Henry R. "Hank" Poulter

  • Died: June 21, 2019
  • Location: Groton, Massachusetts

Westford Healy Funeral Home

57 N Main St
Westford, MA 01886

Tel. (978) 692-6502

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Husband, Father, & Grandfather

Henry R. "Hank" Poulter, Jr., beloved husband of Gail M. (Foldy) Poulter, passed away at his Groton residence on Friday, June 21, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was 73.

Born in Waterbury, Connecticut, he was a son of the late Henry R. Sr. and Genevieve (Kasica) Poulter.
He began his 35 year technology career with the former Digital Equipment Corporation. Hank continued with the company when it transitioned to Compaq and later moved with them again when they merged with Hewlett-Packard. He retired in 2005 as a network solution architect. Following his retirement Hank worked as a consultant for several years.
When his children were younger Hank coached soccer and was involved in the Boy Scouts of America. He served as Scout Master and was a member of the Order of the Arrow.
Hank was an adventurous soul. He enjoyed traveling, loved the outdoors and the water. He was an avid scuba diver and loved the water. His diving expeditions took him as far as Indonesia. He enjoyed camping with his family and loved to create traditions with them. He regaled everyone with stories on anything and everything. Hank enjoyed exploring photography and cherished being behind the lens.
He was a technology junkie that loved the latest gadgets and figuring out how to incorporate them into his personal life.
Despite what life threw at him he always had a positive outlook and attitude.

Surviving him besides his wife Gail, with whom he would have celebrated 48 years of marriage in October, are his two children and their spouses, Scott and Elana Poulter of Bedford, Stacey and Brent Albright of Tampa, FL; four grandchildren, Addison, Isaac, Declan, Abigail; a brother and sister in law, Nelson and Elizabeth Poulter of Oxford, CT; a sister in law Charleen Mazzeo of Stratford, CT; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother in law of the late Cheryl Poulter.
Relatives and friends are invited to Hank's Celebration of Life at the J.A. HEALY SONS FUNERAL HOME, 57 North Main St., Westford from 4 until 7 PM on Wednesday, June 26th. His Funeral Mass Will be celebrated on Thursday at 11:00 AM in St. Catherine of Alexandria Church, 107 North Main St. Westford, (Please meet directly at church) Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Hank's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincere condolences to Hank's Wife and Family. I worked with Hank at the State of Massachusetts. Hank was a very inspirational, and positive person to get to know!!! He would always tell me about his next great adventure Scuba Diving in Borneo or Indonesia, he made work a better place because his Glass Full Attitude!!! Best, Chris Morris

Posted by Chris Morris - Bonita Springs, FL - Coworker   June 29, 2019

Gail, Dewie and I were sorry to hear of Hank's passing. The friendship and hospitality you and Hank offered when we worked at Digital were meaningful to me and very much appreciated. I remember Hank as quiet and kind and a caring parent.

Despite the circumstances, it was good to see you and the people we worked with at Hank's memorial. We wish you and your family comfort and peace.

Posted by Jeffrey Schriesheim - Lexington, MA   June 28, 2019

I am saddened to hear that Hank has passed. We worked together at Digital, Compaq and HP and he was a much respected and talented solution architect. More importantly he was a kind and caring friend whose job kept him on the road too much and away from those he loved. My heartfelt condolences to his family and close friends, Rest in peace Hank -

Posted by Jim Dishon - Huntington Beach, CA - Coworker   June 26, 2019

My thoughts and prayers with you Gail, Scott, Stacey and families. Take strength from your memories.
Mine are of much laughter and smiles.

Posted by Mark Matthews - Cranleigh, UK - Friend   June 26, 2019

Words of condolence are never enough for a good man like Hank. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Posted by Carol and Gary Marcinkowski - Westford, MA - Friend   June 26, 2019

Our condolences Gail, Scott, and Stacey.

With a chuckle, Dann and I recall Hank holding the cub scouts upside down!

Becky Chamberlin

Posted by A friend   June 25, 2019

Our condolances to Gail, Scott, and Stacey.

With a chuckle, Dann and I recall Hank holding the cub scouts upside down!

Becky Chamberlin

Posted by A friend   June 25, 2019

Sending love and sympathy to all the family and especially to Gail (we worked together at DEC).

Posted by Margo Grant - Hudson, NH - Coworker   June 25, 2019

Scott, reading about your father's life was inspiring to me. He was obviously a man who cared deeply about his faith, family and community. I's sure you'll find comfort in the fond memories you have with your Dad.

Posted by Chuck Colbert - Thornton, CO - Coworker   June 25, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Have comfort in keeping all the happy memories you've had with Hank.

Posted by Richard and Jeanne Lemieux - Westford, MA - Friend   June 24, 2019

We are sharing your sadness as we remember Hank. Our hearts are heavy with sympathy. Hank's kindness, caring, funny surprises, and true friendship will live in our hearts forever.

Ladan & Arch

Posted by Ladan & Arch - San Diego, CA - Friend   June 24, 2019

So sad to hear of the loss of Hank. He was always a joy to work with and I know he will be greatly missed.

Tom DenHaese

Posted by Tom DenHaese - Marietta, GA - Coworker   June 24, 2019

My sincerest condolences. So glad I met him and spent some fun times with him

Posted by Susan Tucker - Sarasota, FL - Acquaintance   June 24, 2019

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