Caribou - Gerry H. Bouchard 76, passed away peacefully October 8, 2020 at a Bangor hospital. He was born in Caribou February 28, 1944 the son of the late Joseph and Isabelle (Chambers) Bouchard. Gerry was a 1962 graduate of Caribou High School. After serving with the US Army during Vietnam, he worked in various sales positions, notably selling heavy equipment and machinery for Caterpillar Inc (CAT). One of Gerry’s aspirations was to own a grocery store. In 1982, he had the opportunity to realize his dream when he purchased the Washburn Food Mart in Washburn. He not only took pride in his business, but truly enjoyed the friends he made during his time in business. Due to declining health he sold the store in 1993.
He is survived by his beloved wife of over 35 years, JoAnne (Maynard) Bouchard of Caribou, his stepsons; Mark Gahagan of Caribou and Bucky Gahagan and wife Estelle of Glenburn. One special grandson Gabe Gahagan who will forever miss his “Gumpy”. Three brothers; Joseph, Robert and Reginald Bouchard all of Caribou, several nieces and nephews. Mr. Bouchard was predeceased by sisters, Adelia “Dolly” Bouchard, Mavis “Mamie” Gahagan, and brothers Dwayne, Dale and Richard “Dick” Bouchard. Private family services with military honors will be held at the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery, Caribou. Those who wish to remember Gerry in a special way, may do so through the Maine Veterans Home, 163 Van Buren Road, Suite 2, Caribou, Maine 04736.
I was so sad to hear of Gerry’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you Joanne and to your family.
JoAnne, I am so sorry for your loss of Gerry. My condolences to you and all the family.
Thinking of you JoAnne and the rest of the family during this most sorrowful time. Gerry was one of the sweetest guys I have known, who faced challenges with great wit and determination. May he rest in peace.
Dwayne & Lynn Dow
Sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Dwayne & Lynn Dow
Sorry to hear about your loss. We will be keeping you and your family in our prayers.
Sorry to hear of your loss.
Dear Joanne. So sorry to hear of the loss of Gerry. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Love and prayers.