Obituary for Margaret Bourgeault
Margaret Mary Bourgeault
Age 94, died peacefully on September 19 in her home under the loving care of her family and dedicated Fairview Hospice staff.
Raised by nuns in St. Elizabeth’s orphanage in New Orleans, LA, Margaret longed for a kind French Catholic man to love - her prayers were answered when at the age of 20 she met her handsome Navy man, Art. They married a few months later.
Family was important to both Art and Margaret, and they raised eight children together after losing their first child at birth. Despite many trials and work transfers they remained together and grew in love for 74 years.
Survived by husband Arthur, and children Gerard (Joan), Laura (Joe), Craig (Leslie), Alan, and Joseph (Shirley) Bourgeault; Jeanne Papin, Carol (John) Fruth, Annemarie (Jeff) Fruth, as well as thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Blessed Trinity Catholic School, 6730 Nicollet Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423. Alternatively, memorials may be made to Fairview Hospice Music Program. (Write checks to Fairview Foundation and specify Music Program in memory of Margaret Bourgeault). Fairview Foundation, Riverside Professional Building, Suite 119, 2450 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454.
Visitation at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis Sunday, September 24 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. The visitation will conclude with a prayer service beginning at 3:30.
Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM Monday, September 25 with visitation beginning at 9:30, St. Peters Catholic Church, 6730 Nicollet Avenue South, Richfield MN 55423
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 612.861.6088