Thomas Boulay

  • Born: September 19, 1961
  • Died: July 3, 2019
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Cremation Society of New Hampshire

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (800) 493-8001

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Thomas by adding your memories and photos.

Born September 19, 1961, Thomas M. Boulay, 'Tommy,' entered this world, behind two older brothers, Rocco and Alan, followed by a younger sister, Gina. Considered the more sensitive one of the Boulay bunch, he became the prankster in the family, typically looking to evoke a giggle rather than an argument.

His 'machine gun' laugh, as people knew him for, was his trademark from childhood on. Long time friend, Peter Keough, remarked, "Tommy was the guy who could turn a bad day into a hilarious one through mischief and teasing," Clearly, Tom got that from the Howe side of the family so notoriously known for their unique wit.

He attended Manchester schools, including Central High School, and played for both the Blue Devils and Vikings football teams as a teen. As an adult, he began a career in real estate and home contracting, beginning with Bull Pen Remodeling, which he co-founded with cousin, Billy Pinard.

As the years passed Tommy became a loving uncle to his nephews - the guy who played water games and did giant cannonballs off the dock to entertain them. The guy who dog-paddled his way across Winter Harbor at Lake Winnipesaukee on a bet, yelling, "I made it to the other side!"

He became a father to Sammantha Christina, a daughter he always dreamed of having, who in fact, became his world. Nothing gave him more pride than bragging about her accomplishments throughout the years, or reveling in her upcoming college career. When Tommy was well, nothing meant more than spending his time with her.

The past several years, however, were trying at the least, excruciating at the worst, for Tom, both physically and emotionally as he dealt with a lung disease that kept him bed ridden. Although it was difficult for his family and friends to witness, he was the one to carry that cross for far too long and is finally at rest.

Aside from his siblings and beautiful daughter, Sam, he leaves behind his forever loving mother, Gail (Howe-Boulay) Bean, who stood relentlessly by his side, her husband, Arthur E. Bean, nephews, Corey White, Tucker White and Colby Boulay, a great niece, Peyton Boulay, along with several aunts and close-knit cousins who have been a great support.

Dear friend Dean Banaian remarked that he will not allow Tom to be defined by the sickness he succumbed too, and neither will we. When Tommy comes to mind, we will fondly recall the affable guy with the mischievous grin, now reunited with his slapstick brother, Alan, who passed in 2013. You made it to the other side, Tommy. May you rest by calm waters until we are all together again.

Arrangements: A celebration of life service/buffet will be held on July 18, 2019 from 1-4PM at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Center located at 13500 South Willow St., Manchester, NH. In lieu of flowers, please do an act of kindness in Tommy's memory. Assisting the family with arrangements is the Cremation Society of NH. To view Tommy's Online Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit


Condolence & Memory Journal


To the Boulay family from the Lamy family, please accept our heart-felt condolences for your loss.

Posted by Tom Lamy - Dover, NH - Family Friend   January 08, 2020

Dear Rocco & family, Tommy as I will always remember him is a fun loving man who always presented smiles to all.

Posted by Nick Kotekas - Mabchasrer, NH   July 20, 2019

To the Bean and Boulay Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May your happy memories help to ease your sorrow and those memories stay in your hearts always

Posted by Sharon Pinksten - Chelsea, MA   July 19, 2019

He was always good to me, always.

Posted by Gary Wheaton - Seabrook, NH   July 18, 2019

So sorry for your loss Rocco.
Love you big bro.
Ron & Michelle

Posted by Ron DeCoste - Hampton, NH   July 18, 2019

So sorry for your loss. It's never easy but be assured Tommy is in a better place.

Posted by Bill Burke - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   July 16, 2019

Dear Rocco and family sorry for your loss

Posted by Walter Krol    July 16, 2019

Gail, Rocco and Gina
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Brenda D    July 14, 2019

Thinking of you all fondly at this very sad time and remembering the good times.

Posted by Patty Dwyer - Manchester, NH   July 14, 2019

I am shocked to hear about this! May his memory be eternal.

Posted by Liz Varkas - Manchester, NH   July 14, 2019

Sometimes there are no words to describe what it feels like to lose a brother. In the silence I still hear your voice and see your smiling face and it is there that you will remain with me in eternity. May God keep you close until we all get the chance to be together once more. Rocco

Posted by Rocco Boulay - Manchester, NH   July 13, 2019

A friend who was a like brother in every way. He'll be profoundly missed.

Posted by Dean Banaian - Manchester, NH   July 13, 2019

God Bless.

Posted by Eric and Laurie Johnson - Raymond, NH - friend   July 09, 2019

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