Richard A. Bouchard

July 28, 1947 - February 8, 2017
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Richard A. Bouchard, 69, of Wilbraham passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Born July 28, 1947 in Springfield, MA, he was the son of the late Paul A and Julia (Ihrig) Bouchard.  Richard was a graduate of Springfield Trade High School.  He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Richard saw duty aboard the U.S.S. Essex CVS9 and served as a ceremonial guard for President Lyndon B. Johnson. He worked for many years as a heavy equipment operator for area construction companies.


Richard is survived by his loving wife Joyce (Mitchell) Bouchard, two sons Richard A. Bouchard Jr. (Rebecca) and William D, Bouchard all of Wilbraham; his daughter Jacqulyn Miarecki (Gary) of Ware, MA and his brother Donald Bouchard (Diane) of Hampden. He also leaves his beloved grandsons Gavin and Cameron, several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Sadly he was predecease by his brother Paul in 2015



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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home


64 Sewall Street
Ludlow, MA 01056

Service Information

Date: Friday, February 17, 2017

Time: 9:00 am

Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery


Main Street, Agawam, MA, 1101

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Donation Information

Donations in Richard’s memory may be made to Shriner’s Hospital, 516 Carew St, Springfield, MA 011004 or St. Jude’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105


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Born: July 28, 1947
Died: February 8, 2017

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Walter Kavanaugh posted on 2/13/17

So Sorry to hear of Rick's passing. I always enjoyed talking cars with him. And having him show me his latest projects.


Lisa posted on 2/12/17

So sorry to hear of Ricky's passing. Losing a spouse or loved one is traumatic. Also sorry to see that Ricky was predecessor by his other brother Paul A. Bouchard, Jr.


Ken & Cyndi Konopka posted on 2/11/17



Judy Bracci posted on 2/11/17

Joyce - I am saddened by Ricky's passing. I know what you both have been through and I want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Be strong. Judy


Lorie Miller posted on 2/11/17

Our deepest condolences to Jackie and Gary. Our hearts are with you. Our deepest sympathy to Don and Diane. May you all find peace in the memories he left behind. David and a Lorie Miller


Melinda Rigney posted on 2/11/17

Jackie.... I am so sorry about the death of your devoted and loving dad. I can not be at his funeral because of another commitment but I want to wish your entire family the best during this very difficult time. Thinking and praying for you.


J posted on 2/11/17

My deepest sympathy with the family during this time. He was a wonderful and caring man.


Susan Chilcote posted on 2/11/17

So very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers for you Joyce and your family. Love Sue


ED KURPASKA posted on 2/10/17



Steve Wheeler posted on 2/10/17

Sincere Sympathy and Condolences


Steve and Cathy Lortie posted on 2/10/17

Sorry very sorry Joyce and Bouchard Family. Our deepest sympathy


Judith A Theocles posted on 2/10/17

Dear Joyce and Bouchard Family, Ted and I are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Ted and Judi Theocles


JoAnne Dennis posted on 2/10/17

So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. May he watch over all of you now, as fearisly and loving, as he did while here on earth....♡♡ JoAnne D