HOULTON - Ralph J. Boulier, 87, died Oct. 19, 2013, at a local health care facility. He was born June 23, 1926, in Houlton, the son of Ralph W. and Thelma (White) Boulier.
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Ralph was a member of Houlton First Baptist Church. He served with the U.S. Army in Germany and Korea during the Korean War. Was a Past member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, member of the Houlton Fish and Game Club and the No. 9 Sportsman Club of which he was President several years. For over 30 years Ralph owned and operated R.J. Boulier & Son Waste Disposal and after retiring went back to work employed with Dunn Funeral Home and Wilbert Vault of Aroostook. Ralph and his wife Bun enjoyed many camping trips fishing with friends. He especially liked family gatherings with kids and grandkids and lots of Bun's home cooking.
Ralph is survived by two sons, Ralph T. Boulier and Vicky Yarema, and Randy Boulier and his wife, Beth; two daughters, Patricia Saunders and her husband, Rodney, and Linda Nickerson and her husband, Brian; two brothers, Basil Boulier of Dakota, Ill., and Raymond Boulier of Bangor; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Bernice "Bunny" Boulier; his daughter, Peggy Boulier Hannigan; two grandchildren, Nicole and Matthew Hannigan; brothers, John and Carl; and sister, Katherine.
Friends may call 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Dunn Funeral Home. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may make gifts in Ralph's memory to the Cary Library; or the charity of ones choice, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730. Online guest book and condolences at: www.dunnfuneral.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Oct. 21, 2013