Born Alice Cécile Rochette to Léon and Marie Rochette on November 2, 1929 in
St.Théophile, Beauce, Canada, she later married Armand Boutin (deceased) and raised
five children namely Solange Boutin (Canada), Gisèle Pereira of Watertown, CT,
Jocelyne Colombe of Arizona, Jean-Claude Boutin of New Britain and Chantal Kotyla of
West Hartford, CT. As one of 7 children, she is survived by Ernest Rochette, her
youngest brother living in Canada.
In 1969, she and her husband established a residence in Bristol, CT with their 4
youngest children as the oldest, Solange, remained in Canada to raise her own family.
Although surrounded by French-speaking families, she learned to speak English.
From a young age, she had style and always wore the latest fashions. She was a
wonderful seamstress designing clothes when patterns were unavailable. She loved to
dance, play cards and most importantly always aimed at keeping the family together
with holiday & birthday celebrations. She knitted and gifted many beautiful afghans and
mittens to family members and her godchildren.
She rejoiced in the achievements of her 5 children, 6 grandchildren and 7 greatgrandchildren who continued to bring her great pride throughout her life.
Over the years, she sorely missed her grown-up grandchildren Caroline Carrière and
François Carrière (Canada), Jeremy Lebowitz, Joshua Lebowitz, Frank Pereira III, and
also Cassidy Kotyla (USA).
Her cherished great-grandchildren include Krystina Deguire, Karol-Anne Deguire and
Daniel Carrière (Canada) and Timothy and Brynn Lebowitz, Magnolia and Sabrina
Her cookies were always a hit and sent home after family gatherings. Molasses and
sugar cookies were frequently requested and shipped to Canada, enjoyed no matter
what age! Cassidy fondly called her “grandma cookie”.
For many years she worked for General Motors even traveling to Massachusetts when
the local plant closed to ensure great benefits upon retirement.
She was a Eucharistic Minister for a decade bringing smiles and comfort as she visited
hospital patients and offered communion. It also gave her an opportunity to wear her
She was very active and enjoyed gatherings with the Ladies of St. Ann’s.
At her request, she will be cremated. At a later date, her remains will be buried at the
cemetery next to her husband’s.
She will be missed by many who crossed her path
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