Molly S. Cloutier

July 19, 1923November 13, 2020

Molly S. (nee Scully) Cloutier, of Buffalo, entered peacefully into rest on November 13, 2020 at age 97. Beloved wife of the late Louis C. Cloutier, M.D. and the late F. Brendan Burke; devoted mother of Mollie (Peter Gould) Burke, F. Brendan (Mary Ellen) Burke, Jr., Sara (M. Grosvenor) Potter, Christopher Burke (Amy Rowland), Madeline (Nils Vigeland) Burke-Vigeland, John (Catherine) Burke, Margaret (Mike Levison) Burke, Edward (Julie) Burke, T. Patrick (Carrie) Burke, Deirdre (Michael) Goodrich, and Mary Alyssa (Sergio Fagherazzi) Burke; cherished step-mother of Anne (Warren) Montgomery, Mary Jo (Michael) O’Connell, Michael Cloutier, Clare (late Denny Jensen) Cloutier, and the late Sally (Artie) Stallard; fond mother-in-law of the late Mary Pat F. Burke; adored grandmother of 30 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; loving daughter of the late John and Mollie (nee Sullivan) Scully; dear sister of the late Nan Dalton, the late John, late Peter, and late Edward (Elizabeth R.) Scully; also survived by loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the News Neediest Fund, or the Buffalo City Mission, Arrangements by DENGLER, ROBERTS, PERNA FUNERAL HOME. Online condolences may be offered at


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Pamela Jacobs

November 22, 2020

Molly with her beret walking down Delaware ave. An amazing woman and her legacy of creating joy in a family will be always be treasured Pam Jacobs

Joan Macaluso Shorter

November 18, 2020

Mrs Cloutier was the loveliest woman who had a beautiful smile and welcoming words. We were fortunate to ice skate w Maybay and Deirdre. And mom has remained friends w Mrs Burke all of these years.
Sending all love and blessings in this time of grief. May you be comforted by the many years of wonderful memories. We mourn the loss of an exceptional person.

Annava Jemes

November 17, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the family. Molly was truly a wonderful person she will always have a special place in my heart..

Jeffrey Crane

November 17, 2020

To former students Michael and Dierdre, please accept my sincerest condolences.

Michaela Barton

November 16, 2020

Dearest Burke and Clotier families. Where to begin with how special & sweet your was. My parents & our family so enjoyed the special times together: dedication of Burkes Green, the Buffalo Skating Club, dinner parties, visits to Canada. As sad as this is that all of special group have passed, we know they are having a wonderful party in Heaven. Good rest Her precious soul. From All the Bartons.

Kay Reilly

November 16, 2020

The last time I saw Molly was 2 or 3 summers ago when coming back along the river with some of my HAA classmates from a day trip to Niagara on the Lake when we stopped to say hello. . I was with Pat Woeppel Schaus and Patsy Bisantz Caldiero and Anthony, Patsy’s husband. We all were so impressed that Molly remembered the Woeppel family from Summit Ave and Patsy’s mother Ann Bisantz from some organization that they belonged to way back when!! What a lovely lady that made everyone she interacted with feel special!! Kay Ryan Reilly

Amy Goldstein

November 16, 2020

Dear Burkes & Cloutiers:
So many wonderful memories of time spent with your Mom/Step-Mom and all of you: holidays, times at the skating club, the houses on Woodbridge and Cleveland Ave. Molly was always unflappable; a Superwoman before the term was fashionable!
I celebrate her amazing life & my deepest sympathy.
All the best, Amy Goldstein

Liz Kolken

November 15, 2020

There were so many wonderful memories associated with Molly besides Quaker Bonnet. The Buffalo Skating Club, the SABAH events, visiting Claire in Seattle, Liz Burkes wedding, Thanksgiving dinners, Lynn Gates wedding, Sasha and Sarah, Vieguland concerts, Catholic Charities pledge cards...she was a wonderful friend. She is back walking to mass and skating. She was loved .
Liz Kolken

Nan and Jim Dalton

November 15, 2020

Dear Aunt Molly,
One last note to thank you for your love and support throughout our lives. We are particularly grateful that, after our Mother's death, you continued to reach out to us with cards, notes and phone calls to ensure we knew you would always be there for us. We loved reminiscing with you about our grandparents and the lessons we learned from them. Our sincere condolences to your children, grand and great-grand-children, nieces, nephews and cousins. We share their sense of loss and sorrow. May their memories of you bring them peace. Love Always, Nan and Jim.

Andrea Kukoda

November 14, 2020

To the family of Ms. Molly,

What a pleasure it was to get to know her for the past few years! She has truly touched all of our hearts and will be dearly missed by us all!! She has taught us so much especially how to live life to the fullest. What an amazing legacy she is leaving behind!


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