Andre R. “Andy” Bouchard

Andre Bouchard PhotoAndre R. “Andy” Bouchard – 45 – of 6340 County Route 68 (Crosby Creek Rd.), Hornell, died Tuesday morning (July 11, 2017) at his home, following a long illness.

Born in Watertown, NY on January 11, 1972, he was the son of Rene “Jay” & Joan (Converse) Bouchard.

Andy was a lifelong resident of Hornell and was a graduate of Alfred-Almond Central School (class of 1990). He later earned his Registered Nurses’ Degree from Alfred State College.

Throughout the years, Andy was employed as a registered nurse at several area institutions, including St. James Mercy Hospital, Eldercare at Hornell and Taylor Health Care in Bath, NY.

He was a gifted photographer, specializing in outdoor scenery, wilderness & nature photos. He had a deep love and appreciation of the outdoors and loved to capture the beauty and wonderment of the world in all its glory. He also loved to spend time simply fishing and bonding with nature.

Andy was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and was a former member of St. Ignatius Loyola Church. More recently he was a member of St. Ann’s Church of Hornell and St. Jude Parish of Alfred. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching football, baseball & basketball on TV.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Joan who died in 2004.

Surviving are his father, Rene “Jay” Bouchard of Hornell; 1 sister, Michelle Mellencamp of Greenwood, IN; 2 brothers, John (Sandi) Bouchard of Ontario, NY and Jacques “Jay” (Janet) Bouchard of Cocoa, FL; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews.

At Andy’s request there will be no calling hours. Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Friday at 10:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Andy’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Po Box 1000, Dep’t 300, Memphis, TN 38148.

5 Responses to “Andre R. “Andy” Bouchard”

  1. Joe Fassler says:

    My deepest condolences to the family. Thoughts and prayers to you all.


    Joe Fassler

  2. Tom & Dean Andolsek says:

    To the Bouchard family-

    We are saddened to hear the passing of Andy. A life cut short but know that you’ll have wonderful memories to share, laugh and cry over. He will always be with each of you.

    Our deepest condolences- Tom & Dean Andolsek

  3. Cathy Cudoni says:

    My mind is flooded with so many wonderful memories of Andy.
    So many smiles from a friendship we all had …

    My deepest condolences to all of you ❤️

  4. Jacqueline Bouchard says:

    John, Michelle and Jay–

    We were all so very little the last time we were together. I remember Andy play fighting with his brothers, talking about wrestling, laughing and running around. He was a very happy child.

    And I wish I had known him as an adult. It seems he still had the spirit of his childhood–he seems to have done so much, from photography to nursing to church. Losing him must be very difficult.

    Please be patient with yourselves and each other as you deal with this in your different ways. There is no one right way to remember or to grieve. He was your brother but even as a child I could see he looked up to John, he played closely with Jay, he didn’t know what to make of his teenage sister. Of course as everyone matured things would be different, but they would remain different from one another. So please be good to one another, and to your ailing father, and to Sandi and Janet and your children. And know that we are praying for you all.

    Love, your cousin,
    Jacqueline Bouchard

  5. Joan Coleman says:

    I”m so sorry about your son. I only met him a few times, but he seemed very nice. I will pray for him and for his family.
    God bless all of you.