Ellen M. Boucher

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BARRE - Ellen M. (Allard) Boucher, 72, of Mount Street, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. She had been in ill health for the past 18 months.

Born on April 9, 1940, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Alexander and Celina (Latour) Allard. She attended elementary school in Burlington and graduated from Cathedral High School in Burlington in 1958.

On Nov. 26, 1964, Ellen married Guy F. Boucher in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Burlington. Following their marriage, they had always made their home in Barre.

In earlier years, she had worked at the former DeGoesbriand Hospital in Burlington as a surgical technician. After her marriage, she worked at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin as an X-ray file clerk until her retirement.

Ellen was a member of St. Monica Catholic Church of Barre. She enjoyed playing cards and taking bus trips to Boston and New York City, and attending productions on Broadway. She especially liked taking care of her grandchildren.

Ellen is survived by her husband, Guy Boucher; three sons, Keith Boucher and Peter Boucher and his fiancée, Amy Comette, all of Barre, and Bruce Boucher and his fiancée, Jen Brown, of St. Johnsbury; six grandchildren, Kaitlin, Baylee, Brynn, Olivia, Deacon and Camden Boucher; three sisters, Janet Letourneau, of South Burlington, Betty Bourgea and her husband, Claude, of Florida, and Carol Laware and her husband, Larry, of Burlington; three brothers, John Allard, of California, Peter Allard and his wife, Janet, of Essex Junction, and Henry Allard, of Arkansas; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, two brothers, Robert Allard and Richard Allard, and a sister, Phyllis Kennedy, predeceased her.

Her Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 10 a.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre. Entombment will take place in the Hooker and Whitcomb Vault in Barre to await later burial in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center. Family and friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the , 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495; or the , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312; or the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.
Published in Times Argus from Mar. 19 to Mar. 22, 2013
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