October 4, 1955 ~ November 13, 2000
Mark E. Boivin, 45, of Meriden, died Monday, Nov. l3, 2000. He was born in Nuremberg, Germany, son of David Boivin and Priscilla Ruperti Boivin of Woodstock. He was a kind, helpful, generous person who was interested in everyone and everything. Chief among his many interests were clocks, watches, automobiles (antique and retro), motorcycles, travel and gardening at his home. While growing up he lived in many parts of the U.S. as part of a career military family. In his youth he belonged to the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the rank of First Class. He was inducted into the Order of the Arrow, Longhorn Council, Texas. Highlight of his scouting experience was participation in the Mountain Wilderness Camp at Philmont, New Mexico. After completing school he lived in California for several years. He returned to Connecticut where for the past 15 years he worked for the Department of Public Works, State of Connecticut, most recently as Superintendent of the State Office Building, 340 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT. For his outstanding and dedicated service he received the Governor's Service Award in November 1997, and Letters of Commendation from the following agencies: Department of Social Services, Connecticut Association of Affirmative Action Professionals, Department of Consumer Protection, Department of Revenue Services and the Attorney General's office. He took immense pride in his work and was well liked and respected by evenyone. He is survived by his parents, his dear friend Loyd Johnson, his brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Wendy Boivin, his sisters and brothers-in-law, Diana and Daniel Cahill, Paula and Bryan Woodhouse, his nephews and niece, Matthew, Jason, Zachary, Jacob and Alicia, his aunts and uncle, Nydia and William Saros, Madeline Johnson, and several cousins and their children. He is also survived by his maternal grandfather, Ernesto A. Ruperti, whom he cared for dearly. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Calling hours will be on Friday, November 17, 5-8 p.m., at the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Avenue, Meriden. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 18 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 520 Paddock Ave., Meriden. Burial will be held later at the convenience of the family.