| October 28, 1967 – December 21, 1988
United States of America
Nicole Boulanger, A Syracuse University musical theater major in her senior year, was returning home for Christmas after studying on scholarship in London with SU's DIPA program. She leaves her parents, Ron and Jeannine of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts and a sister, Renee. She is also survived by her paternal grandmother, Juliette Boulanger. Nicole lived in Shrewbury most of her life and had attended Holy Name Central Catholic High School in nearby Worcester where she earned a variety of honors including the Geometry, Art, Biology, Short Story and Humanities awards. In school she was active in musicals, the Musical Prep Club, the Folk Liturgy group and the Pep Club. She also worked in set design for school theater productions and was active in the Theater Guild where she served as its house manager.
At Syracuse, Nicole was a dean's list student scheduled to graduate in May 1989. Aside from her theater work, she displayed talents in drawing, painting and costume design along with a flair for writing poetry and prose. In London she studied voice, dance and drama. Her last performance was in a project for the Funge Theater Class in London, which she choreographed and directed, and for which she performed her original dance about the effects of cliques in society. Described by friends as quiet and shy, when she got on the stage she was another person- she absolutely loved theater.
One of the most talented students of musical theater, dedicated, self-disciplined and compassionate in life, and towards her studies and those around her; she was a wonderful dancer, actress and singer. Nicole was featured in many Syracuse productions.
Remembrance Scholars Representing Nicole Elise Boulanger
School of Education, College of Visual & Performing Arts
VPA / A&SMusic Performance, Biology
Francine A. Palmares
Annette L. Campbell