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Stephen BoutinMay 21, 2017
Stephen R. “Steve” Boutin, age 62, passed away peacefully after a long illness on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at his Salem home with his wife Millie at his bedside.
Steve was born in Methuen, Massachusetts and attended Assumption BVM Grammar School and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1972. He was a graduate of Franklin Pierce College Ridge, NH in May 1995 with honors with Bachelor Degree in Finance Management. In May 1998, Steve completed Leadership Greater Salem.
Before his illness, Steve worked for the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Family Services as a Case Technician for over 10 years. Previous to that, Steve worked for the Salem Fire Department as a Dispatcher from 1985-1989 and at Raytheon Company for over 10 years. Many years ago Steve had a small cleaning business called Stemsons.
Steve was a 3rd degree Knight and member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4442, Salem, New Hampshire for over 30 years. He was a proud Life Scout of the Boy Scouts of America. As a child and young man, he was a member of Troop 267, Salem, NH and as boy was in a Boy Scout troop in Lawrence, MA often called “Marty’s Marauder’s”. He spoke fondly of those years.
Steve has received accommodations and recognitions through the years. This year his name will be added to the New Hampshire Fallen Firefighters Memorial Wall at Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem, NH.
Steve received recognition for personal and financial commitment for the National Republican Party. In 2001 he was presented with a Great Customer Service Award by the NH Department of Health and Human Services. He was nominated by a client for this award.
Family was very important to Steve and he enjoyed family gatherings and was always ready for a barbeque. When faced with any challenge or adversity, Steve would always say “It is what it is” and then move to finding a solution. Steve was an avid Red Sox fan, enjoyed engaging in and following politics, reading, listening to music (especially country),and photography. He enjoyed nature especially going up north to look for moose and spending time at Sabbaday Falls, Waterville, NH. Steve loved to laugh and enjoyed a good joke.
Steve is predeceased by his mother, Jane Ivers Boutin and brothers, Robert E. Boutin and William Boutin.
Steve will be sadly missed by his wife, Mildred “Millie” Boutin of Salem, NH.; sons, Shawn Boutin of Salem, NH; Stephen Boutin and his wife, Rachael of Barnstead, NH; father, Wilfred Boutin and his wife, Tina of Epsom, NH; cherished grandsons, Dillon Boutin and Austin Boutin; siblings, Claudia Ferber and her husband, David of Concord, NH; Michael Boutin and his wife, Patty of Salem, NH; Nicole Gatlin and her husband, Terrence of Salem, NH; brother-in law Frank Stewart and his wife, Kathy; 18 nieces and nephews and 5 great nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Thursday May 25, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Goundrey and Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Salem, NH. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017 at St. Joseph Church, 40 Main Street, Salem, NH. Steve’s gift to those he left behind was to plan his Mass of Christian burial. He requested those who attend either service to please wear something blue which was his favorite color. Following the Mass, the family invites all to join them to share in a Mercy meal. A private family burial will be held at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made “In the Memory of Stephen R. Boutin” to the Kelly Library, 234 Main Street, Salem, NH 03079.
To leave an online condolence, please goes to www.goundreydewhirstfuneral.com.