Obituary for Oneil Bourgoin
Jay – Oneil F. Bourgoin, 83, known to most as Neil, a resident of Jay, died after a bout with cancer on Tuesday, August 8th at his home. He was born April 20, 1934 in Lewiston, the son of Jean Leon Bourgoin and Yvonne Celina (Caron) Bourgoin. He was educated in St. Peter & Paul School and St. Dominic High School, then graduated from Bliss Business College. He was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church in Jay and had been a member of the Lewiston JC’s, the LASKI Ski Club, the Rotary Club and obtained his third degree in the Knights of Columbus. He also sang in many choirs. He served time in the U.S. Army, his job entailed Secret Final Clearance. He then worked in sales, receiving many awards and free trips. He enjoyed anything challenging, including: writing letters to the Editor, poetry, music, lyrics. He had his song “Aruba Sunsets” published, and also a book entitled “PRIDE - It’s Cause And It’s Effects & In Praise of Humility”, under the pen name Neilsons & D (Neil Sons & Daughter). Other pleasures were found in carpentry, woodworking, wood carving, building furniture and cabinets, but his favorite was designing. He loved raised beds vegetable gardening – not only digging into the dirt, but also digging into any information to help the successive growth of each item planted. Loving puns & kidding, he caught people off guard with little humorous interjections. Surviving are his loving wife and true friend, Marilyn Simpson Bourgoin, his son Larry Bourgoin and wife Brenda, his daughter, Lauri Anne Kreiser and husband Paul “Sonny”, son Matthew Bourgoin and wife Bethany and his “bowling buddy” son, Marc Bourgoin, also two stepsons, Tim Kachnovich and wife Jessica and Toby Kachnovich and wife Jennifer, 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, his brother, “Jos” Leonard Bourgoin and wife Pauline, and his sister Therese Perron and husband Richard, also, many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Jean Leon and Yvonne Bourgoin, his sister Bernadette Laurianne Bourgoin, who died before he was born and his younger brother, Normand Bourgoin. Messages of condolence may be sent to: www.finleyfuneralhome.com
Bourgoin – Oneil F. Bourgoin, 83, of Jay, Maine, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial with full military honors will be celebrated 11AM, Monday, August 14th at St. Rose of Lima Church, 1 Church Street, Jay, Maine. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, 445 Park Street, Livermore Falls, Maine. Arrangements by FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine.