1932 – 2015

PORTLAND — Reginald J. Bouchard, 82, of Leeds, ends a full life of challenge and adventure and a busy life of doing on May 1, surrounded by family.

Born in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada, Sept. 23, 1932, he came to the U.S. at the age of 3 and lived in New Auburn.

He was a reporter, editor, publisher, author, world traveler, football player, engineer, scuba diver, restaurant owner, business man, inventor and home builder.

He owned and operated Reggie’s Clambake for a 10-year period. He served from 100 people to 500 people at a time. The unique cookers he used were invented by him.

He was married 57 years to Murielle Bergeron of Lewiston. Other survivors are Neena in New Hampshire; and a son, Michael of Manchester; a daughter-in-law, Lynn; two stepgrandsons; and two great-stepgrandchildren.

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