March 7, 2014
A funeral Mass for Rev. Mr. Richard Joseph Boudreau, CSP, will be offered on March 17 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church in Toronto. Rev. Mr. Boudreau died on March 6 in Toronto. He was 77 years old and a member of the Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle for 50 years. Interment will take place in the Boudreau family plot in St. Ignatius Cemetery in Sanford, Maine.
Rev. Mr. Boudreau was born 26 April 1936 in Sanford to Albert and Yvonne Boudreau. The Boudreau family was one of the many French-speaking Canadian immigrants to the Sanford area, so Rev. Mr. Boudreau grew up in a bilingual household and held dual citizenship.
Make a gift in memory of Rev. Mr. Boudreau After completing his bachelor of science degree at Boston College in 1959, the future Paulist earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1965 at St. Paul’s College in Washington, D.C., where he also earned a master’s degree in theology in 1968. Rev. Mr. Boudreau also received a diploma in behavioral sciences from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., in 1973 and master’s degree in education in 1978 from the University of Toronto.
Rev. Mr. Boudreau made his first promise with the Paulist Fathers on Sept. 8, 1963, and was ordained a deacon on June 2, 1967 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
Rev. Mr. Boudreau’s first assignment was at the Catholic Information Centre in Toronto from 1968-74, when he then served at the Addiction Research Foundation in Ontario from 1975-2002. He entered senior ministry in 2002, and resided at St. Peter’s until his death.