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Arthur Bourassa, Jr.

Arthur J. Bourassa, Jr.

October 1, 1940 - October 8, 2020
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Arthur Joseph Bourassa, Jr., 80, of Pittsfield, MA, passed away October 8, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born in North Adams, MA on October 1, 1940 son of the late Arthur J. and Violet M. Clairmont Bourassa.
A 1959 graduate of Drury High School, he then enlisted in the US Navy from 1959 to 1963.
He was married to the former Joie Archambault on September 12, 1975.
Mr. Bourassa worked as a designer for many years, having worked at General Dynamics, General Electric Power Transformer, and Kollmorgan Corp, from which he retired in 2007.
A communicant of Sacred Heart Church, he also enjoyed the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. In his earlier years he loved to go sailing with his brother, cross country skiing and snowmobiling as well as family vacations to Cape Cod. "Jr" was always the life of the party. He always had a story to tell, a joke to share and a laugh to exchange.
He leaves behind his wife, Joie Bourassa of Pittsfield; his daughter Amy Goodrich and her companion Adam L'Hote of Pittsfield, and his son David Bourassa of Oklahoma. He also leaves his brother Richard Bourassa and his wife Nancy of Pittsfield, a sister Beverly Luczynski and her husband Richard of North Adams, and a sister-in-law Beverly Bourassa of Pittsfield; granddaughters Brianna Goodrich of Pittsfield and Kinsey Jordan Bourassa of Oklahoma, a great-grandson Jett Maddox Key of Oklahoma and several nieces and nephews, as well as grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Dawn M. Malloy and brother Eugene A. Bourassa.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Mr. Arthur J. Bourassa, Jr., will be held, THURSDAY, October 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, concelebrated by Fr. Frank Lawlor, Administrator and Rev. Peter A. Gregory, Pastor Emeritus of St. Charles Church. Burial will be held at a later date. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Western Ma. Dery Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
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    October 15, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    October 15, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Sacred Heart Church
    Address
    191 Elm Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201
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Vincent Marinaro

Posted at 10:33am
Sheila and I are so sorry for your loss! Your dedication as a wife touch our hearts. May god bless you in your time of mourning.
Vin and Sheila Marinaro
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Nancy Peterson

Posted at 09:38am
Dear Joie and Family
We were deeply saddened to read of Junior's passing in the Eagle today. We will always remember his ready smile and genuineness whenever meeting him. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. May his smile radiate with you always and may your precious memories comfort you daily.
Fondly
Nancy and Willy Peterson
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Carmen Simonelli

Posted at 06:54am
Joie and Family,

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Art. May he Rest In Peace.

Carmen Simonelli
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Judith L. Herrick

Posted at 05:11pm
Joie, Amy, Adam , and family,
Please accept our condolences on the passing of "Jr". What a surprise when Tracie was going through Facebook and saw the post. He was always such a good neighbor and friendly when we were out and about and met he and Joie.
May your memories help you through these difficult times. RIP "Jr."

David, Judy, Tammie, Tracie, and Brendin Herrick
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