Sunday, October 01, 2006

Mom

Motherless children have a hard time
When their mother is gone.
Motherless children have a hard time
When their mother is gone.

Motherless children have such a hard time.
There's all that weepin' and all that cryin'.
Motherless children, they have such a hard time

When their mother is gone.

Father will do the best he can
When the mother is gone.
Father will do the best he can
When the mother is gone.
Father will do the best he can,
But there's so many things he just don't understand.
Motherless children, they have such a hard time
When their mother is gone.

People say a sister will do
When your mother is gone.
People say a sister will do
When your mother is gone.
People say a sister will do,
But she'll get married and turn her back on you.
Motherless children, they have such a hard time
When their mother is gone.

You may find comfort in your husband or your wife
When your mother is gone.
You may find comfort in your husband or your wife
When your mother is gone.
You may find comfort in your husband or your wife,
But you'll be your mother's child
for the rest of your life.
And nobody treats you like your mother did
When your mother is gone.
-Blind Willie Johnson
Cloutier, Ruth P. (Dexter)

Acton Funeral Home

age 69, a resident of Boxborough since 1975, died Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at the Emerson Hospital in Concord. She was the widow of Gerald J. Cloutier, who died in 1976. Mrs. Cloutier was the daughter of Nellie (Baron) Dexter of West Warwick, Rhode Island and the late Ralph P. Dexter.

Mrs. Cloutier was raised in Warwick, and was a graduate of the Warwick schools. She earned her nursing degree from the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Hanover, New Hampshire. She married Gerald J. Cloutier in 1958, settling in Billerica where they lived for many years before moving to Southern California and Boxborough, MA. Mrs. Cloutier's favorite place was the beach, and she especially loved her recent vacation at Old Orchard Beach in Maine. She also enjoyed knitting baby sweaters and Christmas stockings for family and friends.

In addition to her mother, Mrs. Cloutier is survived by her four children: Stefanie Cloutier of Concord, Michael Cloutier of San Diego, Keri Prasky of Groton, and Jeffrey Cloutier of Lyman, Maine; a brother Arthur Dexter of West Warwick; 7 grandchildren, and two nephews.

All are invited to visiting hours on Sunday, September 24th from 3:00-5:00pm at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Mass Ave. (Rte 111) Acton. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 25th at 1:30pm in St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 14 Treble Cove Road, North Billerica, with burial following in North Burial Ground, North Billerica.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA. 01701.

For directions to St. Anne's Church, please follow this link: http://www.stannes-billerica.org/map.htm

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