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Sherry Denise Boudreau

June 22, 1957 June 3, 2010
Sherry Denise Boudreau
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Obituary for Sherry Denise Boudreau

Sherry Denise Boudreau, a resident of Highland, died after a courageous battle with breast cancer on Thursday, June 3, 2010. She was 52 years old.

Sherry was born on June 22, 1957 in Ferndale, Michigan. She grew up in Oak Park and graduated from Ferndale High School. She was an active member in the high school band and played clarinet. In 1974 she was introduced to her husband Kevin by her sister Janice, who was married to Kevin�s uncle, Ted Boudreau. They were married on October 21, 1977 and affectionately called each other �Bunzie� and �Bunz� for 32 years. They have four children, Kevin, Brian, Katy, and Rachel, and two grandchildren, Luke and Jaden. Sherry and Kevin and the kids loved to vacation in Florida. Sherry enjoyed lying in the sun by the pool and ocean. She loved going on cruises, but her most enjoyable vacations were spent every Easter vacation with her in-laws, Clem and Pat Boudreau at their home in the Villages, Florida. She enjoyed planting flowers to make her yard beautiful each year (it is gorgeous), going to watch the Detroit Tigers, driving her red convertible Volkswagen Beetle, and being Kevin�s best friend. She just loved being a nice person who made your life that much better if you knew her. Sherry worked at Farmer Jacks grocery store for over 30 years, but about ten years ago, she began a second career as a school bus driver for Huron Valley Schools which we are so proud of. As in everything Sherry did, her passion to excel was driven by her love for the kids she drove on the school bus and to get them to school safely. She always greeted them with a smile and called them by name as they got on the bus and told them �Have a nice day� as they got off to begin the day. �Miss Sherry� was loved by all the kids from elementary through high school. She became friends with the parents of many of the children because of her thoughtfulness, smile, and genuine concern for the kids. In June 2006, she began her battle with breast cancer and fought this disease for four years. Sherry persevered despite a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, and being told she only had a 20% chance to live 10 years. In August 2007 Sherry completed the 60 miles for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer walk in over the period of 3 hot (88 degrees!) days in order to help find a cure for others. It was one of the best experiences she ever had and was sustenance for all of us who knew her. Sherry never pitied herself, complained, or asked, �Why me?�
She was a true inspiration to many, not only her husband and kids, but even to those who met her through her school bus driver job or through her hospital stays while fighting cancer. Parents, nurses and hospital employees would tell her and Kevin how much inspiration she was to them, and how greatly she affected their life during her four year fight against breast cancer�she truly is �a sweetie pie�. Her smile never left her face and we know this is not the end as her legacy will live on.

She is survived by her loving husband, Kevin; children, Kevin Jr., Brian, Katy, Rachel; grandchildren, Jaden sisters, Linda (Larry) Schultz, Janice Boudreau, Sandra (John) White; father & mother-in-law, Clement & Patricia Boudreau; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kathy Boudreau, Michael Boudreau, Julie Poe, Chris (Kathleen) Boudreau and Mark (Trish) Boudreau; many loving nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends.

Sherry was preceded in death by her sister, Nancy Ferranti.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Church of the Holy Spirit, 3700 N. Harvey Lake Rd., Highland, Monday, June 7, 10 AM with Fr. Leo Lulko officiating. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Saturday 3-9 PM & Sunday 2-9 PM. Rosary Sunday 7 PM. Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. For further information please call 248-684-6645.

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