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Grace L. (Puglisi) Bouvier
December 08, 2020


Grace L. (Puglisi) Bouvier, a resident of Andover, passed away at her home on Tuesday morning, December 8, 2020. She was 82 years old.

Born in North Plainfield, New Jersey, she was the beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Josephine (Peri) Puglisi. Grace earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English at Merrimack College in Andover, MA. A true bibliophile, Grace spent much of her career working as an assistant librarian at Andover Memorial Hall Library. Grace was a gifted poet and wrote several volumes of poetry. She was a comforting and generous presence to her neighbors and fellow parishioners at St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Andover where she was a Eucharistic Minister and Greeter. Grace cared deeply about her children and grandchildren and some of her happiest moments were spent rejoicing in their successes.

She is survived by her loving children; John T. Hoyle of Gresham, Oregon, Matthew F. “Jake” Hoyle of Haverhill, Timothy G. and his wife Lynn Hoyle of Benicia, California and Karin H. and her husband William Campbell of West Hartford, Connecticut, sister; Mary Lehane of Wells, Maine, sister-in-law; Diane Puglisi of Haverhill, MA, grandchildren; Dante, Timmy and Sarah Hoyle and Emma, Anne and Charles Campbell and several nieces and nephews. Grace is also survived by Roland V. Bouvier of Methuen, MA who she was married to for 20 years and who remained devoted to her until the end of her life.

Funeral services will be held in the Summer of 2021. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home of Andover. For additional information, please visit

In honor of Grace, we want to share one of her favorite poems that she wrote many years ago.

Come with me
where all roads meet
where the wounds of the world converge
To a place
where spirits touch
and set each other free.

There is a place
a holy space
were we can simply “be…”
Come with me
beyond the wounds
journey there with me.

In that place,
a sacred Space
we’ll burst the doors of death;
In the Liberality
that sets us free

we’ll touch Eternity.

- Grace Bouvier

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