Leo was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. His family was his life. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the American Legion. He was also a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Bar Harbor, and Knights of Columbus. Leo worked as a barber for 18 years and for 32 years owned and operated Acadia Restaurant, Bar Harbor. He was active in bowling and enjoyed his time at Harvey and Mary Walls camp, their good friends and in Florida vacationing during the winter.
Leo is survived by his beloved wife, Pierrette (Boulanger) Boisvert, whom he just celebrated 59 years of marriage with Oct. 18, 2011; two sons, Paul Boisvert and wife, Linda, of Hancock and Peter Boisvert and wife, Susan, of Brunswick; one daughter, Denise Daugherty and husband, Rick; and a son-in-law, William Thurston, all of Bar Harbor; nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Claude Boisvert; daughter, Dorothy Thurston; and one brother, Roger.
Friends are invited to call 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at Jordan-Fernald, 48 Eden St., Bar Harbor. A memorial Mass will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Bar Harbor, with Father John O’Hara, celebrant. Interment will be at Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Bar Harbor. Contributions in Leo’s memory may be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Condolences may be expressed at http://www.jordanfernald.com.
A poem to my dad
Strong and true safe harbor provided
Attached to the ship in truth, loyalty and devotion
The members of the crew feel secure when set
wind, rain, the pull of tide does not prevail
The finest of material made
The ship itself pulling in all directions
will not dislodge the firm placement
How happy, how safe, how full life given
To a ship large but fragile
The ship, The crew hoist you up in honor
To thank you for your tireless service.
A tribute to my dad
I love you dad.
A Veterans funeral for my dad He served during the Korean War
Written by Fr. Matt Temple, O.Carm., October 19, 2011