1936 – 2014

JAY — Philip F. “Choo” Boivin, 77, of Jay, died peacefully Friday, May 16, at his home in Jay surrounded by his loving family.

He was born July 25, 1936, in Jay, a son of Joseph and Alma (Bibeau) Boivin. He attended local schools, graduating from Jay High School in 1956.

On Aug. 3, 1957, he married, Marlene M. Simoneau at St. Rose of Lima in Jay. They made their home in Jay in a house that “Choo” built himself.

He retired from Bath Iron Works in 1996.

“Choo” enjoyed working around his home and was very mechanically inclined. Known as “Mr. Fix It,” there was no repair in house or garage that he couldn’t do. He enjoyed traveling with his wife throughout the U.S. and was fortunate enough to celebrate his 25th wedding anniversary in Hawaii. His greatest pleasure was time spent with his family, particularly at family outings.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 57 years, Marlene of Jay; his children, Gregg Boivin of Jay, Douglas Boivin and his wife, Pauline, of Jay, Stephen Boivin and his wife, Kathy, of Jay, and Darlene Howes and her husband, David, of Jay; grandchildren, Katie Boivin of Jay, Laura Conway and her husband, Eric, of Limerick, Emily Boivin, Jacob Boivin, Bradley Howes, Jason Howes, Logan Howes, and Paris Howes all of Jay; a great-grandson, Drew Boivin; siblings, Roland Boivin and his wife, Patricia, of North Jay, Louise Newcomb of Bangor, and Bernard Boivin and his wife, Phyllis, of Jay; sisters-in-law, Yvette Boivin of Windham and Karen Boivin of Jay.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Armand, Raymond, and Robert Boivin.

Words of condolence and tribute may be shared with “Choo’s” family and friends on his tribute wall at www.wilesrc.com.

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