Helen M. Boutin

COLEBROOK — Helen M. Boutin, 83, died Nov. 7, 2009, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was the widow of Herman J. Boutin, who died in 1990.

Born in Winsted June 5, 1926, she was a daughter of Mary Ann (Leahy) and Thomas E. Finn. She had lived in Colebrook since 1956. Prior to her retirement, she was head cook at Barkhamsted Elementary School for 18 years and operated the Village Sweet Shop in Riverton a few years later.  She was a graduate of The Gilbert School, class of 1943, and a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Winsted. She enjoyed cooking for her family and loved babysitting her grandchildren.

Her survivors include two sons, James Boutin and his wife, Marie, of Winsted and John “Jack†Boutin and his wife, Kathy, of Colebrook; five granddaughters; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Boutin; and all of her siblings, William, John, Edward and Fr. Harold J. Finn, OFM, and Mary Tatsapaugh.  

Funeral services were held Nov. 11 from the Maloney Funeral Home to St. Joseph Church, Winsted. Burial was in Eno Hill Cemetery in Colebrook. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church, PO Box 808, Winsted, CT 06098. To leave an online condolence, visit maloneyfuneral.com.

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