So. Grafton--Bernard F. Boutiette, 96, died Saturday May 16, at home, with his family by his side. He leaves a son, Mark Boutiette and his wife Lynn, of Douglas, a daughter, Susan Ellbeg and her husband Randy, of Grafton, a grandson Matthew Boutiette, many nieces and nephews, and his grand doodles, Cooper and Mookie. He is predeceased by his wife Helen (Fedorczuk) Boutiette, in 2016, and his siblings Ernest and Kenneth Boutiette, Eunice Krula and Rita Desrosier.
Born in Grafton October 18, 1923, a son of Harry and Hattie (Porter) Boutiette, he was a life long Grafton resident and graduate of Grafton High School. Following graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy, served as an Aviation Radioman and flew airplanes over Japan off of the USS Ticonderoga. He worked in numerous textile mills in Grafton, before working as an assembler at General Motors, in Framingham, retiring 35 years ago.
In his retirement, he enjoyed fishing and vegetable gardening. He and Helen always went out for Friday dinners, a tradition he continued with his daughter and son-in-law. He was a member of Saint James Church.
Mr. Boutiette's Funeral Mass at Saint James Church and burial in Fairview Cemetery are private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.
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