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Rose M. Boucher, 52

Mt Juliet, TN - Rose M. Boucher, 52, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, August 24, 2020 following an 18 month battle against cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family. Rose was a lifelong resident of various Worcester County communities before relocating to Tennessee in 2013 following her retirement from the Massachusetts Department of Corrections.

In 1987 Rose joined the Department of Corrections where she proudly served for 26 years, retiring in 2013. She was a highly regarded member of the department, and was honored to have served in various capacities. She was the first female officer to be accepted to the Investigative unit (IPS) at MCI-Concord, where she subsequently achieved a supervisory role as Sergeant and eventually Commanded the unit as a Leuitenant. She will forever be grateful to Lt. Brian "Bronco" Collins (Ret.) for his belief in her and the opportunities he afforded her for both personal and professional growth. Although she retired as the Commander of the Criminal Prosecution Unit, her heart was always with her Concord IPS Team (Bronco, Billy, Charlie, Joe) that remained in contact until the end.

In 2013 Rose retired and relocated to Mt. Juliet, TN where she and her husband thoroughly enjoyed exploring the local culture, traveling abroad, making new friends, and looking for the next antique treasure to adorn their beautiful home.

She is survived by her husband Kevin whom which she shared a wonderful 30 years, her parents Richard & Lorraine Reynolds, siblings Michelle & Richard Jr., several nieces, nephews, and her close circle of beloved friends; if you were lucky enough to be one you know it.

The family would like to especially thank the countless team of caregivers from her surgical, oncology, and hospice teams that extended her life in a dignified manner so she had the necessary time to assist her family and friends through this difficult time. Those of you that know Rose will understand it was all about us being okay when she was gone.

In adherence to her wishes there will be no services, however she has requested that her friends and family gather in small groups to celebrate her life and share fond memories; even if it's at her expense. To plagiarize writer Laura Ingalls Wilder "Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all"


