John T Bouchard\r\n1939-2018\r\n\r\nWinslow-John T Bouchard, 78 of Winslow passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 9, 2018 after a brief stay at Mt St Joseph. \r\nHe was born in Waterville on December 21, 1939 to John and Marguerite (Boudreau) Bouchard. He was raised in Fairfield and graduated from Lawrence High School class of 1958. He joined the Marine Corps in March of 1959 and was honorable discharged in March of 1963. He was proud to be a Marine and wore the uniform with honor. After discharge, he worked for the State of Maine for a short time. \r\nOn May 30, 1966, he married Jean (Caron) and started their life together. They settled down in Winslow where they raised their 3 children. He enjoyed taking several trips with his family and supported his children in their numerous activities ranging from coaching, driving bus for the hockey team, watching dance recitals and just being a spectator. He loved to cheer on the Winslow Black Raiders football team, sitting in his usual spot on the bleachers for years. John was employed at the Waterville post office as a letter carrier for over 30 years. After retiring, he had a few part time jobs including a self-employed small engine repair business at his home. He always stayed busy whether it be mowing lawns, working in his shed and going for a walk. He was a usual site in the neighborhood taking several walks a day. On occasion, he would meet members of his class for lunch to socialize and stay in touch. John was also a member of the American Legion Post 5 in Waterville.\r\nJohn is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jean; his 3 children, Thomas Bouchard and his wife Rose, Karen Carpenter and her husband Brian and Mark Bouchard and his wife Esther; grandchildren, Erika Bouchard and fiancee Joel, Justin Bouchard and fiancee Kelly, Michael Carpenter, Malea Bouchard, Marissa Carpenter, Dylon Bouchard, William Alger and Victoria Bouchard; two brothers, Reginald Bouchard, Leo Bouchard and wife Linda; and one sister, Lucille Beaulieu.\r\nHe is predeceased by his father John, his mother Marguerite, two brothers, Francis Bouchard and David Bouchard; and grandchild Jeremy Carpenter.\r\nThe family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at Mt St Joseph and Healthreach Hospice who took special care of him during his stay and at the end of his life. \r\nFamily and friends may visit from 6 - 8 pm on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. At 7 pm Bourque-Lanigan Post 5 American Legion will conduct an American Legion Memorial Service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am Saturday, March 24, 2018 at St John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument Street, Winslow. A Celebration of Life will be held at the VFW in Winslow after the service. An online guestbook may be signed and condolences expressed at www.gallantfh.com\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America by visiting their website at www.alzfdn.org or by calling 1-866-232-8484.