Sarah Jane Bouchard Pyne

BRADENTON, Fla. — Sarah Jane Bouchard Pyne, who resided in Bradenton, Fla., since 1986, died on April 25, 2018. Mrs. Pyne was the daughter of Fred T. Bouchard and Iva (Daigle) Bouchard. She spent her childhood living in Madawaska, Maine, and graduating from Madawaska High School in 1948 and the University of Maine in 1952.

Mrs. Pyne spent 35 years living in Riverhead, NY, raising a family and teaching school. In Bradenton she was a hospital volunteer and continued her hobby as seamstress.

Sarah is survived by her two daughters, Sharon E. Pyne of Woolwich, ME, and Susan Olsen of Bradenton; and two granddaughters, Bridget and Nora McElroy of Portland, ME. She was predeceased by her husband, James F. Pyne, and son, James Pyne, III.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Bradenton, FL. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

In her last years our mother shared a lot of her fond memories of growing up in the St. John Valley and she named many of her relatives for us in old photos. I have met many of you over the years and have made many visits to Madawaska and Ft. Kent to visit my grandparents, to attend the Acadian Festival and to go canoeing. So I know mother was truly blessed have started her life in northern Maine. I would love to hear from any of you.

Warmly, Sharon Pyne, 116 Pleasant Cove Dr., Woolwich, Maine 04579, 207-522-3900.

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