William J. Boudreau, 78, of North Haven, devoted husband of Marie Boudreau, passed away February 1st 2016 after an extended illness.  He was surrounded by his loving family.  Bill was born in Worcester, MA on 10/1/37, the son of the late George & Margaret Boudreau. He is survived by his eldest son Jonathan Boudreau, daughter, Leslie DeGiacomo (Paul), son Justin (Brandi) and the greatest joys of his life were his grandchildren Evan, Griffin & Jessica. Bill is also survived by siblings George (Sharon), Jimmy (Gayle), Mike (Debbie), Bonnie (David), as well as brother in law Walter Dembiczak, nephew Mike & niece Carol, and several other nieces and nephews.  Bill was predeceased by his sister Penny and sister-in-law, Jane Dembiczak. After High School, Bill served four years in the US Air Force, stationed for two of those years in Japan.  A hard working and honest man, Bill devoted 35 years to his career as a driver for Stop and Shop. Bill also believed in giving back to his community and served as an auxiliary police officer for the town of North.Bill was a man of many interests, and an accomplished marksman. He worked tirelessly as an advocate for the shooting sports, serving as the president of the Connecticut Trapshooting Association. One of Bill’s proudest achievements, and a testament to his dedication and skill, was being inducted into the CT Trapshooting Hall of Fame in 2004. He was also an avid golfer, and enjoyed hiking with his 2 yellow labs. Bill was a man of great integrity, honesty and patriotism. His wisdom, generosity and patience were evident in all that he did.  His talents were many and shared with all. He will be remembered as a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Family and friends are invited to go directly to Church of the Resurrection, 115 Pond Hill Road, Wallingford on Saturday morning Feb. 6th at 10:00 to attend a Mass of Christian burial and are also invited to attend the committal services immediately following in the All Saints Mausoleum with full military honors.  The visiting hours will be Friday Feb. 5th from 5 to 7 pm at North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Wounded Warriors Project, or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.