Richard J. Boudah, Sr, 82, of Essex Center, VT passed away Tuesday, May 16th 2017. He was
surrounded by family as he peacefully left this world and his journey with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Dick and his twin brother Bob were born in Burlington, VT to Ovila and Eva(Caron)Boudah on
December 7th, 1934. He was a graduate of Burlington High School. Dick’s father passed away
at a young age leaving his mother Eva to raise 5 boys as a single mother. The boys spent
much time at their grandparents farm in Westford as they were growing up. It was here that
Dick met his future wife Martha. Dick and Martha (Meunier) were married in St. Luke’s Catholic
Church in Fairfax, VT in 1954. Dick enlisted in the Vermont Air National Guard in 1952. He was
stationed here in VT with the Green Mountain Boys 158th Tactical Fighter Group. He was a
Master Sergeant Crew Chief on the flight line. He retired from the VTANG in 1987 serving over
After retirement, Dick and Martha traveled the country with their pickup camper. They traveled
to all the continental United States including driving to Alaska. Dick was a master of many
trades. He was a skilled woodworker and built the family home in Essex. He could fix any car
or re-build it from the ground up. Dick loved to fly RC airplanes, putter in his woodworking shop
and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing with his twin brother Bob.
Dick leaves his wife of 62 years Martha Meunier Boudah of Essex. He leaves five children,
David and Lauri Boudah of Greenwood, SC; Debra and Stuart Toof of Fairfax; James Boudah of
Westford; Richard Boudah, Jr. of Fairfax, and Thomas and Kim Boudah of Colchester. He also
leaves six grandchildren, Shannon, Jason, Kasey, Sean, Alexandra, Tommy and three great
grandchildren, Tyler, Kaitlyn and Audrey. Dick is survived by two brothers, Robert (Jeanne) of
Essex Jct and Maurice (Judy) of Dundee, FL and sister-in-law Jeannie Boudah of Milton, DE.
He leaves his brothers-in-law James (Lena) Meunier of Fairfax and Roger (Donna) Meunier of
Fairfax. He will be missed by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Dick was predeceased by
his parents and brothers William and Donald.
Visiting Hours will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9 to 11:30 am in the Minor Funeral Home, Route 7 in Milton. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will follow at Noon in St. Luke’s Cemetery, Route 104 in Fairfax.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Richard’s honor to the Alzheimer's
Association Research studies focusing on advancing the cure and treatment of
Alzheimer's disease, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 300, Williston, VT 05446