1932 – 2015

AUBURN — Malcolm Gaylord Boutilier, 83, of Jay died peacefully on Monday, Oct. 12, at the Hospice House in Auburn.

Malcolm was born on Jan. 13, 1932, a son of John E. and Harriett O. (Livermore) Boutilier. He grew up in Livermore Falls and Readfield, attending high school at Kents Hill, where he was a star baseball player. After graduation, he worked at the paper mill in Jay for a short time before enlisting in the U.S. Army for two years, where he was stationed on Okinawa Island in Japan.

Upon his discharge from the military, he went on to attend the University of Maine in Orono for two years before traveling to Alaska on a motorcycle. He then continued his education, receiving his bachelor’s degree from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and began his career as an underwriter broker and insurance buyer for various companies, including North American Insurance Co., Marsh & McLennan, Transworld Airlines and United Shoe Machinery Corp. On Feb. 15, 1957, he married Lois Rudderow in San Francisco. While in California, Malcolm took an interest to aviation and organized an antique airshow with Lois.

One of Malcolm’s greatest passions in life was baseball. Even after high school, Malcolm remained active in many baseball clubs, including local leagues and the Army league, and he played for Saint-George, a minor league in Canada. He was also invited by Del Bissonette to try out for the Boston Braves. He was a die-hard Red Sox fan.

Malcolm was a very intelligent individual with many business ventures, including owning Top of the Track restaurant in Lewiston, and was part-owner of many long-term care facilities. He was the town manager of Livermore Falls for six years.


He was an inventor and patented the Equalizer Harness in the United States and Canada and owned horse stable with racehorses. Malcolm was also involved in education, acting as an English lecturer at Lowell Tech Institute and remained very active in alumni affairs at Kents Hill for many years.

He is survived by his children, Bradford Boutilier of Indianapolis, Ind., Brian Boutilier and his wife, Susan, of Henderson Harbor, N.Y., and Bruce Boutilier of Lewiston; grandchildren, Marenna and Shelby Boutilier of Indianapolis, Ind.; a sister, Brenda Deojay of Fayette; and several nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, John Boutilier; and a brother-in-law, Blaine Deojay.

Tributes and condolences may be shared by visiting www.wilesrc.com.

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