Fernande M. Bougie, 94, of Sanford passed away on Friday, March 3 at Seal Rock Healthcare in Saco. The youngest of 17 children, she was a devout Catholic and a communicant of St. Therese of Lisieux Parish where she was a member of the Ladies of St Anne and also taught CCD for many years. Read her obituary here: https://blackfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/fernande-bougie. A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 8 at 11:00 A.M. St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, Holy Family Church. Burial will be at St. Ignatius cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider sending a memorial donation to St. Thomas School, 69 North Ave Sanford ME 04073.
Ruth C. (Pollard) Senechal, 97, a 1944 graduate of Sanford High School, passed away on February 26 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. She worked as a registered nurse at Goodall Hospital and was a lifetime member of the Sanford-Springvale Ladies VFW Auxiliary. Read her obituary here: https://blackfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/ruth-senechal. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Oakdale Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider sending a memorial contribution to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074.
Garfield “Boot” R. Boutilier, 86, passed away on February 12. He was Chief Financial Officer for several hospitals, including Goodall, during his career, and also served as President of the Sanford-Springvale Rotary Club. Read his obituary here: https://blackfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/garfiel-boutilier. An interment ceremony is being planned for the summer to celebrate the lives of both Norma and Boot.
Emile O. Belanger, 92, died on February 22 at Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford. A U.S. Army veteran, he worked at Universal Shoe and UNICO in Sanford. Read his obituary here: https://www.blackfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/emile-belanger. A graveside service with military honors will be held at the Southern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery on a date to be announced.
Janice M. (Libby) Boutin, 88, a graduate of Sanford High School, died on March 2 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. Her life centered around her family and friends, and she was well-known for her peanut butter fudge. Read her obituary here: https://blackfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/janice-boutin-2023. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Martha’s Catholic Church in Kennebunk on Thursday March 9 at 11:00 am. A private burial will be held in the spring at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale. In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to make a donation to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine or the Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk, Maine.
Rodney A. Johnson, 92, a native of Sanford and U.S. Navy veteran, passed away on February 25 at his home in Chichester, NH. Read his full obituary here: https://sanfordspringvalenews.com/obituary-rodney-albert-johnson/. Arrangements are entrusted to the JS Pelkey and Son Funeral Home, 125 Old Post Road, Kittery. Friends are invited to visit with the family there on March 11 at 10:00 am, where a funeral service with military honors will be celebrated beginning at 11:00 am.