FARMINGTON – Mitch Boulette, 60, passed away at Franklin Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Friday, July 6, after a brief but courageous battle with lung cancer.
He was born the youngest of five children to Olen and Mildred (Green) Boulette on March 9, 1947, in Skowhegan. He was raised and schooled in Skowhegan, receiving his GED later in life. He married Jocelyne Gilbert in 1968, and had two children, Kari and Tammy.
In 1987 he had a son, Olen. In 2005, Mitch married his soul mate, Jill Davis. He worked construction his entire life, becoming road commissioner of Madison where he stayed until 1984, before moving to Farmington to be closer to his children.
He was an integral part of the Farmington community where he served as public works director for the last 23 years until his death. The town experienced much change and growth under his guidance with his frugality in budget matters and getting the most bang for the buck well known and appreciated by town officials.
He enjoyed auto racing, competing at local tracks with his team in the 1970s. He was an avid snowmobiler, and a founding member of the Shiretown Riders Snowmobile Club.
He was a longtime Harley-Davidson enthusiast and especially fond of his “new” ride, which he got to enjoy for a summer prior to his illness.
He enjoyed his weekends with the boys, fishing and camping in the Bingham and Jackman areas, and camping with his family.
In recent years, he took up golf and traveling. He hit the links frequently with his father-in-law, Ed Davis, especially at Sandy River Golf Course, in New Sharon.
He enjoyed traveling with his wife, Jill, and special friends, particularly going on tropical cruises, where much fun was had by all. He was a longtime member of the Elks Lodge in Farmington. He will be missed greatly by family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Jill, of Farmington; a daughter, Kari Boulette and her son, Levi, and her fiancé, Raymond Wacome and family, of Anson; a daughter, Tammy White and her husband, Michael, and their daughter, Emma, of New Sharon; a son, Olen Boulette and his wife, Allison, of Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, San Diego, Calif.; a stepson, Aaron Abbott of Farmington; a sister, Jeanne Brooks of Skowhegan; brothers, David Boulette and his wife, Ann, of Farmington, Larry Boulette of Skowhegan, and Gerald Boulette and his fiancé, Florence Hawkes, of Conway, N.H.; the extended Davis family of Farmington; and many nephews and nieces.
He was predeceased by his parents; and stepfather George Ellis.
The family would like to thank Dr. Armand Auger of Franklin Memorial Hospital, and Dr. Amir Modarressi of St. Mary’s Hospital for their care during Mitch’s illness.