Mary Botelho Bouchard, age 77, of Raynham, formerly of Taunton and Somerset died Monday, February 20, 2012 in the Life Care Center of Raynham. She was the former wife of William Botelho, Sr.
Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late August Bouchard and Mary Agnes (Duggan) Gastall, she was a lifelong area resident. A graduate of the former Mt. St. Mary's Academy, she continued her education at B.C.C. and S.M.U. now UMass Dartmouth.
She began her teaching career in the South Middle School in Somerset in the math department and later was a professor of accounting at Bristol Community College. She also ran the Business Dept at B.C.C. for many years before retiring in 2002.
Surviving three sons; Jeffrey Botelho of Dighton, William Botelho Jr. of Bluffton, SC, Thomas Botelho of Hilton Head SC, one daughter; Arlene Williams of Hilton Head, SC, two brothers; William P. Gastall of Key West, FL and Peter J. Rezendes of Washington, two sisters; Carlene Knights of Somerset and Mildred A. Levesque of Swansea, six grandchildren; Nicole, Brianna, Corey and Adam Botelho and Matthew and Corrine Williams and several nieces and nephews. She was sister of the late John C. and Catherine A. Gastall and Patricia A. Wilkes.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her memorial service on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 11:00AM in the First Christian Congregational Church, 1113 G.A.R. Highway, Swansea. Arrangements are in the care of the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL at ROSE E. SULLIVAN. Contributions in her honor may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.