Captain Gary Bouchard 1938 – 2009
GARY L. BOUCHARD of the South Amboy party fishing boat MISTY MORN passed away at home on Friday, April 3, 2009 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Captain Gary was the founder of the Oulde Spye Marine Corp. and captain and owner of the party fishing boat MISTY MORN, a family owned and operated business for over 20 years. An avid fisherman and hunter, he was a member of the United Boatmen, a past president of the Bayview Rod & Gun Club and member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He was also a member of the IBEW Local 1303.
Gary was a wonderful man who was loved by everyone who was graced by his presence. He could always be found at the Morgan Creek and the South Amboy waterfront spending time with family and friends. Some of Gary's happiest days were spent watching his grandchildren enjoy the MISTY MORN and BOO CREW, as well as playing on the docks.
Captain Gary is survived by his wife Clare, sons Gary F. Bouchard and his wife Wendy of South Amboy, Michael L. Bouchard and his wife Kimberly of Sayreville, Philip S. Bouchard and his wife Andrea of Sayreville, and Sean Q. Bouchard of Sayreville; two daughters, Jacalyn Garvey and her husband Robert of Middletown, and Tara Currie and her husband Shawn of Sayrevllle; two brothers, William and Paul Bouchard, both of South Amboy; two sisters, Karen Krzyzkowski of Parlin, and Kathy Smith of South Amboy; and ten grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Courtney Bouchard, Edward Garvey, Cody, Ryan and Bryce Bouchard, Connor, Blake and Andrew Bouchard, and Makayla Currie. To them and the rest of the Bouchard family, we wish you peace during this troubled time. Captain Gary is in our prayers.
Lord, in the beginning your Spirit moved over the face of the waters when you said, "Let there be Light, and there was Light." We pray now that your light will shine to show us the way on our watch by day or night, that your Spirit will watch over us every hour, propelling us on a steady course, steering us in the right channel, preserving us afloat, preventing us from foundering, until we all come to the shores of that Promised Land and Holy City which shall be the blessed final harbor of our hope and our souls' joyful reunion with those who have gone before. Amen.