Seventh Generation


238. Virginia Cecile "Ginny" Small was born on 17 December 1919 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine, USA. She died on 20 March 2009 at the age of 89 in Columbia, Maryland, USA. Virginia Cecile Small Bouchard passed away after a short illness on March 20, 2009, at the Somerford Assisted Living Home in Columbia, Md., where she had lived since 2005 due to Alzheimer's. She was born in Rockland, Maine, on December 17, 1919, to Cecile (Powers) and Grover C. Small. She grew up at North Deer Isle at the Small homestead and went to the elementary school at the former White School House that was opposite the Reach Road on Route 15. Her mother passed away in 1930 when Virginia was 10 years old. In 1931 the family moved to Pelham, N.Y., and then to Brooklyn, N.Y. Later the family moved to New London, Conn., where Virginia graduated from high school at Chapman Tech High School. She went into nurse's training in Hartford, Conn., at the Hartford Hospital, graduating as a registered nurse.
She married Emilien P. Bouchard on November 25, 1943, in New Haven, Conn. Her husband was with the Naturalization and Immigration Service and due to his transfers over the years they lived in Providence and Cranston, R.I., Weymouth, Mass., New Jersey, and in the Washington, D.C., area before making their home in Bowie, Md., where they lived for more than 30 years. She returned to Deer Isle over the years to visit family, her many cousins and to attend the Powers family reunions.
She is survived by five children: Robert (Kathy) Bouchard of Woodbridge, Va.; Jeanne (Donald) Krause of Levant, Maine; Susan (William) Sciannella of Columbia, Md.; James (Sally) Bouchard of Millersville, Md.; and David (Joyce) Bouchard of Frederick, Md.
She is also survived by twelve grandchildren: Michele (Nelson) Montes, of Woodbridge, Va.; Laura (James) Hanley, and Robert Bouchard, of Alexandria, Va.; John (Terri) Krause of Ft. Fairfield, Maine; Joseph (Jana) Krause of Fiskdale, Mass.; Laura (Jason) Quijada of Weston, Fla.; Karen and Timothy Sciannella of Columbia, Md.; Matthew, June and Katherine Bouchard of Millersville, Md.; and Karina Bouchard of Frederick, Md.
She is also survived by five great-grandchildren: Madison Montes, Thomas and Nicholas Krause and Alex and Sarah Quijada.
She is also survived by a half sister, Lucy Small Hopkins of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Virginia was predeceased by her husband, Emilien Bouchard in 2005, by her father, Grover C. Small in 1965, her sister, Halga Small Watson in 1999 and her brother, Weston C. Small in 2005.
Visitation and Rosary was on March 24, 2009, at the Evans Funeral Home, Bowie, Md., with services on March 25 at Pius X Catholic Church in Bowie followed by interment services at the Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton, Md.
Virginia, often called Ginny, devoted her life as a loving mother who delighted in caring for her husband and children and opened her home for friends and family members. She always greeted everyone with good cheer and made everyone who entered her home feel welcome and "at home." Though Alzheimer's changed Virginia's last years we all have loving memories of her devotion for her large family, cheerful smile and kind friendships to one and all. She will be in our hearts forever.

Virginia Cecile "Ginny" Small and Emilien "Emil" Bouchard were married on 25 November 1943 in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA. Emilien "Emil" Bouchard, son of Ulderic Joseph Bouchard and Marie Anne Veillette, was born on 8 January 1910 in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. He served in the military in World War II, US Army. He was in U.S. Civil Service. Emil died on 20 September 2005 at the age of 95 in Bowie, Maryland, USA. EMILIEN BOUCHARD
BOWIE, MD. and DEER ISLE-Emil Bouchard, 95, died in a Bowie-area hospital on Tuesday, September 20, 2005, after a short illness. He was born January 8, 1910, in Lowell, Mass. and was the son of Ulderic Joseph and Marie Anne (Veillette) Bouchard.

He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He worked for many years in the U.S. civil service rising to the title of Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization before retiring in 1975.

He married Virginia Small formerly of North Deer Isle on November 25, 1943, in New Haven, Conn. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather and was known for his famous brunches when he gathered his family around him.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia, of Bowie, Md., and five children: Robert and his wife, Kathy of Woodbridge, Va., Jeanne and her husband, Donald of Levant, Maine, Susan and her husband, Bill of Columbia, Md., James and his wife, Sally of Millersville, Md., and David and his wife, Joyce of Frederick, Md. He is also survived by one brother, Amie, of Lexington, N.C. and his sister, Anita of Manchester, N.H. He was predeceased by one brother, Roland of Lowell, Mass. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services were held at the Pius X Catholic Church in Bowie, Md. on Saturday, September 24, 2005. Internment was in Clinton, Md.
He was also known as Emilien P. Bouchard. EMILIEN BOUCHARD
BOWIE, MD. and DEER ISLE-Emil Bouchard, 95, died in a Bowie-area hospital on Tuesday, September 20, 2005, after a short illness. He was born January 8, 1910, in Lowell, Mass. and was the son of Ulderic Joseph and Marie Anne (Veillette) Bouchard.

He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He worked for many years in the U.S. civil service rising to the title of Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization before retiring in 1975.

He married Virginia Small formerly of North Deer Isle on November 25, 1943, in New Haven, Conn. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather and was known for his famous brunches when he gathered his family around him.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia, of Bowie, Md., and five children: Robert and his wife, Kathy of Woodbridge, Va., Jeanne and her husband, Donald of Levant, Maine, Susan and her husband, Bill of Columbia, Md., James and his wife, Sally of Millersville, Md., and David and his wife, Joyce of Frederick, Md. He is also survived by one brother, Amie, of Lexington, N.C. and his sister, Anita of Manchester, N.H. He was predeceased by one brother, Roland of Lowell, Mass. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services were held at the Pius X Catholic Church in Bowie, Md. on Saturday, September 24, 2005. Internment was in Clinton, Md.
He was buried in Clinton, Maryland, USA.

Virginia Cecile "Ginny" Small-12895 and Emilien "Emil" Bouchard-12898 had the following children:

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Robert Bouchard-62156.

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Jeanne Bouchard-62157.

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Susan Bouchard-62158.

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James Bouchard-62159.

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David Bouchard-62160.