David W. Boulton ’49

The Reverend David W. Boulton ’49 died July 19, 2014, in Islesboro. He was born in Worcester, Mass., on December 8, 1928, and prepared for college at David Prouty High School and Mt. Hermon School. He graduated early from Bowdoin in 1948, cum laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. A member of Chi Psi fraternity, he went on to earn a master of arts at Yale University in 1949 as a Henry Wordsworth Longfellow Scholar, and a bachelor of sacred theology at the General Theological Seminary in 1962. He served to corporal in the Army as an intelligence officer in post-war Europe, then taught English literature at the University of Kansas and Williams College. He was drawn to the ministry, and was ordained an Episcopal priest at Yale Divinity School in 1962. In 2000, island residents dedicated the annual town report to him in recognition of his ministerial work and community service. He is survived by sister Marcia Boulton Allen and his closest friend of 60 years, Charles Serns, with whom he shared a house on Islesboro.

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