CHESHIRE – John P. Bouteiller, Sr., 61, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Donna (Harris) Bouteiller.
Mr. Bouteiller was born on June 16, 1958, in Waterbury, son of the late Oliver Bouteiller, Sr., and Mary (Wild) Bouteiller. He was a graduate of H.C. Wilcox and Mattatuck Community College John was employed as a Maintenance Technician at Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden.
John is survived by his sons: John Paul Bouteiller, Jr., (Amanda), Charles Bouteiller (Kara), Matthew Bouteiller, and Brent Bouteiller. He will also be missed by his greatest joy, his grandchildren, Ember Elisabeth, Evelyn Dorothy, and John Paul Bouteiller, III. John is also survived by his brothers: Oliver Bouteiller, Jr., (Louise), Daniel Bouteiller (Maureen), Thomas J. Bouteiller (Jo Ann), and Ben Henderson (Linda), and sister Sandra Bouteiller (Joe); and his brothers in law D.J. Harris (Susan) and William Harris. He was predeceased by his sister Cynthia Schneider. He leaves behind many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.
John’s greatest passion was spending time with his family, whether it be camping, going on family vacations, attending NASCAR events, car shows and watching Game of Thrones with his sons, and the many friends he made during his lifetime. He was instrumental in helping form the Parents for Adaptive Programs though Cheshire Parks & Rec, which led to their Therapeutic Recreation program today. John also served on the board for the Cheshire Challengers, and was the coach for the Red Sox for more than 10 years.
John’s family would like to thank the staff of Smilow Cancer, especially his nurse Chris on the 8th floor who always would stay that extra time for a chat. Also, the Masonicare Hospice staff, the Sisters of the Apostles of Sacred Heart, friends, family and the many neighbors who so kindly cared for his family during his illness.
A memorial service celebrating Mr. Bouteiller’s life will be held at a later date. The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, is assisting with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Sister’s Project, P.O. Box 1643, Wallingford, CT 06492; Phil’s Friends, 1350 Lake St., Suite I, Roselle, IL 60172; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For online condolences, please visit www.fordfh.com.