Margaret E. (Morris) Boutchie,
101, formerly of Chebacco Terrace, Essex died March 15, 2013
following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late
William A. Boutchie of Essex.
Born in Gloucester, October
19, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Wallace A. and
Mary (Standing) Morris. She was raised in West Gloucester
where she attended local schools. She married the late
William (Billy) Boutchie in 1934 and lived in Essex
thereafter. She worked at Lepage’s in Gloucester, the Rufus
Choate School in Essex, and Hardy’s Hatchery in Essex
amongst other places. In her later years, she traveled
extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada.
She is survived by three
children, daughters Jean Ball and her husband Roger of
Essex, and Barbara Nelson and her husband Stan of West Palm
Beach, Florida, and son, Damon Boutchie and his companion
Sheila Griffin of Essex and Tubac, Arizona. Grandchildren
are Brian Ball and his wife Patty of Essex, Paula Filias and
her husband John of Essex, Sheila Ball of Essex, Kevin Ball
and his companion Sharon Stoker of Fryeburg, Maine, Tara
Singleton of Tallahassee, Florida and Erin Ray and her
husband John of Salem, Mass. She also leaves seven great
grandchildren and four great great grandchildren and many
nephews and nieces including Audrey Francis of Ipswich, a
long time family member and friend. She was mother-in-law of
the late Rita Boutchie; the sister of the late Perley Morris
of Gloucester, and Florence Cann and Anne Graham both
formerly of Essex.
Visiting hours at the Whittier
Porter Funeral Home, Six High Street, Ipswich, will be from
5 PM until 8 PM Tuesday March 19, 2013. Her funeral
service will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday March 20, grave
side at the Spring Street Cemetery in Essex. Family and
friends are respectfully invited.
In lieu of flowers
Contributions in her name may be made in her name to the
Essex Fire Company Equipment Fund, 24 Martin Street, Essex,
MA 01929 or Hospice of the Northshore, 25 Sylvan Street,
Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923.