Brian D. ‘Butch’ Goutier, 62, Foreman at Haverhill’s Early Contractors

Brian D. “Butch” Goutier, 62, died Dec. 8 at his home in Haverhill surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Lawrence, he was the son of Joyce (Herron) Gigliotti and the late Donald S. Goutier. Raised in Groveland, he attended Pentucket Junior and Senior High School. Following in his father’s footsteps, as a young man he enjoyed racing cars at Pines Speedway. Goutier was employed for over 20 years at Early Contractors in Haverhill as an underground utilities foreman and machine operator. He was often the life of the party with his brash sense of humor and witty jokes. He had a tendency to make friends everywhere he went. Goutier had a great love for music and motorcycles and enjoyed bonfires and barbecuing with friends and family. Famous for his red sauce, Goutier loved to cook whether in the kitchen or the backyard. With a tough exterior and a heart of gold, he was devoted to his family, his children, grandchildren and his life partner for over 35 years, Carol Ann (Rousseau) Shaw. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his loving mother Joyce and life partner Carol, Goutier is survived by his daughter, Erin L. Shaw of Haverhill, Ian J. Shaw of Methuen, his son Brian D. Goutier and his companion Alicia Barton of Groveland, seven grandchildren, Shyla, Dante, Jackson, Violet, Murphy, James and Luzian, and his beloved dog Dino.

Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 2-5 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. A funeral service will follow in the funeral home.