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Armand F. Boisseau

December 8, 1920 - October 5, 2007

Armand Boisseau
of Retsil
Dec. 8, 1920to Oct. 5, 2007

VETERAN

Armand F. Boisseau passed away Friday October 5th 2007 of heart failure at the age of 86 while residing at Wash. State Veterans Home-Retsil.

He is survived by two sons, Ron and Gene, born from Armand’s first wife of 30 years, Lucienne Mary Brulotte (deceased). Immediate family members are Grandson Mark & wife Kelly, Great Granddaughter Dakota Boisseau. Other families residing in the Midwest and on the eastern seaboard are sisters-n-laws Angie & Cammile, nephews Bobby, Paul, Denis and Gregory nieces Lucille, Dennise and Tracey.

Armand was born Dec. 8th 1920 in Hillsboro County, Manchester, New Hampshire, the youngest of four brothers ? Albert, Charlie and Stanilas (Teet) ? sons of George and Ellise Boisseau, both Canadian citizens. As a young boy and maturing young man Armand helped with the family business harvesting trees for heat & cooking fuels. Later as a young adult heworked in a shoe-boot factory as a “shanker” where he first met and later his first wife Lu when WWII started.

Armand a WWII veteran of “DDay” serving in the Army from 1940-1945, receiving wounds while in the US First Army in Europe against German forces during the “Battle of the Bulge.” First in the Army National Guard as a “Prime-mover” truck driver towing 155 field guns for D Bty.2nd Bn. 172nd FA Regiment, later assigned to form a new battalion as a Field Lineman/Switchboard oper. with HqHq Bty 1st BN 941st FA codename “Vineyard.” His unit earned (5) battle stars for action against the enemy along with the Purple Heart.

A truck driver and constructionist by trade, Armand learned management skills in apartment leases and rentals living in Torrance Calif. with second wife of 27 years Floranne Dukes (deceased), together retiring and moving to Independence Calif., enjoying camping, fishing with new acquainted friends in the warm upper desert; his favorite foods (hot dogs & pork-n-beans), country western music, baseball & basketball and movies “Battle of the Bulge” and “Patton.”

A supporting member of the American Legion, VFW, DAV, MOPH, VBoB and the Army Historical Foundation, Armand ave generously to Paralyzed Veterans of America and the American Cancer Society, registered with the WWII War Memorial, Washington D.C.

An outside service was planned to be held at the Ivy Green cemetery however, due to early unpredictable poor weather his service will be postponed until better weather prevails next summer. Contributions for Armand’s services and/or his family are not necessary, however contributions can be made in his name with the WWII War Memorial Washington, D.C. He shall surely be missed.

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