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In memoriam of former Harley trustee

Edward Allen Boucher

1955-2021

 

Edward “Ted” Boucher ’73 passed away on May 14, 2021, at the age of 65.

We had the chance to speak to several of Ted’s classmates and former teachers about his time at Harley and were told that Ted was a serious student, intelligent, very studious, a member of the football team, a kind and thoughtful friend, and a lover of everything outdoors. His yearbook page reflects this sentiment with this quote by Henry David Thoreau, “I have never yet met a man who was quite awake. How could I have looked him in the face? We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep…There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.”

Ted stayed involved with Harley after he graduated, joining the Board of Trustees from 1992 to 1995 and in 2003, his daughter, Nicole ’08 started at Harley as an 8th grader. He and his wife, Peggy Boucher, have been strong supporters to The Harley School and the Horizons at Harley program for many years, including philanthropic support to the both institutions annually and a very generous gift to the school’s Facilities Improvement Campaign. 

Ted often spoke about the need to build stronger relationships with the alumni community, and thanks to his advice, Harley has made a concerted effort to share more communication and appreciation to the alumni community. 

Click here to read Ted’s obituary.