‹ Return to Current Obituaries
Send FlowersHand delivered by a local florist
Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees


Boucher Funeral Home, Inc.
Monday December 9th, 2019
9:00am - 11:00am

View Details

Funeral Service

Boucher Funeral Home, Inc.
Monday December 9th, 2019

View Details

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Donald's visitation.

Donald A. Bourgeois

Donald A. Bourgeois, 83, of Gardner went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 2, 2019, after a short illness at UMass Medical Center, Worcester, with his devoted wife of 63-years by his side.

Born and raised in Gardner, he was the son of the late Alfred J. and Anna R. (St. Pierre) Bourgeois.

Prior to retiring, Donald worked for many years in the Gardner Furniture Industry.  He also worked as an apprentice for the former Poliks Funeral Home. Donald proudly completed his high school education and earned his GED in 1988.

He was a member of the former St. Joseph’s Church, Gardner, and current member of the Annunciation Parish/Holy Spirit Church, Gardner. Donald (known to his family and close friends as “Dziadzu”) enjoyed spending winters in Florida, polka dancing, and watching his Boston Red Sox!

He leaves his wife, Virginia (Szoc) Bourgeois of Gardner; four daughters, Sandra and her husband Greg Davis of Colchester, CT, Karen Bourgeois of Gardner, Linda and her husband Kevin Nivala of Port Charlotte, FL, and Nancy and her husband Eric Wyson of Westminster; four grandchildren, Courtney, Rob, Meagan, and Grace; his sister, Therese Chapdelaine of Lunenburg; one sister-in-law Gloria Bourgeois of Gardner; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Roland P. Bourgeois.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, December 9, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. in the Boucher Funeral Home Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner. A burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Street, Gardner will be held at a later date.

Calling Hours will be held Monday, December 9, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of UMASS Medical Center for their attentive care in his final days, especially Gerald Kulesza, R.N., for his kindness and compassion. 

In keeping with Donald’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to a charity of your choice.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Donald Bourgeois, please visit our flower store.


Cousins: Heartfelt condolences and comforting hugs to you all. I will always treasure fond memories of Donald at the family picnics, spending vacations with y'all in MA and fun times at the camp. So sorry for your loss. Cousin Liz

Elizabeth Christman Dec 9 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss.
You and your family are in my prayers.

Lauretta Bettez Dec 6 2019 12:00 AM

Virginia sorry to hear about Donald. We've had many good times over the years in Ludlow and Gardner.
Deepeest condolences to the whole family at this time of sadness.

Jane & Peter Siuda Dec 6 2019 12:00 AM

Sending prayers to the whole family and remembering Mr. Bourgeois as part of the St. Josephs parish and an integral part of my memories of the Polish festivals.

Liz Lepkowski Johnson Dec 6 2019 12:00 AM

Virginia & family
So sorry for your loss. We are glad we got to know Don. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
RIP Don. CJ will cherish Don's parking meter.
Always Anita & CJ Jacques

Anita & CJ Jacques Dec 5 2019 12:00 AM

Nancy & Eric and Family
Very sorry for your loss
You have our Deepest Sympathy
Jim and Kathy O'Brien

Kathy Obrien Dec 5 2019 12:00 AM

I didnt know Mr Bourgeois but I have had the good fortune to know his daughter Nancy. He must have been a great man for the great person his daughter is. Im so sorry for this familys loss.

Pat and Jim Cassell Dec 5 2019 12:00 AM

Friends and Family uploaded 2 to the gallery.

Friends and Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM