Joseph M. "Joe" Boucher
Beloved Husband, Father and Friend
HUDSON, N.H. -- Joseph M. "Joe" Boucher, 82, a resident of Hudson, NH and a former longtime Dracut resident died peacefully on Thursday September 12, 2013 at the Parkland Medical Center, in Derry, NH, surrounded by his loving family, following a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Anna "Nancy" (Murphy) Boucher of Hudson, NH. They were married for 49 years.
Born in Lowell on May 30, 1931, He was a son of the late Alice (Boucher) Williams.
Joe was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Korean Conflict. He worked for many years as a nursing assistant at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford and the former J.B. Thomas Hospital in Peabody. For a short time, while living in Arizona, Joe worked at the Arizona State Hospital in the forensic medicine department. In 1973, Joe and his wife, Nancy moved to Dracut with their family and he began a career at the United States Post Office where he would work until his retirement in 1997.
Joe was a family man, who cherished time spent at home with his wife and daughters. He also loved to travel to places all over the world making precious memories with his wife. One of his favorite pastimes was following Monday night WWE Wrestling.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two daughters, Sandy Hollingshead and Doreen Haynes of Hudson, NH; a grandson, David Back of Lowell, MA.; three sisters-in-law, Pauline Brennan of Jensen Beach, FL., Joyce Murphy of Worcester, MA. and Marion LeBrun of Dalton, ME.; many nieces and nephews.
BOUCHER -- Relatives and friends are invited to his Life Celebration on Thursday September 19, 2013 from 5 until 8 PM in the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth Street, Lowell. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday morning at 10:00 AM at St. Kathryn Parish, 4 Dracut Rd., Hudson, NH. Interment will follow at 1 PM in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, 100 Cedar Grove Avenue, Peabody, MA. PLEASE MEET AT CEMETERY FOLLOWING FUNERAL MASS. For those who wish, Donations in Joe's name may be made to: St. Joseph the Worker Shrine, 37 Lee Street, Lowell, MA 01852. For directions or condolences, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com
Published in Lowell Sun on Sept. 18, 2013