Madeleine M. Bourdeau
Madeleine M. Bourdeau, 60, of Mountain View Drive, Rouses Point, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester, Vt., with her loving family by her side.
She was born in Plattsburgh on May 4, 1959, the daughter of Clement and Aline (Bechard) Bedard.
Maddie was a lifelong resident of the North Country. She retired from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals with 30 years of service. She was the happiest when spending time with family, namely her five grandchildren. She enjoyed Broadway musicals and short travel trips. Maddie enjoyed her daily walks around her community in which she became a fixture no matter what the weather was outside. She took tremendous pride in her home. Maddie was well known for her zealousness in cleanliness, which was always a point of humor with her family and friends. Maddie also took pride in being the "self-appointed" photographer at all family gatherings. Everyone who knew Maddie loved her.
Left to cherish her memory is her loving and devoted husband of 31 years, Joseph Bourdeau Jr.; daughter, Tamie (Knowles) Herring, husband, Andrew; son, Thomas Knowles; and five grandchildren, Aiden, Elliott and Izen Herring, and Myla and Avilee Knowles; her mother, Aline and her dad, Hector Bedard; brothers, Lawrence and Melissa Bedard and Roger and Tina Bedard; sisters, Suzanne and Claude Dessureault, Diane and Richard Lafontaine, Johanne and David Ducatte, and Helen and Lonnie Bechard; sister-in-law, Helen Bedard; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was predeceased by her father, Clement; and brother, Rene Bedard.
There will be no public calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Champlain. A Celebration Of Life will follow at the Knights Of Columbus, Champlain.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Madeleine M. Bourdeau may be made to: The McClure Miller Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, VT 05446.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 793 Gilbert Road, Mooers, 236-4747. To offer an online condolence, share a symbolic gesture, or share a photo in memory of Madeleine Bourdeau please visit
Published on January 22, 2020


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Linda Gaboriau
Jan 24, 2020
Rest in Peace Dear Cousin many good memories growing up as kids n school
Dale Jennette
Jan 23, 2020
Hi Joe, sorry to hear about your wife. I think you are a very kind and caring person. It was a joy and pleasure working with you. I didn't know your wife but if she choose to spend her life with you she must have been a kind and caring person also. Good luck .
Lee and Dinah Wagner
Jan 23, 2020
Joe, we are so deeply sorry for your loss. Seeing Maddie out walking, stopping her to get and give a hug, was always a highlight of our day. She will be missed. RIP beautiful friend.
Vickie Douglas
Jan 23, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Maddie was the best person! She was loved by us all. I am sure Steve met her in Heaven. They can visit together. God will take care of her now. God bless.
John&kathy; postiglione
Jan 23, 2020
Joe so sorry for your loss I no what your going through, but always remember the good time's you had together as they will always be in you're heart take care big guy your friend always john