Roger Normand Bolduc made his last wildly inappropriate and probably sarcastic comment on February 18th 2021.
Roger was born in New Bedford, MA and immediately dubbed “our favorite child” to Azaire “Jerry” and Germaine (Maranda) Bolduc in August of 1936. Even though he was an only child, their constant love, support and caring far exceeded anything Roger deserved so they eventually sent him to live at Mt. Saint Charles High School in Woonsocket, RI to complete his high school years. Roger was an amazing basketball player who was known as “Goose”.
Roger was married and preceded in death by his overly devoted wife of 62 years Claudette LeRoux-Bolduc. His proudest accomplishments that came out of that union was a daughter, Claudine Bolduc of Wareham, MA and a son and daughter-in-law Robert & Adrianna Bolduc of Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Additionally he is survived by his 5 (why the hell did you have so many kids Claudine?) very spirited grandchildren - Daniel, Mathieu, Aidan, Julian & Kai’ana who still live and sponge off their mother in Wareham.
Roger’s demise will now allow them to emerge from his shadow.
Roger proudly volunteered for service in the United States Navy at the ripe old age of 22 and immediately realized he didn't much enjoy being bossed around. He only stuck it out for 2 years.
Roger’s employment history was very simple but one of his greatest accomplishments - A Plumber/Carpenter by trade and also served as the Plumbing Inspector for the Town of Rochester. His 65 plus years as a plumber and business owner is an outstanding milestone that let him into the most private of places in peoples homes. Half a dozen or so of these folks that Roger met might speak of him fondly if pressed.
Roger did not live an average life. He traveled where he wanted to travel, ate breakfast every morning at some little hole in the wall restaurant in a 50 mile radius, overindulged in popcorn, never met a rule he couldn’t break, a boundary he couldn’t push, a line he couldn’t cross, a story he couldn’t stretch and learned what he wanted to learn, fix what he wanted to fix and loved who he wanted to love.
His regrets were few but include: no video evidence existing of his prowess in the bedroom and leaving behind a house full of crap to his daughter and son who have no idea what to do with it. So if you’re looking for 300 pounds of birdseed, dead houseplants, 1,000 tools that we aren’t sure what they’re used for, 5 million pieces of scrap wood and trim boards, 2 extremely large TV’s from the 80s, every dvd from Blockbuster, every fake flower that the craft store ever sold and enough Christmas string lights to light up the entire world then you should wait the appropriate amount of time and get in touch. Tomorrow would be fine.
His devout feistiness and stubbornness had served him well throughout his life. And even in his waning months, he was a model of strong will and sheer determination right up until the end of his journey here on earth.
Visiting hours are from 4 to 7 p.m., on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham. Appropriate COVID-19 protocol will be observed including the use of face masks, social distancing and wait times in line due to temporary limited capacity.
His funeral and burial are being held privately.