WILMINGTON, MA — Florence M. (Sudsbury) Boutwell fondly known as “Sister” to her family and friends, age 99, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2018.
Sister was born on March 26, 1919, at home in Wilmington, MA; she was the dear daughter of the late Floyd and Margaret Boutwell. Sister was also raised and educated in Wilmington.
She married the “love of her life” Albert Boutwell, Jr. in 1944; the couple raised three children and shared nearly 50 years of marriage before his passing in 1993. Sister was very attentive to her family; she was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and an excellent homemaker. Sister treasured the time that she spent with her children and grandchildren; they spent many holidays, special occasions, or just family gatherings at her home which was always filled with love and laughter. Sister enjoyed traveling every summer to Nova Scotia with her husband and children to visit family and they also had many great times camping at their place in Henniker, NH.
In her spare time, Sister, enjoyed crocheting and knitting; she made countless hand made gifts that were shared with family and friends. Sister was also a very talented baker and cake decorator for many years; Sister’s creations were as beautiful as they were delicious and they made every occasion special.
Sister will be remembered as a kind and loving woman; she was quite and gentle in nature but always made others feel welcomed and loved. Sister will forever be in the hearts of her family, friends and those she touched.
Florence was the beloved wife of the late Albert E. Boutwell, Jr., devoted mother of Margaret “Anne” Fisher of Lowell, Mary Lou Govoni of Burlington and the late Albert E. Boutwell III. Loving “Nana” of Jeff & his wife Leigh, Lisa, Michelle, Scott, Kelly, Chris, Kenny & his wife Carmen, Sarah & her husband Matt, Aron, Tristan, Chris and the late Allan as well as many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Cherished daughter of the late Floyd and Margaret (Surette) Sudsbury, dear sister of the late James W. “Jeff” Sudsbury.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, August 2nd for Visitation from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.
Memorial donations in Florence’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)
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