L. Zita Bolduc
November 27, 1931 - February 3, 2017
L. Zita Bolduc, of Lewiston, passed away peacefully at the age of 85, the evening of Friday, February 3, 2017, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, of Auburn, after a long illness surrounded by her family. She was born in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada, on November 27, 1931, and moved to Augusta, Maine when she was 13 years old with parents Emile J. and Bertha (Albert) Dube and her three brothers. She graduated from Cony High School, Augusta, Maine, in 1951. After graduation she worked for the telephone company as a telephone operator. She married Paul E. Bolduc on June 11, 1955. She was a stay at home mom until 1975 when she returned to work as a telephone operator for Verizon until her retirement. Zita was a member of the Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul and belonged to the Ladies of St. Anne and the Pioneers. She enjoyed volunteering at the PTA’s and at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. She also enjoyed playing cards, doing puzzles, reading, and sewing. But most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grand and great-grand children, both at home and at the camp in Poland. Zita is survived by her children, daughter, Susan Z. (Bolduc) Bourgoin and her husband Roger of Greene, daughter, Diane R. (Bolduc) Avery and her husband Thomas of Lewiston, and son, Gilles R. Bolduc and his wife Que-Chi of East Bridgewater, MA; seven grandchildren, Brian Bourgoin and his wife Stacey of Lewiston, Nicholas Bourgoin of Greene, James Avery and his wife Meghan of Lewiston, Heather (Avery) Langlais and husband Nicholas of Lewiston, Katie Avery of Lewiston, Paul and Gabrielle Bolduc of East Bridgewater, MA; five great-grandchildren, Bailey Bourgoin, Maverick and Dilynne Avery, Easton and Maddox Langlais; a sister-in-law, Antoinette Desjardins and husband Robert of Lewiston; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Paul E. Bolduc; a son, Paul (15 months old); a daughter, Louise (10 days); three brothers and their wives, Romeo and Juliette Dube, Leo and Della Dube, and Lawrence and Madeline Dube; and a sister-in-law, Lucille Bolduc.