DATE: Sunday, September 28, 1997            TAG: 9709280019

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Eugene J. Bouffard Sr., 70, of the 4000 block of Summerset Drive died Thursday, Sept. 26, 1997, in a local hospital.

Mr. Bouffard was retired from the Coast Guard in 1967 and retired from Newport News Shipyard in 1989 as a management material controller. He was a native of Maine, a member of Parkview Disciples of Christ Christian Church, Chesapeake.

Mr. Bouffard participated in many activities including 1945, member, Order of DeMolay, Northeast Chapter, Philadelphia; 1951-1966, senior deacon, Lodge of the United Services, No. 1118 A.F.&A.M., New York, N.Y.; 1966-present, past secretary, Washington-Lafayette Lodge No. 176, A.F.&A.M., Portsmouth; 1980-1986, past Master, Blackwater Lodge No. 134, A.F.&A.M., Zuni, Va.; 1984-1986, member, Masters, Wardens and Deacons Association, 31st Masonic District; 1986-present, past Grand Master, Third Vail, Port Norfolk Royal Arch, Chapter No. 36, Portsmouth; 1992-present, past High Priest, Wilbur A. Spain Royal Arch Chapter No. 84, Newport News; 1992-present, member, Cherokee Chapter No. 14 Royal Arch Masons, member, 1992-present, Tyrian Council No. 19, Royal and Select Masons, Elizabeth City, N.C.; 1988-present, member, Virginia Research Royal Arch Chapter No. 1753, Great Bridge, Chesapeake; 1994, A.H.P. Anointed High Priests, Williamsburg, Nov. 19, 1994; 1995, T.E.M. Thrice Illustrious Master, Williamsburg; 1953-1978, member, 32-degree, Aurora Grata Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Brooklyn, N.Y., ``NJ,'' U.S.A.; 1979-present, member, 32-degree, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, ``SJ,'' U.S.A., Portsmouth, Wise Master, Chapter of Rose Croix, Chancellor, Council of Kodash, Master of Kodash, Consistory, Director, Library and Museum; 1987-present, past E.M. Commander, Portsmouth Commandery, No. 5, Knights Templar; 1987-present, Knight Preceptor, Virginia Chapter, Order of Knights Preceptor, No. 876; 1987-present, Sovereign Master, Charles M. Flintoff Council No. 198, Allied Masonic Degrees; 1988, Red Branch of Eri, The Grand Council Allied Masonic Degrees; 1955-1970, member, Kismet Shrine Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., New Hyde Park, N.Y.; 1965-1966, member, Sphinx Bedouin Shrine Club of Eastern Connecticut; 1971-1991, member, Khedive Shrine Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., Norfolk; 1984-1988, member, Ritualistic Divan, Khedive Shrine Temple, Norfolk; 1987, president, South Atlantic Ritualistic Shrine Association; 1971-1991, member, Portsmouth Shrine Club, Portsmouth; 1984-present, member, The Royal Order of Scotland Provincial Grand Lodge, U.S.A.; 1986-present, member, The Philalethes Society; 1986-present, Senior Steward, Virginia Research Lodge No. 1777, Highland Springs, Va.; 1986-present, member, Missouri Lodge of Research, Grand Lodge, A.F.&A.M. of Missouri; 1986-1992, member, The Maine Lodge of Research A.F.&A.M. of Portland, Maine; 1986-1991, member, Masonic Service Association; 1986-present, member, Masonic Book Club; 1984-present, charter member, Civil War Lodge of REARCH, UD, A.F.&A.M.; 1988-1991, member, Emerald Isle Council No. 30, Knight Masons of the U.S.A.; 1989-1991, member, Hampton Roads York Rite College No. 95, Portsmouth; 1957-1961, member, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Cape May County Forest No. 15, Wildwood Crest, N.J.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sally Joyce Bouffard; daughter, Sandra Robinson and her husband, Bill, of Hampton; three sons, Eugene J. Bouffard Jr. of Virginia Beach, Keith Bouffard and John Bouffard, both of Newport News; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Jerry Robinson.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Loving Funeral Home Chapel, Churchland, where Masonic rites will be accorded. Interment will follow in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens with military honors. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. ILLUSTRATION: Photo KEYWORDS: DEATH OBITUARY DEATH OBITUARY

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