Dr. Edward H. Bourque, 88, Teacher In Fairfield Public Schools

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Dr. Edward H. Bourque died Dec. 16. He was 88.

Dr. Bourque was the son of Raoul Bourque and Annette Martel Bourque of Pawtucket, R.I. 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 was 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). After his retirement he continued teaching French and Latin at Notre Dame Catholic High School in Fairfield.

Dr. Bourque is survived by his daughters, Susan Rink and Michele (Ken) Jentzen; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents; and sisters.

Calling hours are Thursday, Dec. 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Spear - Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. Funeral Services with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec.20 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Dr. Bourque may be made to the Educational Institution of your choice.

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