EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

May 8, 2013

Sharon Stimson Boutin, 57

Salem, N.H. — Sharon Stimson Boutin, 57, of Salem N.H., became a beautiful angel in heaven when she passed away unexpectedly on May 2.

Sharon was born in Detroit, Mich., and moved to New Hampshire with her family as a teenager. She has been a resident of Salem, N.H., for more than 30 years. Sharon graduated from Northern Essex Community College as a sign language interpreter, a career well suited, as she loved helping people.

Sharon fought a brave battle, enduring many surgeries over the years. She had miraculously survived a major health issue, but then required many corrective surgeries to improve and extend her life. We know without a doubt the reason she fought so hard was due to her strong will to be there for her family. Sharon and her husband, Gary are the guardians to three children, Toni, Joshua and Jaiden. She gave lovingly and without hesitation, taking on the responsibility of raising these children, with an unprecedented passion and devotion. This loving trait also extended to her mom, siblings, nieces, nephews and extended family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, and friend to everyone. She would always greet you with a loving hug. She cherished everyone and every moment she had with you. Her large family and many friends are a testament to her beautiful legacy. We are sure she is now reaping her well-deserved reward in Heaven. A job well-done Sharon!

Sharon leaves behind husband, Gary Boutin; children, Toni Vallario, Joshua Perry and Jaiden Perry; mother, Shirley Sackett (Tautenhan) of Salem; sisters, Sandra Campisi of Salem, Kathy Stimson of Derry, Mary Cron of South Carolina; and brother, Michael Stimson of Texas. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Predeceased in death are her stepfather, William Sackett; father, Clifford Stimson and niece, Jamie Perry.

ARRANGEMENTS: Friends and relatives are invited to call on Friday, May 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main St., Salem, N.H. A funeral Mass will be held the following day on Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, 40 Main St., Salem, N.H.

Memorial contributions in Sharon's memory may be made directly to her family.

To leave an online condolence, please visit www.goundreydewhirstfuneral.com or facebook.com/GoundreyDewhirstFuneral.