Mr. George L. “Gigi” Boudreau, Sr., of Medford, died suddenly by accident on Friday, August 29, 2014 at the age of 81. He was the beloved husband of Gertrude F. ( O’Connell) Boudreau with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.
Born in Cambridge on January 22, 1933, he was the son of the late Alfred and Alice (Mulrey) Boudreau and the 13th of their 14 children. He was a resident of Medford for over 50 years. He was a graduate of Cambridge High and Latin School and he received his Bachelor’s Degree from Providence College and his Master’s in Education from Boston State College. He was a Private 1st Class in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was a History and Civics teacher at Medford High School and a hockey coach for the Medford Mustangs. Many years later, as a touching tribute to George, the Medford Mustangs dedicated their 2009-2010 season to him. George was an avid hockey and tennis player until the age of 73 and cherished his wonderful friends with whom he shared these pastimes. He enjoyed long walks around Medford and also Harwichport, where he spent many summers sharing good times with family and friends. George was happiest when spending time with his large, extended family including his many nieces and nephews and his nine grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his four children, Lauren B. Ortiz and her husband, John of Corvallis, OR, George L. Boudreau, Jr., and his wife, Cindy of Boynton Beach, FL, Matthew J. Boudreau of Marshfield and Gregory P. Boudreau and his wife, Jamie of Medford; his cherished grandchildren John Philip, Erin, Zachary, Jacqueline, Sarah, Matthew, Lilly, Emma and Inga; his siblings, Paul Boudreau, Alice Benn, Helen Galvin, and Joan Boudreau. He was predeceased by his siblings, Alfred, Dorothy, Walter, Herbert, James, Charles, Robert, Russell and Elizabeth.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, 118 High Street, Medford on Thursday, September 4 at 11 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the Beals-Geake Magliozzi Funeral Home, 29 Governors Avenue, Medford on Wednesday, Sept 3 from 4 – 8 PM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be held at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in George’s memory to the Perkins Trust, c/o Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472 or www.perkins.org.
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