Donald J. Poutre, 69, passed away on January, 21, 2019 at his home surround by his family. He was born on November 6, 1949 in Newport son of the late Maurice and Lucille Poutre.
Donald had a great love for his family and enjoyed building split rail fence at his shop. Also his love for country music brought him joy and entertaining crowds with many band members at dance halls, barrooms, fairgrounds and weddings. Donald and his wife farmed for many years along with also building a distiller which he made cedar oil, which was bought and used by cosmetic companies. He had a special love for his granddaughters who he referred to as his “country bumpkins”. He was also one who always ran the roads visiting family and friends and was known for his tall tales and sharp wit at telling jokes.
He leaves his spouse Etiennette (Paulette) Roberge, his son Donald J Poutre Jr and his wife Shawna and their children Mariah and Blaike his daughter Dawn Marie Poutre, grand-dogs Piper and Ted, his sibling’s Phil, Fred and his wife Patti, Evelyn and her husband Gary, Dennis and his wife Carol, Andre and his wife Gail, brothers-in-law Rejean, Claude and his wife Donna, Robert and his wife Shelly, sisters-in laws, Connie and her husband Claude, Gigi and her husband John, Gate and her husband Paul, Francine and her husband Marcel, Marianne and her husband Brian, Sue Roberge, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Also he leaves behind a beautiful legacy of spilt rail fence all over New England. The work now passes to his son Donald Poutre Jr. The business will continue to beautify the countryside of Vermont and surrounding states. Thank you all for your business and well wishes. We look forward to continue the work our father started 30 years ago.
Donald was also proceeded by his father and mother-in-law: Felix and Monique Roberge, sibling: Henry Poutre, brother-in-law John Roberge and granddaughter Kristin Marie.
Per Donald’s request there will be no services held. In lieu of flowers the family is asking that you either plant a tree or flower at your favorite spot in memory of Donald. The family also invited you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.