Gertrude F. (O'Connell) Boudreau, 83 years old, of Medford and Harwichport, MA, died peacefully on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, MA where she was lovingly cared for by her family and the hospice staff.
Born and raised in Medford, Gertrude was the daughter of Attorney Philip P.A. and Mary M. O'Connell. Gertrude was the beloved wife of 53 years of the late George (Gigi) Boudreau.
She was the devoted mother of Lauren F. Boudreau of Winchester, the late George L. Boudreau Jr., (Cynthia) of Boynton Beach, FL, Matthew J. Boudreau of Marshfield, and Gregory P. Boudreau (Jamie) of Medford.
Gertrude was the cherished grandmother of John Philip Ortiz (Tessa), Erin Ortiz, Zachary Boudreau, Jacqueline Boudreau, Sarah Boudreau, Matthew Boudreau, Lilly Boudreau (Steven), Emma Boudreau, and Inga Voelger, great-grandmother of George Ortiz. Gertrude delighted in being a central part of her grandchildren’s lives.
Gertrude was the sister of Philip P.A. O’Connell (Jean), Marie T. Brady (late Peter L.), the late John J. O’Connell (late Inez), Ann Clare Kenneally (late James X.), and William H. O’Connell (late Una). Gertrude also leaves her beloved nieces and nephews who adored her.
Gertrude attended St. Joseph’s Grammar School, Girls Catholic High School, and Boston Teachers College. After Gertrude met her husband Gigi, she became the ultimate hockey fan cheering on her sons who played hockey starting as toddlers and continued through the years as members of their high school and college hockey teams. She was also a fan of the Medford High School Hockey team and attended all their games when her husband, Gigi, was the coach.
Gertrude enjoyed a lengthy career at the Boston Garden where she made many lifelong friends. She enjoyed her close-knit community in Harwichport, where she spent many summers sharing good times with family and friends, especially with her sister Ann Clare.
No one ever doubted that Gertrude loved them, including her many friends who over the years shared their appreciation for her love and support.
Gertrude left an imprint on the hearts and souls of all she met. She gave her friends and family the wonderful gifts of kindness, graciousness, strength, acceptance, and love.
With open arms and her trademark generosity, Gertrude welcomed everyone to the Boudreau home as it was the center of many Christmas parties and other get-togethers throughout the years. Even while residing at the Hospice House, Gertrude continued to make friends with all who entered her room.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in memory of Gertrude to Care Dimensions Hospice House (CDHH – Lincoln, MA), 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or donate at Make A Gift - Care Dimensions (please reference GertrudeBoudreau/CDHH-Lincoln on your donation).
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church, 118 High Street, Medford on Wednesday, August 17th at 10 a.m. Visiting hours were held in the Beals-Geake Magliozzi Funeral Home, 29 Governors Avenue, Medford on Tuesday, August 16th from 4 – 7 p.m. Interment was in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford. For additional information, please visit, www.magliozzifuneralhoem.com.