WALLINGFORD – Margaret Hindinger Boutwell, 96, passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at her residence. She was the widow of Harvey Boutwell who passed away in 2006 after 60 years of marriage.
Margaret was born on November 19, 1924, in New Haven, daughter of the late George and Margaret Hindinger. Peg was raised on the family farm in Hamden, Conn. In 1947, she moved to Concord, N.H., after marrying Harvey. They returned to Cheshire, Conn., in 1963. In 1988, Sanibel, Fla., became their winter getaway. In 2008, Peg found a new home at Ashlar Village.
Peg was a member of the first women’s basketball team at Larson College (now Quinnipiac) and enjoyed being on the jumbo-tron when she celebrated her 90th birthday at a women’s game. Peg and Harvey were avid recreational and competitive bridge players and developed lifelong friends having a great time with the Crazy Eights and Terrible Twelves. Many Yale football games and tailgates were enjoyed over the years. They also had a network of friends around the country and the world through the Institute of Transportation Engineers and Peg was a ringleader for many of the social events. Peg loved to cook and many holiday meals were shared with the Boutwells, Hindingers and Kolayas. Unofficial, after-hour swims at Kings Crown in Sanibel will be cherished memories as will the trunkful of Christmas presents for the grandkids. Peg was truly blessed to have lived a long, full, active life.
Starting in February 2020, our lives have been blessed knowing that Peg was loved and cared for by Enid, every hour of every day. This included Enid preparing her daily 4:00 “dry rob roy.” During the past three months we are also thankful for the hospice caregivers who supported Peg in her final days.
Mrs. Boutwell is survived by her son William and his wife Holly Boutwell; grandchildren Katelyn Boutwell and spouse Andy Murphy, William Boutwell, Jr., Lauren Kolaya, and Timothy Kolaya and his spouse Iris; great-granddaughters Alexandra and Sienna Kolaya; and her son-in-law John Kolaya. Peg was predeceased by her daughter Margaret Kolaya, and siblings William Hindinger and Phyllis Wade.
All services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St., 06410, is assisting the family with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to The Masonic Charity Foundation of CT, Inc., P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492, www.Masonicare.org, to benefit patients and residents in need at Masonicare. To view these arrangements online and to share a condolence or an online photo, please visit www.fordfh.com.