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Louis O. Boutin

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BENNINGTON -- Funeral services for Louis O. Boutin were held from All Faiths Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home Saturday, June 9, 2007, where the Mass of Resurrection was offered by the Rev. Michael A. Demasi, chaplain and the Rev. Julian LaFlamme.

Organist was Louise Gauthier and soloist was Monica Murray. Hymns offered during the funeral mass were “Ave Maria”, “How Great Thou Art”, “On Eagles Wings”.

The funeral pall that covered Mr. Boutin’s casket during the funeral mass was placed by Mr. Boutin’s wife Doris, Linda Moxley, Renee Ralston and Bernadette Carbin. A wooden cross was then placed on the casket by Mr. Boutin’s brother Leon. The scriptural readings were offered by Laura Boutin and John Ochs. The Offertory Gifts were presented by Linda and Jodie Moxley.

Bearers were Bernard Bellemare, James and Joseph Boutin and John Moxley Jr.

A prayer service at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home preceded the funeral Mass.

Friday evening the Wake Service was offered at the funeral home by Father Demasi. Also conducting services at the funeral home Friday evening were members of Bennington Moose Lodge 1233, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1332 and Pownal American Legion Post 90.

Military honors were accorded the World War II Army veteran. Taps were sounded by Susan Green. The American flag was folded by James Boutin and John Moxley and presented to Doris Boutin. As part of an artillery Battalion stationed in Africa, Mr. Boutin was awarded the Bronze Star for Heroic achievement against the enemy for his actions at El Guettar, Tunisia on March 23, 1943. A veteran of extensive action during World War II, Mr. Boutin was also among the first soldiers to land on Normandy Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

Private committal services took place at the family lot in Woodford Cemetery.

Following the funeral service a reception was held at the VFW Post in Bennington.

Mr. Boutin, a resident of Maple Street, Bennington, died June 5, 2007, at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 13, 2007
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