Putnam, CT – Alfred E. Bourque, of Hawkins Road, beloved husband of Evelyn (Myette) Bourque for 69 years, died at an early age of 89 on August 13, 2011 in Mystic, Connecticut. Born in N. Grosvenordale, he was the son of the late Omer and Fabiola (Boucher) Bourque.
Alfred, better known as Fred, Dad, Pep, was a man whose humor and crazy antics could turn anyone’s frown upside down, and will also be remembered as a respected member of his community. Fred retired from the U.S. Button Corporation and continued to serve his community by spending his retirement volunteering at Day Kimball Hospital in which he logged in over 10,000 hours.
Mr. Bourque was a motorcycle enthusiast, many believing he entered this world riding a Harley and continued to ride until his illness no longer allowed him to do so. His hobbies also included swimming (he loved his pool), fishing, his Cub Cadet, and his presence taught people the importance of spending time with family. Fred’s soul will continue to live strongly in the memories of family and friends. He is gone but will never be forgotten.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter Judith B. Landry and her husband John of Putnam; his sister, Rose Cook of Boca Raton, FL; seven grandchildren including Chris and Marcia Bourque of Plainfield who he helped raise; and twelve great grandchildren. He was the father of the late Gale Robin Bourque.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Alfred’s family at 9:00am on Friday August 19, 2011 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam followed by a Funeral Service at 10:00 am in the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. For guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com