Doris D. Boisvert
October 16, 1925 - October 19, 2017
Service Date: October 24, 2017
A Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred. You may visit with Doris's family beginning at 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. when we shall go in procession to Notre Dame Cemetery in Springvale for committal prayers and burial.
Doris D. Boisvert, 92, of Biddeford, died peacefully on October 19, 2017, just two days after her 92nd birthday, at Seal Rock Nursing Home in Saco.
Doris was born on October 16, 1925 in Biddeford, the daughter of Zoel and Antoinette (Clement) Duguay. She grew up in Biddeford, attending local schools and was very proud to have received her diploma later in life by attending night school.
Doris operated a guest house on Elm Street in Biddeford for 15 years; where everyone was welcomed to stay a night or longer if need be. She was a tremendous cook and baker. Her families remember well her homemade soups and goulash. During the blizzard of ’78, Doris took people in that were traveling on Route One who became stranded during the storm. She had sleeping bags all over and kept people fed and warm before they could venture out again. She was the consummate hostess and loved to meet new people. Doris also worked at the Bates for ten years and for many of the local shoe shops.
Doris had a huge heart and gave generously of her time and many talents. She would make clothing for her nieces and nephews. She loved arts and crafts, especially sewing and making overstuffed Teddy bears and large animated mice. They would be “lifelike” in their appearance, with huge eyes, nose and whiskers! Each stuffed toy would have an assortment of outfits made for each holiday.
In her spare time she did bookkeeping work for the Sisters in Biddeford Pool and would bring them some of her baked treats. She and her husband Ernest loved to go camping. They spent many happy summers fishing at Moose Head and Great East Lake in New Hampshire. As a couple, they explored Alaska, Texas and Florida but made time to visit their son in Vermont.
Doris’s ministry was to love and take care of children and those that were sick or homebound. Her job was to warm your stomach with soup and hot rolls. Her daily life centered upon making those around her more comfortable and she loved unconditionally.
Doris is survived by her grandson, Michael E. Boisvert and daughter –in-law, Angela Boisvert of Killington, Vermont; two brothers, Robert Duguay of Biddeford and Leo Duguay of Mississippi; two nephews, Norman Lachance and wife Diane of Saco; Thomas Duguay Louisiana and three nieces, Dorothy and husband Donald Newton of No. Berwick; Joanne and husband Mark Williams of Mississippi; and Susan and husband Jeffrey Drews of Texas.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Boisvert; by her son, Richard Boisvert; and by her sister, Muriel Lachance.
A Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred. You may visit with Doris’s family beginning at 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. when we shall go in procession to Notre Dame Cemetery in Springvale for committal prayers and burial.
With Doris’s love of animals, memorial donations may be made to the Animal Welfare Society, Inc., P.O. Box 43, West Kennebunk, Me 04094.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.