Joan Bolduc, 88, Tiverton

Joan (Bodwell) Bolduc, 88, of Tiverton, wife of the late Roy P. Bolduc, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. In 1946 she, along with her late husband and his brother Lester, founded Bolduc’s Lumber Co., Fall River. She was a member of the Amicable Congregational Church Social Club, Tiverton, and the Classy Ladies. Born in Salem, New Hampshire, she was a graduate of the former Woodbury High School, now Salem High School, Class of 1942 and the Bryant-McIntosh School of Business, Lawrence, Mass., Class of 1943 and was employed by the Bolta Company, Lawrence. She leaves three children, Richard L. Bolduc (Sharon Ireland) of Fall River, Paul L. Bolduc (Sue), and Kathy Furtado (Gregory), all of Tiverton; grandchildren, Mark, Adam and Andrew Bolduc, Tracy Andrews, Thomas and James Carr and Meredith and Neil Furtado; four great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was the daughter of the late Richard K. and Minnie S. (Weinhold) Bodwell and the sister of the late Richard Bodwell. Visitation, Wednesday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 So. Main St., Fall River. Cremation to follow. Please omit flowers. Donations to Hillcrest Educational Centers, PO Box 4699, Pittsfield, MA 01202 appreciated. Online guest book at


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