Herbert "Hubie" Boulier

ASHLAND - Herbert "Hubie" Boulier, 91, of Ashland, died peacefully Sunday morning, Dec. 22, 2013 at Maine Veteran's Home, Caribou. He was born in Sheridan, June 9, 1922, a son of Thomas and Clara (Saucier) Boulier.

He enlisted with the US Army and served with the 501st Engineers Light Ponton Company during WWII in areas of western Germany, Italy, southern France and central Europe. After his honorable discharge, he continued to work as an engineer with the Veterans Affairs Medical and Regional Office Center in Togus/Augusta for over 23 years. After his retirement in 1970, he returned to his hometown in Ashland. He was a member and former service officer of VFW Leblanc-Jenkins, Post # 9699, the American Legion, Post #109, former Ashland Fish & Game Club, and the Ashland Rotary Club. Hubie was a very special person to Salina O'Clair and all her children and considered a member of the family.

He will be greatly missed by all. Herbert is survived by: a brother, Wilson Boulier of Columbia, CT; and many special friends in and around Ashland. He is predeceased by his wife, Pauline (Smoler) Boulier, his sister, Emily Gadbis, and brothers, Joseph, Clifford and Gilbert.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m. at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Ashland, followed by military honors. Relatives and friends may call Monday morning, 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the church. Spring internment will be in Gilman Cemetery, Denmark, ME. Arrangements are a service of Lajoie Funeral Home - Ashland, 114 Exchange St., Ashland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Maine Veterans Home-Caribou, 163 Van Buren Rd., Suite #2, Caribou, ME 04736. To share condolences online, please visit www.LajoieFuneralHome.com

Published in BDN Maine on Dec. 27, 2013