Beloved husband, father, brother and friend, Edward E. Boissoneau, 71 of Rathdrum, Idaho peacefully passed away on February 20, 2022 in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. Ed was born September 3, 1950 in Chelsea, Massachusetts; the son of Eugene and Jeanne (Clairmont) Boissoneau.
Ed grew up in Beaufort, South Carolina with his family until he enlisted in the United States Armed Forces in Honolulu, Hawaii at the age of 22. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp for over 4 years. During his service he earned the National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal and a Rifle Marksman Badge.
It was also in Honolulu where he married the love of his life, Robyn Brooks, in the Spring of 1983. They spent 39 years together as husband and wife and had 5 wonderful children: David, Joseph, Michael, Stacey and Dan.
Ed was a devoted man and worked for Unitech Composites of Hayden, Idaho from 1991-2012. But he was also a caring - yet stubborn, family man. His family was his life and he dedicated himself to them. In his spare time, he also enjoyed playing the drums, both bongo and conga, the WWE and anything sports related.
Ed is survived by his wife, Robyn; son, Michael (Paige) Boissoneau of Rathdrum, Idaho; daughter, Stacey Robyn of Oregon; son, Dan (Christie) Madsen of Salt Lake City, Utah; sister, Marie Boyer of Rathdrum, Idaho; brother, Gerard (Yvonne) Boissoneau of Hawaii; 15 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. Ed is preceded in death by his two children: David and Joseph.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Shepherd of the Hills of Rathdrum Idaho: 13911 W. Hwy 53, Rathdrum, ID 83858 on March 25, 2022 at 5:30 pm. The Marine Honor Guard will be providing honors at the Graveside Service at 1:00pm on March 28, 2022 at the Washington VA Cemetery: 21702 W. Espanola Rd, Medical Lake, WA 99022.
Ed was moral, strong and proud to be a Marine. His love and humor will be deeply missed.