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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Helen Alice (Downs) Bouchard

1951 - 2021

Wauchula

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On April 17, 2021, Helen Alice Downs Bouchard, of Wauchula, FL died suddenly.  She had just turned 70 on April 10.

Helen is survived by her beloved husband Norman. Helen and Norman were married over 51 years.  Helen is also survived by her children Helena (Seth) Case, East Canaan, CT and Christian (Faye) Bouchard, Kent, CT.  She leaves behind her grandchildren Patrick, Richard, Ashley, Samuel, Abigail and Christian.  She also leaves behind four great grandchildren Devin, Aria, Kobi and Grayson.

In addition, Helen is survived by her brother Edgar Downs, West Hartland, CT and sister, Cindy (Paul) Beauchemin, Naugatuck, CT.  Also Helen is survived by a special friend (sister) Billie Siguoin as well as many nieces, nephews, family and friends that she loved dearly.

Helen was preceded in death by her father Edgar Downs and mother Dorothy Stewart Downs, a brother Raymond Onidi and sisters, Ellie Cooke and Susan Mazzarella.  In addition she was preceded in death by her namesake, Helen Stiles.

Helen was born on April 10, 1951 in Bristol, CT.  She graduated from New Milford High School in 1968.  Helen took some college courses at Dale Carnegie aiding to her career in Human Resources.

Helen married her husband Norman on October 4, 1969 in Washington, CT.  They met when Norm was working on Whitehead Farm with Helen's father.  Their first child Helena was born in 1972 while they were stationed in Germany.  Their son Christian was born in 1975.

Helen had several residences including their home in Kent of 23 years and Wallkill, NY for 16 years.  When Helen and Norm retired they found their life in Wauchula, FL were they have been enjoying their lives riding the motorcycle, spending time with their family friends and two dogs.

In 1991, Helen joined the AA fellowship obtaining 30 years of recovery and helped many people on their journey through the 12 steps.  Everyone knew Helen for her beautiful smile, infectious laugh and incredible hugs.

Due to the nature of her death, there will be no memorial service at this time.  Donations can be made to luckyophanshorserescue.org in her honor.

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Ashley Johnson

May 2, 2021 12:23 AM

Hi grandma I've already written you a couple posts, I miss your messages and calls every day I feel it might get a little easier without you and then I think about things going back to normal with these vaccines and covid someday vanishing but It won't be the same without you 💖 I wear one of your rings around my neck every day, a lot of us are really struggling with you being gone but I hope you get to have company from some of our beloved animals we all lost and family, I still can picture Jack running across the yard with his 3 legs racing with me and my brothers when we were at your house in Wallkill, xoxo love you Ashley and Kobi.

April

May 1, 2021 8:54 AM

I will always miss Aunt Helen but know we will see each other again someday prayers for all her family and friends specially Uncle Norm and cuz Helena love you all 💜

Waiva D.

April 30, 2021 6:55 PM
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Helen was a good friend with a great smile and sense of humor. She will be missed. You & her Norm were like bookends, so we will continue to pray for you. Have hope that you will see her again one day. 💙

RHONDA OBRIEN

April 27, 2021 7:06 AM

I am so sorry to hear this news, Helen had such a beautiful soul. She would give you her shirt off her back if you needed it. She will be missed. Sending love and hugs to her beautiful daughter and family.

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April 22, 2021 12:56 PM
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