Mark Thomas Boudreau

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died February 24, 2020

Mark Thomas “Buz” Boudreau, 58, of Escanaba died at home of natural causes on February 24, 2020.

Mark was born July 27, 1961, in Escanaba, a son of Catherine (“Joanne”) and Raymond Boudreau Sr. He attended school in Escanaba and graduated from the James R. Fitzharris Alternative High School at the top of his class. He worked for Mead Paper for several years until his early retirement due to mental illness (schizophrenia) which he had struggled with beginning as a teenager.. Through good and bad days, his good-hearted nature would shine through. He proved that regardless of an illness, condition, belief, or anything else, we are all people, no different from each other and that in life it all boils down to just being good to one another.

Mark was an avid Scrabble player and enjoyed playing (mostly winning) the game with family and friends. He was always open to playing a game of Backgammon, Poker, Cribbage, and Yahtzee, among others. On occasion he liked to try his luck at the casino where he liked to play Black Jack and slot machines at the casino. Mark loved being with family and friends, greeting each with a warm, welcoming hug and ending the visit with another hug,

Survivors include his son, Daniel LeClaire and grandchildren Kelsee, Daniel (“D.J.”) and Laura, all of Escanaba; siblings Dennis (Shirley) Boudreau of Rock, Katherine “Dee” (Thomas) LeCuyer of Plano, IL, and Escanaba residents Karen (Kenneth R.) Tryan and Debbie (Dave) Rose; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, and his loyal dog Spunky.

In addition to his parents, Mark was preceded in death by brothers Raymond Boudreau Jr. and David “Hot Rod” Boudreau, an infant sister Mary Ann, and niece Lisa VanLaanen Green.

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 28 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at St. Anne Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 PM at church with Fr. Fran DeGroot officiating. Mark will be laid to rest in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells.

The family is being assisted by the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba.

5 Tributes for “Mark Thomas Boudreau

    Dear Boudreau Family!
    So sorry for the Loss of your brother Mark. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Rest In Peace Mark!
    We are going out of town this weekend. So we won’t be able to attend the funeral.
    God’s Blessings!
    Mike and Judy

    I have the fondest of memories of Mark. He was the most likable guy and had the best smile. I knew him through my job and he was a positive impact on my life. Mark taught me about compassion and humour. Mark touched many lives and I’m so glad the good lord put him in my path. Many thanks to the family for the forthright obituary. Till we meet again Mark…

    to the family, we are sorry for your loss, God is now watching over Mark and he is with mom and dad and family. May God Bless you all during this time of sorrow.

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