her responsibilities as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Marguerite along with her husband and family owned and operated a large dairy farm located on Swanton’s County road for many years. She loved her grandchildren and accepted and loved any child that needed a mother. Marguerite was a wonderful cook and will be especially remembered for her amazing pies. She is also remembered as a quiet and patient lady who never complained about anything.
Besides her husband, Arthur, of nearly 57 years, Marguerite leaves her seven children, Monique Smith and husband, Allen, of Rocky Mount, Va., Normand Boulerice living on the farm in Swanton, Muriel Gutierrez and husband, Alex, of Rollinsford, N.H., Louise Ticehurst and husband, Michael, of Swanton, Maurice Boulerice and Robert Normandin of Milton, Lise Smith and husband, Keith, of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., and Allen Boulerice and his wife, Greta, of Swanton; grandchildren, Jonathan Smith and fiancée, Laura Conner, Gabrielle and Rose Smith, Shawn Dumas and Samantha Miller, Hannah Dumas and fiancé, Jason LaFlam, Maxwell Boulerice and Mack Smith; great grandson, Elijah Smith; three sisters, Lucille Choiniere and husband, Fabio, of St. Albans, Fernande Benjamin of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Michelle Riendeau of Apopka, Fla.; two brothers, Albin Riendeau and wife, Suzie, of Melbourne, Fla., and Gaston Riendeau and his wife, Aline, of Swanton; three sisters-in-law, Leona Pigeon of Burlington, Pauline Boulerice of St. Albans and Jeanne Begnoche of St Albans; a brother-in-law, Raymond Breton of Highgate Center and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at 11 a.m. from Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 241 Lake St., St. Albans City. Father Maurice J. Roy will be the celebrant and homilist. The Rite of Committal and Interment will take place later in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Friends may call at The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Gifts in Marguerite’s memory may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans 05478.
To offer private online condolences please visit: www.kiddermemorialhome.com.