1926 – 2016
Grosvenordale – Edward J. Bourdia, Sr. 90, of Riverside Drive, died Friday February 12, 2016 in Day Kimball Hospital. He was the loving husband of the late Pauline C. (Burdick) Bourdia for 51 years. Born in N. Grosvenordale, he was the son of the late Edmoud & Rose Alma (Bousquet) Bourdia
Mr. Bourdia worked in the bailing department of Hale Manufacturing for 38 years. He also did construction work as well. He was an avid Red Sox and UConn Huskies fan.
Edward is survived by his children, Leonard Genest and his wife Kelley of Putnam, James Genest of Putnam and Edward Bourdia, Jr.and his wife Pam of Grosvenordale, Donna Drake and her husband Jack of Etowah, NC, Theresa Chiras and her husband James of Hubert, NC, Mary Preston and her husband Raymond of N. Grosvenordale, Cora Grider and her husband Ben of Grosvenordale and Lorinda Radzik and her husband Paul of Grosvenordale, Larry Gagnon of Las Vegas, NV, Kenny Gagnon of Califorina, Mike Gagnon of California and Bob Gagnon of Arizonia; 20 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. He was the father of the late Donald Genest.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Edward’s family from 5:00 to 8:00pm, on Tuesday February 16, 2016 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale CT. A gathering will begin at 9:00 am on Wednesday February 17, 2016,in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery in Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.