Mark R. Boucher ’85 died on November 10, 2015, in Easton, Massachusetts.
(The following appeared in The Boston Globe on November 11, 2015)
BOUCHER, Mark Robert 52, of Easton, Massachusetts, passed away early morning Tuesday, November 10, 2015. He left this world at peace, knowing full the profound love of his family, friends, and colleagues. Born March 31st, 1963 in West Warwick, Rhode Island, Mark was the beloved son of Robert and Judy Boucher. Loving husband to his wife Patricia A. (James) Boucher, and devoted father to his son Jake and daughter Kendyll, his memory survives with them. Cherished son-in-law of Robert and Ann James, and irreplaceable brother to Debra Boucher, Brian Boucher and his wife Amy (Crowell) Boucher, and Michelle “Suzy” O’Brien and her husband Grady O’Brien. Brother-in-law to Robert F. James, Paul F. James, Anne G. Ianitelli, Catherine M. Maurice, Marianne L. Hancock, and Phillip T. James. Incredible Uncle to 23 nieces and nephews, and one great-niece. His charm, love, and incomparable spirit shall forever grace our hearts. My father found his joy in his family, his friends, and a rotating fleet of luxury vehicles. Proud graduate of Brockton High, he was the captain of the Varsity Basketball Team, where he was fortunate to meet my mother Patti. Funny to a fault, he laughed loud, often, and with gusto. A self-made man, he was a champion of the Insurance Industry, building an empire alongside his father and his brother. My father was, and shall remain, the greatest man I will ever know. He taught me the value of a firm handshake, and the way to be gentleman in an ungentlemanly world. He was, first and foremost, a family man. I would consider myself lucky to be half the man he became.