Arthur W. Bouchard, 83, of Glastonbury passed away peacefully at Hartford Hospital on Thursday, January 13, 2022.
Art was the beloved husband of Kathleen (Quasnitschka) Bouchard. Born in Hartford during The Hurricane of ‘38, Art was the son of the late Charles W. and Mary Elizabeth (Anzovin) Bouchard. He was a graduate of Hartford Public High School where he was very active in the reunion planning for his class. After high school, Art joined the Army National Guard as well as Maple Hill Ambulance of Hartford where he gained a love of public service. He continued his service to the public when he was hired by the Hartford Police Department, completing their Police Academy, and becoming a police officer where he served for many years. He regaled his family and friends with many stories of his adventures as a Hartford cop until finally retiring in 1993. Art did not stay retired for long though. Shortly after “retirement” he accepted a position with the Town of Glastonbury as well as a position as a security guard with Hartford Hospital where he met many lifelong friends. While enjoying “retirement” Art enjoyed volunteering for the Make-A-Wish Foundation granting many wishes for children. He also enjoyed camping with Kath and his kids and later his grandkids. There was a near-religious pilgrimage to Disneyworld almost every year in increasingly larger RV’s.
In addition to his wife, Art is survived by his three daughters Jennifer Bouchard-Stergos and her husband Peter, Amy M. Bouchard, Melissa Cafazzo and her husband John, all of Glastonbury, his grandchildren Taylor, Justin, Hannah Stergos and Isabella Cafazzo. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his stepmother Catherine Christensen Bouchard.
Family and friends may call on Saturday January 22, 2022 from 10:00 am -12:00 pm at Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave, Glastonbury. Burial will be at Neipsic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Make-A-Wish, 56 Commerce Dr, Trumbull, CT 06611 or the Glastonbury Emergency Medical Services, 2112 Main St., Glastonbury, CT 06033. For online condolences, please visit www.mulryanfh.com.