1949 – 2016
AUGUSTA — Linda J. Boulgier went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 20, with her daughter, Amanda, by her side at Glenridge Nursing Home.
She was born in Lewiston on Jan. 10, 1949, to her parents, Marie and Justin Doane. Linda was raised in Mechanic Falls where she graduated from high school. She was the oldest of five siblings and enjoyed her role as the big sister. Linda was active in school sports, such as softball and cheerleading. She greatly enjoyed teaching Sunday school at the First Congregational Church of Mechanic Falls.
At the age of 19, Linda moved to Augusta to work at the Hallowell Shoe Company. It was there that she would meet the love of her life, Norman. They were married in Mechanic Falls on June 30, 1979. Linda and Norman spent 36 wonderful years together, always taking care of one another and never leaving each other’s side.
Linda was employed by Hallowell Shoe Company, Downeast Pharmacy in Winthrop, and Omnicare Pharmacy. Her most recent career was working as a receptionist at Augusta Pulmonary Medicine. She worked there for 10 years and faced every patient with a smile and a blood pressure cuff.
She was a long-standing member of the Augusta First Church of the Nazarene where she taught Sunday school, VBS and Junior Church for many years. Linda enjoyed camping with her family, visits to Camden, listening to the Gaithers, crocheting, drinking Coke and going to the Fryeburg Fair. Linda also loved going to Big Al’s in Wiscasset and was surprised when Big Al visited her while she was at Glenridge.
She is survived by her daughter, Amanda, and her husband, Scott, and grandson, Zachary. She is also survived by two sisters, Mavis and her husband, David of Dracut, Mass., and Colleen and her husband, Richard of South Paris; one brother, Brian and his wife, Ann, of Litchfield, N.H.; and many brothers- and sisters-in-law. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Linda is also survived by her close friend and boss, Dr. James Brassard, whom she considered a son. His care and love for Linda will always be cherished and never forgotten. The latest, and possibly greatest, joy in Linda’s life was her grandson. Zachary loved his Grammy B. They shared stories, hugs, songs and lots of love.
She was predeceased by her parents, Justin and Marie; brother, Alan; husband, Norman; and a baby daughter.
Linda’s family would like to thank MaineGeneral Hospice for the outstanding support and care that she was given over the past few months. Through the Hospice, Linda was able to pass peacefully and pain-free. The family would also like to thank all of the staff at Glenridge Nursing Home with special attention to the Valley wing. Thank you for treating her like she was your own family.