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Yves Joseph “Frenchy” Bolduc, 75, of Lexington Park died May 23, 2012, at home, with his family by his side.
Born Jan. 23, 1937, in Magog, Quebec, Canada, he was the son of the late Emil Joseph Bolduc and the late Alida (Berard) Bolduc. He became a United States naturalized citizen in 1960.
He enjoyed watching wresting and was he was a former wrestler himself. He was a Baltimore Ravens fan. He enjoyed hockey and tennis and baseball and golf. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed it most when he could bring his grandchildren with him. He thoroughly enjoyed visiting with family and friends. He never met a stranger. He was a woodworking craftsman and made many items from small crafts to large furniture and, complimented by his wife’s painting, they would make masterpieces together.
His most valued treasure was family “PopPop” loved to spend time with and spoil his grandchildren. He had a heart of gold and would give the shirt off his back to someone in need.
In addition his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Marie Desautels Bolduc.
He is survived by his children, Andre Bolduc and wife, Lynda, Karen Deyette and Bryan and Ann M. Bolduc and partner, Cindy; his brothers, Norman Bolduc and Rene “Joe” Bolduc and wife, Cathy; his sisters, Lise Roberts and husband, Don, and Huguette and husband, Pete Zabeyda; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews and godchildren.
A gathering of family and friends and a service was held May 26 at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home in Charlotte Hall. The Rev. Joseph A. Calis officiated. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Charles Memorial Gardens in Leonardtown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.