In Loving Memory of Holly Routhier

February 12, 1966
Norwalk, CT
August 14, 2017
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


First Church Congregational

Memorial Service Celebrating Holly's Life

148 Beach Road,
CT 06824

Monday, August 21, 2017, 11:00 AM


Family Gathering



576 Farmington Avenue,
CT 06105

St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place,
TN 38105

Holly Boston Routhier

Holly Boston Routhier, age 51, of Fairfield, loving wife, mother, daughter and sister, passed away tragically Monday, August 14, 2017 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Born in Norwalk, Holly had been a Fairfield resident for almost all of her life. She was a 1984 graduate of Roger Ludlowe High School and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University in 1988. Holly enjoyed being a colorist for Ametex Fabrics from 1988 to 2002. In 2002, she joined Richloom Fabrics where she achieved the position of Senior Studio Director. Holly made every family gathering fun and delicious with her amazing cooking and baking, being known for her creative birthday cakes and other unique dishes. Her ability to plan the perfect party will be greatly missed by all. Holly was the fixer; her family relied on her creativity and resourcefulness. Her unselfish manner helped find solutions that many overlooked. She loved volunteering at many of her children’s activities and cherished her role as a mother and wife. She was a well known cheerleader on the sidelines for all her children's sports endeavors. Holly was also a lifelong member of First Church Congregational, Fairfield. She will be dearly missed by her beloved husband of 25 years, Robert F. Routhier of Fairfield and their four children whom she adored, Jacob Boston, Samuel William, Elliot Joseph and Olivia Morganne; her devoted mother, Barbara B. Boston of Fairfield; three loving sisters, Heather Boston Garbacik and her family of South Hadley, MA, Sarah Boston Barker and her family of Arlington, MA and Rebecca Boston Dowd and her family of Fairfield; Sister in Law Paula Routhier of Phoenix, AZ and Mother in Law Jeanette Plumb of Phoenix, AZ. She was predeceased by her father James W. Boston and her Father in Law, Paul J. Routhier of Winter Haven, Fla. Holly was a shining light and the world was made a better place with her in it. A memorial service celebrating Holly’s life will be held Monday, August 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road, Fairfield with the Rev. David Spollett officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Holly’s memory may be made to NAMI Connecticut, 576 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT 06105 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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  1. There are no words to express my sincere sorrow for the loss of a beautiful wife, mother, sister, friend. In time I hope all of the wonderful memories that you have made will bring you comfort and peace. Love and hugs to all of you. ❤️

  2. We will always be thankful to Holly for all the hard work and commitment she brought to her work and what she accomplished, under trying conditions, on behalf of Brentwood. But aside from the hard work she brought a smile, a laugh and a sense of fun to all that she did. What a joy she was to work with.

    On behalf of all the employees of Brentwood, our condolences to the family and our thanks that we were able to have her in our lives.

    Loren Sweet

  3. I will miss Holly’s smiling face and cheerful approach to life in everything she did. She was a true professional that brought a passion to her work. My condolences to her family.

  4. My support and love go to the Boston Family for the loss of Holly. You are all shinning lights and may your love for one another keep you together and strong during this unprecedented moment of your lives. My thoughts are with you, after all these years.

  5. Bob and family- on behalf of Andrew, Dina and the rest of our organization I send you our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this time.

  6. Bob

    My deepest condolences to your family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Zsebik family

  7. Since the late 80’s Holly’s and my Textile careers have crisscrossed from Ametex to Richloom. Holly has always been a consummate professional orchestrating the creation of beautiful printed textiles. When corresponding with me in emails for my next freelance assignment she would alway close with “My Best, Holly”. I believe she always did do her best and will continue to do her best as a guiding spirit for all who love her.

  8. Holly has always been a shining star since we have known her when she was two. Our hearts are broken and our love goes to her beautiful family.

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with all the Routhier & Boston families. Holly was a wonderful person and will be missed.

  10. My family and I would like to extend our deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. May the true God mend your family crushed and broken hearts, and may your family be comforted by God’s promise of the resurrection. (John 6:40) Which assures us that we will see our loved ones again.

  11. So saddened to hear about Holly. She babysat for my children and always remembered thinking what a wonderful mother she will be, and it looks like she was, and much more. Sending my thoughts and prayers to all her loved ones.

  12. Holly will be missed in so many ways. Our Plantation Patterns family will forever remember Holly’s beautiful smile and kind ways. Holly was always such joy to work with and we will miss her dearly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and also our Richloom family during this sad time.
    Sending love and hugs from Alabama