"If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever." Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote, and it might accurately describe Ellie Boucher-Fedele.
Ellie had a passion for roses and her garden flourished with them each year. She was an award-winning competitor and a member of the Rose Societies in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Eleanor Mae Boucher was born on June 29, 1947, in Waltham a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Gloria (Foizie) Boucher. A lifelong Waltham resident she graduated from St. Mary's High School with the class of 1965 and earned her bachelor's degree from Emmanuel College.
She died unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at Lahey Clinic in Burlington after an automobile accident. She was 74.
For twenty-seven years, she worked in the payroll department for Standard - Thompson Corporation in Waltham. She then worked at Brox Industries for over 8 years, retiring due to the pandemic.
Her most favorite traveling companion was her longtime friend, Alberta Sullivan, and her most cherished destination was Paris. Ellie was the family genealogist and loved to travel to visit with family and friends, but the shining lights in her life were her grandchildren.
She leaves her children, Richard A. Mason (Sharon) of Rhode Island, William A. Mason (Pamela) of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Thomas A. Mason (Lisa) of Chelmsford and Amanda J. Scott (Michael) of Carlisle; her grandchildren, Blanca Mason, Mason and Addison Scott; her siblings, Mary E. Turner (Steve) of Waltham and Joseph C. Boucher (Anne) of Chester, New Hampshire; many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Eleanor's life by gathering for calling hours at the Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Wednesday, Nov. 3rd from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Thursday morning where her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m.
Burial will take place at a later date.
Memorials in her name may be made to The Carlisle Education Foundation. www.carlislecef.org