Lucille R. Bouthillier, 94, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away peacefully at her home on July 28, 2020.
Lucille was born February 16, 1926 to the late Richard and Nellie Noyes, in Colebrook, New Hampshire. A retired homemaker, Lucille and her husband Real A. Bouthillier, who was always by her side supporting her, moved to Port Charlotte from Wakefield, Rhode Island in 2005. Lucille grew up in the North Country of Colebrook, NH. She was a gardener, and super cook all done on a wood stove; she did her laundry in a wringer style washing machine and hung the laundry on a clothes line to dry, even in the winter, bringing the frozen clothing in to stand by the wood stove and thaw out. One of the special things she would make was root beer, collecting water from the spring; Wayne and Gary would always test the root beer before it was ready, but it was still good. She was truly one of the hardest working people who never complained. She was one of six children, all of whom were hard working individuals. She had one brown eye and one blue eye; when asked “how do you do that” by some about her unusual eyes, she would tell them “it wasn’t easy”.
Some of Lucille’s favorite times were family gatherings. In recent summers Lucille and Real would meet at Gary’s home in Wolfeboro, NH. Gary and Wayne’s family and others would be there to enjoy laughter, storytelling and many of Gary’s “Chef prepared” meals. Lucille was an avid Red Sox fan and hardly ever missed watching a game on TV, computer, or smart phone. She would have her version of what went wrong, when they lost. Lucille used her computer to make her own personalized birthday and Christmas cards. Over the years, many friends and relative received her cards with family photos embedded in them. She was an inspiration to her two sons, Gary and Wayne, and was always there to support and encourage them.
She is survived by her husband Real A. Bouthillier, sons Gary (Sp. Lucy) Brockney and Wayne (Sp. Donna) Brockney, both of New Hampshire; a step-daughter Jane Himmel, four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and a sister, Carolyn Adams.
A Memorial Mass celebrating Lucille’s life will be held at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Port Charlotte at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, with committal to follow in St. Maximilian Memorial Garden. In compliance with suggested guidelines to help prevent the further spread of Covid 19 and protect our most vulnerable and at-risk individuals, we ask anyone in attendance to please be respectful of others and observe social distancing and wear a personal protective mask.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Lucille’s name to Tidewell Hospice of Port Charlotte, c/o Tidewell Foundation, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Florida 34238.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Homes & Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.