AUBURN — Richard H. Boulet, 78 of Lewiston passed away Saturday, June 2, at Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn. He was born in Lewiston in 1939 and was the son of Robert and Annette (Guay) Boulet. He grew up playing hockey and was a goalie for Lewiston High School and Kents Hill School. He continued and played as goalie for the Bates Mill Hockey Team, where he was later sent to play for the Boston Bruins farm team. During this time, he met and married Mariette Latulippe. He served in the Marine Reserves, where he worked as a French translator. He graduated from Husson College with a degree in business.

He served as the chief financial officer for Pioneer Plastic and later accepted a position as a national executive financial officer for Exxon Oil. Family was the most important thing to him, and he left to return to Maine buying the Dairy Delight. He and his first wife, Mariette, worked hard expanding several times and changed the name to The Little Hobo Restaurant. The restaurant was well-known for its homemade food. Dick, as he was known to his friends, was also known for greeting people with a smile and a joke. Upon the death of his first wife, he sold the restaurant and worked as chief financial officer for Lewiston Bottled Gas. Several years later, he remarried Celene Brooke-Boulet and they returned to Kents Hill, where there served as dorm parents for Sampson Hall. Richard worked with Kents Hill to open up a den area, known as the Huskie Den, that would serve food and have activities for the students after hours. He and Celene were very involved and the school honored them both upon their retirement several years ago by dedicating the new football field as the Brooke-Boulet football field.

He enjoyed cooking and enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and shared that passion with his children.

He is predeceased by both his parents; his first wife, Mariette Boulet; and his brother, Robert C. Boulet of Lewiston. He is survived by his second wife, Celene Brooke-Boulet; his daughter, Dr. Kathy Boulet, of Lewiston; his daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and John Bosse of Lewiston; his son, Mark Boulet, of Greene; his grandsons Colt Steele and Hunter Steele of Lewiston; his stepson and his wife Scott and Carol Brooke of Augusta; and his stepson and wife Danny and Tanya Brooke of Augusta and their son, Jordan.

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Richard H. Boulet

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