Little Falls, NY-The man. The myth. The legend. Edward P. Bouchard Jr. 61, passed away peacefully on March 22nd surrounded by loved ones. He was born on September 5th, 1956 to Edward and Shirley Bouchard and grew up in Mohawk, New York. He was a graduate of Mohawk Central High School, class clown of 1975. Ed lived in Stratford, NY and ran his own business, Bouchard Electric, for most of his life. He then moved to Woodsville, New Hampshire to be the Director of Facilities at Cottage Hospital.
Ed loved making people laugh (and cry) with his sarcastic sense of humor. Some of his favorite times were kayaking at Stewarts Landing, walking the beach in Maine, playing a broad range of music at the highest volume and spending time with family. He shared many laughs and adventures with his partner Lori. They enjoyed traveling and experiencing new things together. He loved spoiling his children and grandchildren, by helping with odd jobs around the house, buying donuts and coffee on family vacations, and making holidays extra special. On a summer day you could find him at almost any roadside ice cream stand satisfying his sweet tooth. Ed impacted more lives than he knew, bringing joy to those who surrounded him.
Ed was predeceased by his father, Edward Bouchard Sr. He is survived by his partner of nine years, Lori Hughes, mother Shirley, daughter Amber (Steve) Finkle, two sons Nicholas (Chrissy) and Andrew (Kristen), three brothers Jeff (Donna), David (Patricia), John (Teresa), two sisters Kim (Dean) Trumbull, Julie (Roy) Johnson, four grandchildren Luke, Reagan, Renee, and Max, along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Bouchard and by a brother, Jimmy Bouchard.
He will be forever loved, always missed, and never replaced. A private celebration of his life will be held Friday, March 30th. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Ed can be made to the Ronald McDonald House and the Oak Ridge Free Methodist Church of Herkimer, NY. Mohawk Valley Funeral and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5 (town of Manheim), between Little Falls and St. Johnsville, 315-508-5131, has been entrusted with Ed's funeral arrangements. Please click above to add to his online memorial.