- July 11, 1926 - February 19, 2013
- Waltham, Massachusetts
of Marie's Passing
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“Dear Mary and all of the Bordenca Family-
I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your Mother. May you find comfort in your rich memories and...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Sharon Sennett Herne - TX
“Marie was a wonderful neighbor & friend, along with the entertainment that the boys provided??? Marie & Moe travelled with us to Bermuda, where I...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: Nancy Cunningham - Wilmington, MA
“My thoughts and prayers are with you all, may wonderful family memories and knowing she is in God's care help you through this most difficult time. ...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Dianne Cornaro - MA - Friend
“Prayers in your time of sorrow. God Bless.
5 of 31 | Posted by: Christopher J. Baker and family - MA
I was saddened to hear you have lost your mom. Keep her close to your heart and hold on to your fondest memories. You'll be seeing her as you...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Sharon - Billerica, MA - Friend
“To the entire Bordenca Clan,our deepest sympathies for the loss of your Mom.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
7 of 31 | Posted by: Paul & Debra David - NH - friend
“Bordenca Family, our deepest sympathies on the loss of a wonderful mother. God bless all of you in this difficult time.
8 of 31 | Posted by: Jose, Maria, & Joe Ramos - MA
“I remember a beautiful lady who not only raised her own 9 children, but half of Waltham as well sharing her home and pool with all of Michael's...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Annmarie "Ree" McGovern - Natick, MA
“Love You Ma, mo
10 of 31 | Posted by: Mo Bordenca - Framingham, MA
“To my wonderful friend Mary & family, I want to send my deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your sweet mom. Please know that I am sending you...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Sherry - Doylestown , PA - friend
“Dear Jack & family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time at the loss of your beloved mother. Remember we never walk...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Annmarie Guy - waltham, MA
“Dear Mary & family, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I know how close you all were to her. I remember coming to your home to...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Debra Defina-Gallagher - MA
“Tom, Jackie, and the entire family,
Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.
May your happy memories comfort you
during this difficult time.
Brian &...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Brian and Donna - Davenport, FL
“To the Bordenca Family,
I was saddened to hear of the passing of your mom. She was a very special woman to all that were fortunate to know her. ...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: Lorraine DiVico McCue - Waltham, MA
“To Jack, Robin and the entire Bordenca family, My sincerest sympathies and hopes for your comfort go out to you all today. Sincerely, Maureen King
16 of 31 | Posted by: maureen king - waltham, MA
“Matty,I'm so sorry for You & Your family's huge loss.Grandparents are so special & I know She will be greatly missed.You are in My prayers.Take Care...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Maura Coleman - natick - friend
“To the Bordenca family, I, along with the rest of the Arsenault family send sincere sympathies for the loss of your mother. May God Bless her. She...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Anne Marie Pasquale - MA
“To all of the Bordenca kids;
We have all had such a history between the Pleasant, Harris, and Summer St. families. What days they were! We always...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: Joanne and Doug Pettengill - MA
“To the Bordenca Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I know how much she meant to all of you. I will always have
such fond...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: Joni (Pettengill) Berdan - MA
“To the entire Bordenca Family,
We are very saddened to hear of your Mother's passing. She was a very devoted mother with patience of a saint! We...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: Donna and Kevin Feeley - Waltham, MA
“To the Bordenca Family,
We are sorry to hear of your mother's passing. May your memories of her bring you peace. She will be remembered as another...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: Mary Mitchell and Regina Darcy - MA
“Bill, Tommy and Family,
I was very saddened to hear about the loss of your mother. I'll always have good memories of your family and having fun at...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Linda Ravalli - Harrisburg, PA
“Ma, you were so much to so many, 4 legged,2 legged and winged you took care of us all. Gonna miss you Ma Rest in peace. Dad you have her home with...Read More »
24 of 31 | Posted by: Mo Bordenca - Framingham, MA
“Nancy and I are saddened to hear of your mom's passing. She was one of our mom's best friends (Angie Maselli). They talked every single day. We know...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Linda Bentley - Concord, MA
“Mary and The Entire Family,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful Mother. Hold close all the wonderful memories you have, for they will...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: Deb Gallant Bako - Charleston, SC
“Mike, Steve and all the family,
Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing............like the place wasn't busy enough with a family of nine, how she ...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Matt Fitzgerald - Portland, ME
“Dear Mary, I wish you and Gary Jr. Peace.
28 of 31 | Posted by: Donna Travers - Framingham, MA
“To the Bordenca Family: I am very sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. May God be with you at this very difficult time. Kerri Egan
29 of 31 | Posted by: Kerri Egan - Braintree, MA
“Dear Bordenca Family, so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was/will always be, a wonderful lady. I have fond memories of coming to your...Read More »
30 of 31 | Posted by: Donna Taverna - Watertown, MA
“Mary, Mike and family,
Peter and I were saddened to hear of your Mom's passing. She was like a second Mother to Peter and so many other kids in...Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: Patty Famosi Bertrand - Billerica, MA
Waltham – Mrs. Marie I. (Champagne) Bordenca, of Waltham, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Epoch Senior Health Care in Weston. She was 86.
Marie was born in Watertown on July 11, 1926, a daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (Kelly) Champagne, and had lived in Waltham for more than sixty years. After high school she went to nursing school and became a registered nurse. She was working at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton where she met her future husband, well known Waltham obstetrician, Dr. Morris J. Bordenca. After their marriage the couple settled in Waltham and raised their family of nine children.
As the children came along Marie became a full-time homemaker and part-time school nurse for the Waltham public schools. She played host not only to the legion of friends that her children had over the years but to all sorts of animals that found their way to the family's Pleasant Street home. She was a longtime volunteer at the Waltham Hospital Thrift Shop and a member of the Holy Rosary Guild at Sacred Heart Church.
She leaves her children, Maurice 'Mo' Bordenca and his wife, Sandy, of Framingham, Thomas Bordenca and his wife, Kathy, of Waltham, William Bordenca and his wife, Patti, of New Port Richey, Florida, John 'Jack' Bordenca and his wife, Robin, of Billerica, Robert Bordenca and his wife, Denise, of Maynard, Mary Bordenca Jenks, Michael Bordenca and his wife, Lisa, all of Waltham, Stephen Bordenca and his wife, Pam, of Woburn, and David Bordenca of Waltham; her grandchildren, Kimberly, Daniel, Christopher, Matthew, Michael, Jason, Jeffrey, Kelly, Jeremy, Joshua, Kyle, Amanda, Michelle, Gary, Jessica, Scott, Alex, Eric and Nicholas; her brother and sister, Arthur Champagne of Connecticut and Edith Mazza of New Jersey; 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Marie was also a sister of the late Thomas Champagne.
Family and friends will honor and remember Marie's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Sunday, February 24th, from 3 to 7 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Monday morning before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, 311 River Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.