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Marlene E. (Goddard) Boucher

HAVERHILL: Marlene E. (Goddard) Boucher, 81, passed away on August 1, 2016 at her home where her husband courageously fulfilled his promise to have her remain in her home through her final days.

Marlene was born on September 12, 1934, the daughter of William and Mabel Goddard. She grew up in Haverhill and graduated from Haverhill High School, Class of 1952. She continued her education MacIntosh Business School.

During her school years, Marlene met her future husband George Boucher. They married on January 2, 1954 and made their home in the Rosemont section of Haverhill, where they lived happily for the next sixty-two years.

Marlene was extremely talented and a tireless worker. A large portion of her work career, nearly thirty years, was spent at the former Pentucket Shore in downtown Haverhill. Subsequently, Marlene held a variety of positions. She worked as a Criminal Investigator at the IRS, obtained her Realtor’s license, worked as a clerk at Red’s Shoe Barn, and served as a notary public.

Marlene was Past President of the World War ll Military Auxiliary and former President of Maplewood North Parish Cemetery.

Marlene was a woman with deep faith, strong values, and a tremendous inner strength. She was loved, respected, and appreciated by her family, friends, and neighbors alike. She was also a true lover of animals and owned numerous pets over the years.

Marlene is survived by her husband George Boucher and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves her two pets, Bo and Midori, who were a great source of comfort to her during her illness. She was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Dorothy Cerow.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2016, at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill to be followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. James Church. Interment to follow at Maplewood North Parish Cemetery. Calling hours Friday evening from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marlene’s name to: Opportunity Works, CBDS 11 Program, 10 Opportunity Way, Newburyport, MA 01950.

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