Hormidas R. “Butch” Boucher, age 99 of Rochester, passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in Nemasket Healthcare Center in Middleboro, MA, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Doris (Barrett) Boucher to whom he had been happily married for 71 years.
Born in New Bedford, youngest child of the late Victor and Laura (Cote) Boucher, he was a longtime resident of Rochester. He was a graduate of New Bedford Textile School class of 1938. Butch was a pioneer of UMass Dartmouth, as New Bedford Textile School’s merger with SMU, later becoming UMass Dartmouth. After graduation he worked for 5 years at the Torpedo Station in Newport, RI as a First Class Machinist. In 1944, during WWII, he joined the U.S. Navy as a Seaman First Class in the Submarine Service, Pacific Fleet serving aboard the NTC Sampson and later the USS Thresher. He was employed at the Acushnet Co. as a foreman in the Machine Shop, where he retired from after 31 years of dedicated service.
Butch loved his family dearly; both he and his loving wife gave generously their whole lives. They instilled high moral values in all of their children and a strong sense of charity to others. He was a life member of the Rochester Lions Club, serving as treasurer and King Lion, receiving the Melvin Jones Award from Lions International for dedicated humanitarian services in 1995; he was a member and past President of the US Submarine Vets, WWII, Baystate East Chapter, and a member of the Improved Order of Redmen of Massachusetts, Cromesett Tribe 156 in Wareham, MA. Mr. Boucher was an avid sportsman. Loved fishing and hunting in his free time. He and Doris loved Square dancing and Ballroom dancing and went dancing every week.
In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by one son, Ronald H. Boucher and his wife Lucille of Rochester; three daughters, Dorine L. Westgate and her husband Arthur of Middleboro, Sharon L. McDuffy-Garbetti and her husband Paul of Wareham and Susan M. Daniel and her husband Roy of Rochester; 11 grandchildren, Laurie Hesketh, Lynelle Smith, Keith Boucher, Danielle Baldwin, Christopher and Daniel Savary, Jennifer Jensen, Jarred Boucher, Sarah Coucci, Matthew and Sean Daniel; 18 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Paul V. Boucher and brother of the late Donat, Leo, Gerald Boucher and Laurette Thivierge.
His funeral mass will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10:00 am in St. Rose of Lima Church, 282 Vaughan Hill Road, Rochester. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial is Private. Visitation, Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington Street, Fairhaven. To leave a note of condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com