Ronald A. Boucher (Ron) deceased on November 5, 2017 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH after a brief illness.
Ron was born in Manchester, NH on April 10, 1940 the son of Arthur Boucher and Blanche Boucher. He grew up in Derry, NH and graduated from Bishop Bradley High School. He went on to graduate from New Hampshire Technical Institute and was in the Air National Guard.
Growing up he loved everything with wheels from his soap box derby to hot rods.
Ron ran a successful automotive business in Merrimack, NH where he worked until his early retirement in 1991. He was not well suited for retirement and shortly thereafter opened Deerfield Automotive in Deerfield where he did automotive work but mostly enjoyed the company of many in the community for coffee and conversation. He greatly enjoyed all of those who visited regularly.
Ron had many interests including, cars, motorcycles (trail and trials bikes) and horses. His pride and joy was his 1957 Thunderbird sold when the family outgrew the car. He talked of that car for years. In his younger days groups of friends would meet at the house every Saturday to join him on his Hodaka motorcycle for a ride. He continued riding for years after. Working with his family in Deerfield, they raised and showed Morgan horses winning many awards. Ron was very involved in the New Hampshire Horse and Trail Association and Granite State Morgan Horse Association. More recently he was involved with running horse shows at the Deerfield Fairgrounds and managing the Deerfield Fair Horse Show. He made many friends in the process. In 2016 Ron and his wife Jane were inducted into the Deerfield Fair Horse Show Hall of Fame in honor of their dedication to the horse show.
Ron is survived by his wife of 57 years Jane and two sons; Tim and his wife Wendy of Deerfield, NH and Joseph of NY, NY. His is also survived by his beloved sister Connie Patchen and her husband Raymond of Londonderry. Ron and his sister were very close and the family has fond memories of their heated discussions of the location of White's Diner and how Connie would pull Ron's ears to torment him in younger days.
Ron's straight talk will be missed by all who knew him. You always knew where you stood. He was fiercely loyal to friends and family.
Special thanks to the staff at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack for helping Ron through his last days with dignity and comfort.
Friends and family are invited to visiting hours at Brewitt Funeral Home, 2 Epping Street, Raymond, NH on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Community Hospice House.