Alan B. Boulay

MANCHESTER - Alan Blaine Boulay, 53, died April 15, 2013, at Elliot Hospital from complications of kidney disease.

Alan was a lifelong resident of Manchester, born to Alfred A. Boulay and Gail Boulay Bean on March 29, 1960.

He attended Central High School and went on to establish a painting business in Manchester, which he ran for several years.

He enjoyed music and sang in a band called Iron Angel, along with his brother, Rocco Boulay, when he was in his 20s. Alan was known for his witty personality, both on and off the stage. His engaging and humorous antics left a lasting impression on everyone he met. Even during hours of dialysis, he would joke with the other patients and try to cheer them up. He will always be remembered for lightening our hearts, even in the darkest times. "When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile."

Alan is survived by many family members and friends who will miss him dearly, including a son, Colby Boulay of Westford, Mass.; his mother, Gail Boulay Bean, and stepfather, the Honorable Arthur Bean; brothers Rocco Boulay and Thomas Boulay, both of Manchester; and a sister, Gina White of Chester; also, many aunts, uncles and cousins, who came to be at his side during his final hours.

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SERVICES: Calling hours will be held Thursday, April 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover St., Manchester. A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the , 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016, in memory of Alan.

To view an online memorial please go to www.phaneuf.net.

The Phaneuf Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Funeral Home

Phaneuf Funeral Homes
243 Hanover Street Manchester, NH 03104
603-625-5777

Published in Union Leader on Apr. 17, 2013