I had known Mike since
elementary school. I had been
to his house on the corner of Sherman Ave. and Linden Street
and met his parents and his younger
siblings, Paul and Jane. His dad worked at Sears Roebuck and his
a stay-at-home mom. Mike was a nice guy and always made me
laugh. When I saw him at the 30th reunion, he reminded me that we
a date to the movies. I think he and Chuck
Halpin were my companions to and from Fort Stanwix Elementary
I lost track of him after he moved out of the neighborhood until we
high school. Our paths crossed when he worked at Loblaw's
best friends, Camille Iannotti and Patty Smith. At the 30th
he said he had been doing some acting and that he had a walk-on
part in a
movie with Bruce Willis. I will miss his hugs and
smiling face. - Ellie Krupowicz
Michael with the infectious
the years I would run into Mike at craft fairs. He used to make
country pieces out of wood. Every fall I put up a Country
Duck decoration that he made. It never failed, when I ran into him
would giggle like two school kids. And how could I forget, the time he
over to my house to help with the 30Th Reunion.
He was so helpful; he made so many phone calls from his cell. That
he presented each of the girls wooden pins he made. What
Love you, miss you,
Smiling is infectious.
You can catch it like the flu.
smiled at me today,
I immediately thought of you.
Michael G. Boulanger, age 56, of
died suddenly May 17, 2009.
He was born July 5, 1952, in Newport, Vermont, a son of George and Madeleine Trotier
and graduated from Rome
in 1970, Utica School of Commerce and Empire State College. Mike was
as a recreational therapist at Central New York DSO, and received the
of the year award” in 1976. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Ministries.
Mike was an avid wood crafter. He participated in many craft shows and
many friends along the way. Mike had a passion for the entertainment
industry, and worked as an “extra” in movies and soap operas, filmed in
New York City.
He was a
member of the Screen Actors Guild, where he met many famous and known
and actresses. He was an avid traveler and Cruise enthusiast and for
arranged Cruise excursions for hundreds of fellow State employees,
several countries around the world.
Michael is survived two sons, Jason and Adam, and foster children,
and Nick Rose, all of Rome; his father and step-mother, George and
Boulanger of Rome; a sister and brother in law, Jane and Ron Barnes of
Lake; a brother and sister in law, Paul and Jennifer Boulanger of Rome;
and two nephews, Sara Boulanger, Paul Boulanger and Dan LaGasse; aunts,
cousins and many special friends; and his two dogs, Barkley and
was predeceased by his mother, Madeleine.