MERRIMACK - Elmer C. Boutwell, 92, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack.
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A lifelong resident of Wilton, he was the son of Stephen and Grace (Fish) Boutwell. Elmer was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II. After the war, he worked for the Abbott Machine Company as a machinist and also worked for himself for many years.
Elmer was a parishioner of the Second Congregational Church of Wilton as well as a member of the Eastern Star and Masonic Lodge of Wilton and the Grand Lodge of Masons of New Hampshire where he was an honorary Worshipful Grand Master. He was a member of the American Legion Post 10 in Wilton. Elmer loved to make things, both in his wood shop and metal shop and loved to camp. He was a major Boston sports fan and especially loved the Boston Celtics.
Family was all-important to Elmer and he cherished his grandchildren.
Elmer was predeceased by his wife, Florence, in 2005. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Warren and Myron and his sisters Mildred, Edna, and Doris. He is survived by three sons, James Boutwell and Jeanne Jalbert of Amherst, Thomas and his wife Susan of Grapevine, Texas, and William and his wife Carolyn of Nashville, Tenn.; one daughter, Sheryl McAllister and her husband, Don, of Londonderry; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one brother, Francis Boutwell of Lyndeborough.
SERVICES: All are warmly invited to calling hours Friday, Nov. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at Michaud Funeral Home, 32 Maple St., Wilton. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. at the Second Congregational Church of Wilton with burial following the services on Saturday at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Wilton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, 03054.
The arrangements are in the care of the Michaud Funeral Home, 32 Maple St., Wilton. To view an online obituary or leave a condolence, please visit our website at www.michaudfuneralhome.com.
Published in Union Leader on Nov. 14, 2013