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Richard A. Boulter, 66, of Rockport passed away peacefully on Sunday morning at Blueberry Hill Health Care in Beverly, ending a valiant struggle of five years as a quadriplegic.
He was born November 9, 1949, in Gloucester, son of June K. (Porter) Boulter of Rockport and the late Edward A. Boulter. A lifelong resident of Rockport and RHS graduate, Class of 1967, he went on to Boston University, where he received his degree in Theology in 1971. He later attended Bangor Theological Seminary.
Richard had a lifelong interest in the natural world and was deeply connected to its boundless treasures. He started Cape Ann Agronomics in the 70s, and raised his two sons in the business. It continues today as Boulter Landscaping. His strong work ethic, superior knowledge of trees and plants and his landscape artistry earned him high regard from his longtime customers.
He also had an abiding interest in alternative healing therapies and spirituality. A revered shaman and alchemist, he led soul journeys for groups and individuals in the U.S, Central and South America to help alleviate traumas affecting the soul/spirit and restore the physical body to balance and wholeness. As such, he was an avid world traveler and embraced people of many different cultures, with whom he had deep and lasting friendships.
In addition to his mother, June, Richard is survived by his children, Crispin F. Boulter, wife, Holly and daughter, Sadie of Volcano, Hawaii; Micah H. Boulter and wife, Helen of West Gloucester; Wendy Albertson, husband, Kevin and son, Joshua of Pillager, Mich.; Juli K. Boulter and stepson, Brian Delgado of Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil and their mother, Danielle Delgado. He is also survived by his brother, Robert T. Boulter and wife, Kathy of Rockport; sister, Susan J. Bonior and her husband, Dan of Limington, Maine; two nephews, Aaron Boulter and Jon Alan Bonior; and his aunt and uncle, Richard N. and Nancy J. Boulter of Rockport and Berea, Ohio and their family.
There will be a celebration of Richard's life on Sunday, November 6, 2016, 2 p.m. at his favorite Steel Derrick Quarry Rowe Avenue in Pigeon Cove for friends and acquaintances. Interment will be private. A harvest potluck gathering will follow.
For online condolences and register book, please visit www.pikenewhall.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester.
Published on  October 27, 2016
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