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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, 2020.
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September 14, 2020
Rose, until we meet again! As the song goes "Give Heaven some Hell!"
a friend that's missing you
Friend
September 5, 2020
Seven years ago exactly I had a new guest on my books for a haircut. This was a common occurrence... but the client was far from common!
Her name was Rose and she was from Mass... She had a wonderful laugh, a kind heart and sounded like a character from a mob movie!!! Her accent was one of my favorites!!!
We laughed and shared many stories and pictures over the years... we learned that we had a lot in common... both being 80’s girls. We had many of the same hairdos and even had an identical dress!!!
She loved her little red Thunderbird (always in mint condition) she loved nature and she loved her family.
When I found out that she was sick... I was only too happy to go to her home to help keep her haircuts short and sassy!!! I got to officially meet Kevin at this time and her four legged babies.
Rose always had a smile on her face and we would talk and share new stories!!!
I will miss Rose very much.
I am so lucky to have know her for the 7 wonderful years we had.
Maria Hendrix
Friend
September 2, 2020
Kevin,
I fondly remember when Kyle and I were first dating going to the Harry Potter exhibit at the Museum of Science with you and Rose. We all had such a great time. You all made me feel so welcome and part of the family from the beginning. I was so sorry to hear of Rose's passing, but I am glad to know she is now at peace. We send our deepest condolences to you and all the family. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
-Kim, Kyle, and Miles Boucher
Kimberly Boucher
Family
September 1, 2020
Kevin
It was an absolute honor and privilege to care for and support rose during her difficult journey. She was one of the sweetest patients I ever had the privilege of meeting. I will always remember her beautiful smile and generous heart. She had a wonderful demeanor, so very kind, and had a beautiful soul, in spite of what she was going through. As the day's continue to pass, I hope you find comfort and support in the people that surround you and the wonderful memories you carry in your mind and in your heart. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Tasha- CCMA Tennessee Oncology
Friend
August 31, 2020
Kevin,
I never had the pleasure of meeting Rose but I can envision what an amazing soul she was through your tribute. I know from the way you would speak about her how special your marriage was. You are in my thoughts as you journey through this and my heart truly breaks for how unfair this is for you and your family.
Merribeth Morisi
Coworker
August 30, 2020
Dear Kevin, So saddened to hear this, What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful woman. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Debbie & Lee Wolloff
Neighbor
August 29, 2020
Kevin I will saddened to hear of Rose’s passing. She was a great coworker and friend. God bless and RIP Rose.
Jim Houston
Coworker
August 29, 2020
So very sad to hear the news. I never met Rose but from the stories you shared at lunch she was a wonderful and funny lady. Her love and memory will always be with you. Prayers for Rose, you and your family. Hugs Patty
Patty Coppedge
Friend
August 29, 2020
My name is Paul Oxford and I am the former Chief of Investigation for the MA DOC and former Director of Security at MCI Concord where Rose had worked. Bronco hired Rose for IPS and I got to know her there and eventually she became one of the best IPS commanders in the DOC. She was detailed orientated and dedicated to her staff . I eventually hired Rose to be on the OIS Prosecution Unit which she did an outstanding job. No surprise. In my 36 years in the DOC I have never met such a fine officer as Rose but even more such a good loyal person to her friends and subordinates. My heart is deeply broken hearing the news of her untimely passing but knowing that I was fortunate to have known Rose. Rose I know you will be in peace and will brighten up the place where you are with that beautiful smile. May god be with you.
Paul F. Oxford
Coworker
August 28, 2020
Rose was a consummate professional. But she showed discretion when necessary. I'm guessing she learned that from Robert Musgrave and Jack Decourcey as well as Bronco. I'll always have fond memories of our times on the westside of e building. She made me a better officer.
Kevin Scott
Coworker
August 28, 2020
Rose was a consummate professional. But she showed discretion when necessary. I'm guessing she learned that from Robert Musgrave and Jack Decourcey as well as Bronco.
Kevin Scott
Coworker
August 28, 2020
We are so saddened. Rose was a wonderful neighbor. Way too young.
Lynne Brogan
Neighbor
August 28, 2020
To our son Kevin we are so sorry for your loss you took good care of Rose she will help you thru this trying times our prayers are with you and her families at this time of sorrow our love mom& dad Paul&Ida Boucher Fitchburg Ma.
Paul&Ida Boucher
Family
August 28, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss Kevin. I know how deeply you loved her and you took such good care of her. She was your soul mate. Your Rose was so kind and so thoughtful and she loved her cats. You had a wonderful life together!! She loved you with ALL her heart. Loved her smile and I loved the way she loved you Kevin. You could see it in her eyes. Will keep you in our prayers. Love Always, Ernest and Florence
Florence Henrie
Family
August 28, 2020
It’s not the way life is supposed to be. We all are supposed to live until ripe old ages. But for whatever reason that God called Rose home he cannot take away her legacy of being a caring and beautiful human being. I hurt for my friend Kevin and for the circle of Rose’s family and friends. Cherish all the wonderful moments you have of her and she will live in your hearts forever.
Dominick Provisiero
Friend
August 28, 2020
Peter Wilson
Coworker
August 28, 2020
Rose may be gone from our sight, but never from our heart.
Friend
August 28, 2020
Not everyone is as blessed as me to have found such a beautiful, wonderful, true friend as my Rose. From the first day we met 20 years ago we became friends instantly. Although very different in many ways we complimented each other so well. We became as close as sisters..... absolute best friends. I have so many beautiful, happy memories I will always cherish. Love and miss you dearly my best friend. RIP. My condolences to you Kevin and to all her family. Sending prayers to you all at this difficult time.
Suzanne Conley
Friend
August 27, 2020
She was a lady; a class act. I wasn't a close friend but I remember her fondly. We went away one weekend my husband M. Moore Rose, Kevin & myself. We had many laughs together. On other occasions we went out to dinner or dinner at each other's house. I admired how she decorated her home & her commitment to working out. She has a beautiful heart & smile. I have found memories of the 4 of us watching movies together too! We are deeply saddened & our hearts go out to her family & Kevin. Our deepest sympathy & sincere condolences. We wish we could have visited her in recent years. We live in MA & didn't know about her illness. We do understand if she & her family wanted privacy. May God rest your soul sweet Rose. We love you and will always remember you fondly. Lord have mercy. If only our world could have more people like Rose in it. Life is so unfair. She was an angel God shared with us for a short time. We were to learn from her & were privileged to befriend her. She'll be our angel from now on. I'll smile towards the sky and speak to her from time to time. Sincerely
Libby & Mario Moore
Libby Moore
Friend
August 27, 2020
Rose and I became friends when I joined the team at Concord. She became a dear friend and wonderful co-worker, in and out of work. It’s rare to find a person so Kind in the jobs we had! Rose
will be very much missed. Prayers and blessing to you and your family
Maryan Gosselin
Friend
August 27, 2020
Rosey ...you always had a smile for so many of us...you will be missed and remembered fondly....Prayers and Blessings to all of the Family... personal and work...R.I.P ..hugs
JUDITH a warner
Coworker
August 27, 2020
Kev,
So sorry for you, and the families loss. I will always remember Rose from the days of Roll On America where she wouldn’t miss a Friday night skate. It was a pleasure to consider her a friend and she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time.
Bill Christie
Friend
August 27, 2020
So very sad to hear this. I was blessed to meet Rose through the loving stories from Kevin. You will be forever in our thoughts and are a testament of strength and Love. God Bless you Rose and God bless Kevin and your family. Love the Swenson’s
Matt Swenson
Friend
August 27, 2020
What can you say about such a beautiful lady! She will be missed immensely by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing her. We will always remember and treasure the weekends we spent with Rose & Kevin. Who can forget her smile and her huge heart!
Rose may be gone from our sight, but she will never be gone from our hearts. We miss you already, girlfriend. Until we meet again.

Our sincere condolences to the entire family.

Keith & Phyllis
Keith & Phyllis Cheeseman
Friend
August 27, 2020
Kevin I am so sorry for your loss, I have been there and would not wish it on anyone. I will keep you andnrose in my prayers
Giselle Teague
Friend
August 27, 2020
Dear Kevin we are so sorry for your loss. Rose was such a sweet, beautiful person. Our hearts go out to you. Love, Jimmy and Rose Geehan
Jimmy, Rose and Jimmy Geehan
Friend
August 27, 2020
We are so very sorry for your loss. Knowing her wishes we will remember our few encounters , especially the “hot wings” at the Brickyard in Newport. I believe she handled them better than me.
Prayers for you and your family.
Simon and Sandy
Simon and Sandy Dixon
Friend
August 27, 2020
Honored to of been a part of your journey. Thank you for your service and Rest In Peace
Justin Melnick
Friend
August 27, 2020
Although we lost touch my friend, I never and will never forget you. We had some good times. I take pride in that I was the one who got you to.swear when we worked at Concord. . I pray you are at peace and I know God and his angels are taking good care of you. Luv you always Wally
Waleska Delgado
Friend
August 27, 2020
What can you say about such a beautiful woman! We will always cherish the times we spent with Rose & Kevin. We spent many fun filled weekends together, and will always have fond memories of her. We will never forget her beautiful smile! She was one in a million.
Keith & Phyllis Cheeseman
Friend
August 27, 2020
what a beautiful remembrance for a life clearly well lived
August 27, 2020
Great person, Great coworker, pleasure to call her a friend.
Mike Chaplin
Coworker
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