James M. Boulter, 55
September 9, 2010
He was born June 16, 1955 in Natick, Mass., the son of Lorraine (Cribby) and Reeve E. Boulter, Jr. He attended school at King Philip Regional High School in Wrentham, Mass., where he graduated in 1973. He was a star left-handed pitcher on his high school baseball team and was drafted by the Cleveland Indians while still in high school but he did not sign with the Indians.
He attended Cape Cod Community College for a year before being drafted by the Boston Red Sox team. He signed with the Red Sox and played two years in their farm system in Elmira, N.Y. The following year he played semi-pro baseball in Canada. For many years he was a self-employed carpenter.
On Aug. 16, 1980 he married Debra M. Taber of Wrentham.
They lived most of their married life in Norfolk, Mass., before moving to Chelsea in 2009.
He had coached J.V. girls softball at King Philip Regional High School, American Legion baseball for Post #93 in Foxboro, Mass., and had been a pitching coach for Foxboro High School.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #93 in Foxboro and the Chelsea Fish & Game Club in Chelsea. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, his springer spaniel "Sadie" and his Ford pick up truck.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Jamie L. and Lorraine A. Boulter all of Chelsea; his parents of Norfolk, Mass.; four brothers, R. Scott Boulter of Norfolk, Mass., Bruce Boulter and Richard Boulter both of Wrentham, Mass., and David Boulter of Norman, Okla., and several nieces, nephews and cousins. There are no public calling hours.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 at 1 p.m., at the Tunbridge Congregational Church in Tunbridge with the Rev. Deadra Ashton officiating. The burial will be held immediately following the service in the Riddall Cemetery in Tunbridge with Pastor Richard AuCoin officiating the committal.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Garden Room, Gifford Medical Center, P.O. Box 2000, Randolph, VT 05060.
The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea is in charge of the arrangements.