Christine Healey, 74

February 5, 2024

Christine Healey, 74, of Concord, died at home on January 31st, 2024. One of eight children of Priscilla and Paul Healey, Christine was born on December 14th, 1949 and grew up in Canton.

She graduated from Goddard College, and earned her Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of New Orleans. Her course of study helped her to develop her innate interest and natural ability to take care of others; most especially children and young adults with special needs. 

Following her marriage to Charles “Chip” Poutasse, she focused on family. She and Chip welcomed three sons. When Duncan, her youngest, enrolled in kindergarten, Christine went back to school as well. She served as a classroom aide, and later as a special education teacher at Alcott School in Concord. When she switched careers and became a nurse later in life, she found yet another outlet for her intelligence, diligence, selflessness, and care.  She and Chip lived in the house at Brigham Farm where Chip had grown up. 

Christine is survived by her husband of 46 years Charles Poutasse; her sons Samuel Poutasse and his wife Katharine Covino, Jesse Poutasse and his wife Meggie Winchell, and Duncan Wellan and his wife Kristin Wellan; her sisters Johanna Healey, Jill Healey and her husband Jim Stark, Paula Healey and her husband Brian Milburn, Rebecca Healey and her husband Alex Mak, and her brother John Healey and his wife Katie Healey. She is predeceased by her brother Vincent Healey and leaves her sister-in-law Carole Healey and is predeceased by her sister Patricia Healey and leaves her brother-in-law Timothy Trask. She also leaves her beloved grandchildren Russell Poutasse, Gwyneth Poutasse, Flora Poutasse, Saylor Winchell, Ember Winchell, Leah Wellan, and Heather Wellan and as well as many nephews and nieces.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Christine’s life during visiting hours on February 9th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord. Her memorial service will be held at First Parish, 20 Lexington Road, Concord on Saturday, February 10th at 10:00 am. 

Condolences may be sent to 82 Fitchburg Turnpike, Concord, Massachusetts 01742. In lieu of flowers, friends and family can make a donation in her honor to the Minuteman ARC at or Middlesex Community College nursing program. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Dee Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Concord.  For Christine’s full obituary and online guestbook, visit