1917 – 2003

BIDDEFORD – Yvonne. B. Bolduc, 86, passed away on Sept. 18, after a long battle with cancer. Her strength and determination during her health struggle in the past two years were an example of how strong the will to live can be. Above all, it is her love and concern for her family which will be remembered most.

She was born in Spaulding, Quebec, on April 13, 1917, the daughter of Anna and Josaphat Fecteau.

As a young woman, she lived and worked in Quebec City, at time in her life she truly loved.

She married Royal Bolduc in Quebec in 1940. They began their life together in New Hampshire in the lumber camps he owned.

They later moved to Colebrook, N.H., and their three children were born during this time.

In the early 1950’s, she and her husband moved to Mexico, and later Rumford.

He was the founder and President of Andover Wood Products, a furniture manufacturing plant still in operation today.

She loved to sing and play the piano and organ. She was actively involved in the area Catholic churches and their choirs, as well as the local theater group. Cooking and gardening, and especially growing roses, gave her great pleasure.

Her husband died in 1973. She later moved to Auburn and South Portland to be closer to her children. She loved to travel and she wintered in Florida.

She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Martha Bolduc of Old Orchard Beach, Peter and Nancy Bolduc of Cape Elizabeth, and Francis and Theresa Bolduc of Andover and Mims, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gerard and Herve Fecteau both of Canada; and three sisters, Susan Woodard, Cecile Nadeau (both of New Hampshire) and Alice Bouchard also of Canada.

She was predeceased by three sisters, Edna Gadwah, Claire Potvin and Marie Anna Beloin; and a stepfather, Fidele Landry.

The family wishes to thank Beacon Hospice and the Southridge Nursing Home for their care of Yvonne.

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