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Dr. Edward H. Bourque, of Fairfield, Ct. passed away peacefully at age 88 on December 16, 2013 with his beloved family and friends by his side. He was the son of Raoul Bourque and Annette Martel Bourque of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He is pre-deceased by his parents and sisters. He is survived by daughters Susan Rink and Michele (Ken) Jentzen, six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and many dear friends. He received his Bachelor of Education degree from Rhode Island College, Master of Liberal Arts from Middlebury College, and Doctor of Philosophy from Walden University. He was awarded a Fulbright scholarship and taught in France after service in World War II as a translator during the American occupation of Europe. Dr. Bourque devoted 63 years of his life to education, both as a teacher and an administrator for districts in Rhode Island, New York, and Connecticut. He also served as Assistant Superintendent of the Fairfield Public Schools. He was president of Connecticut Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (CASCD), and was involved in many other educational organizations. After his retirement he continued teaching French and Latin at Notre Dame Catholic High School in Fairfield. Edward will be fondly remembered as a true educator, one who believed the best in all people and expected nothing less of his students and those dear to him. His greatest joy and legacy are his grandchildren and great- grandchildren, as well as his example of courage, resiliency, zest for life, and above all, love for his friends and family. Funeral Services with full military honors will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM at St. Thomas Aquinas Church with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 4-8PM in the Spear - Miller Funeral Home 39 South Benson Rd. Fairfield If desired contributions in memory of Dr. Bourque may be made to the educational institution of your choice.

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