BRUNSWICK — J. Roland Bouchard, 82, died Aug. 22. Bouchard was born in Brunswick on May 15, 1930, the son of Edward and Rebecca (Coulombe) Bouchard.
Bouchard grew up in Brunswick, graduating from Brunswick High School, class of 1948. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served for four years until he was wounded in Korea, fighting on the Chinese front line. Upon his return home, Bouchard attended Boston University, graduating with the class of 1956.
Bouchard’s command of the English language served him well, landing him a newsletter editorial position with the Massachusetts Motor Truck Association, where he stayed for 11 years. Later, his love of adventure took him to Saudi Arabia. There he performed data entry for a joint venture between Army and U.S. Air Force engineers to design and build King Khalid Military City. When the project was completed in the mid-’80s, Bouchard stayed on as an office manager. He returned to Brunswick in 1995.
He was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus and a communicant of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of All Saints Parish in Brunswick. In addition, Bouchard was a volunteer at Parkview Adventist Medical Center for more than seven years.
Bouchard is predeceased by two sisters, Loretta Bouchard and Lorett Steed, and a brother, Paul Bouchard.
He is survived by brother Remy Bouchard and his wife, Terry, of Bowdoin; brother Albert Bouchard and his wife, Fern, of California; a sister, Alberta Scott, of New York; a sister-in-law, Lorraine Bouchard; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Aug. 25 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
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J. Roland Bouchard