Janet (Boutilier) Burton

Janet (Boutilier) Burton, 94, passed away on Sept. 6, 2020, at Elderwood in Lake Placid.

Born in Utica on Sept. 23, 1925, Janet was the daughter of the late William and Gertrude (Schuler) Boutilier. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother William Boutilier. Janet was raised and educated in Utica, graduating from Utica Free Academy in 1943. Her last employment was with Allstate Insurance Company for 27 years, retiring as a legal secretary in the Syracuse office.

Janet, affectionately known as Auntie to her family, was actively involved in her church, Zion Lutheran in New Hartford, and she was a volunteer at Lutheran Care in Clinton, as well as ARC Thrift Store and Your Neighbors Inc. She enjoyed any time spent with her family, gardening, reading and happy times with her friends, and was an avid SU basketball fan.

Janet is survived by a sister-in-law Anne Boutilier of Saranac Lake; three nieces and one nephew: Carol (Jeff) Reyell of Saranac Lake, Steve (Jeanne) Boutilier of Nolensville, Tennessee, Janet (Mark) Simkins of Saranac Lake and Nancy (Stephen) Dilger of Raleigh, North Carolina. She was known as Auntie by their children: Kurt, Lisa, Mackenzie, Whitney, Bill, Renee, Tricia, Carrie and Stephen. In her own words: “I count among my many blessings, my close family ties and have been proud to have shared so many happy times with all of them.”

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. Janet’s wishes were to have no calling hours. Cremation followed immediately upon her death, and following a graveside service at the convenience of the family, her ashes will be interred in Forest Hill Cemetery.