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BUTLER, Charles Dwelley

Charles Dwelley Butler passed away peacefully on July 8, 2013 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Charlie was 94 years old and an Army veteran of WW.II. He retired from Pratt & Whitney of East Hartford with forty years of service as a as an aircraft mechanic. He is survived by his wife of twenty eight years, Adeline (Fitts) Butler. Charles and his first wife Evelyn (Rood) Butler had three children: David (Alice) Butler of Ocean Springs, MS; Barbara (Joe) Allison of Newark, DE, and Fred (Tina) Butler of Wilton, CT, his sister Mary (Clayton) Pellet of Canterbury, CT. His grandchildren are Andy (Marielle) Butler of Sudbury, MA, Erica Butler of NY, NY and Scott Allison of Seattle, WA, four great grandchildren: Morgan, Savannah, and Jeremiah Butler and Brandon Griffey and his great-great-granddaughter Alaynna Marie. Charles was born and raised in Plainfield, CT where he received his aircraft training which prepared him for Pratt & Whitney. He was married in 1942 to Evelyn Butler and was an employee at P&W until he joined the Army and was sent to England as an engine mechanic on the B-17's and later the B-24's. After the war, he returned to P&W. Charlie was also a part time employee at Marlowe's Dept. Store on Main St., Manchester. He was the "Jack of all trades" person at the store and could tune a lawn mower engine, recover a torn seat cover on a chair or refinish a piece of furniture to look brand new. Charles D. Butler lived in Manchester for over 65 years and could be depended upon for help by all of his neighbors. He will be fondly remembered by them and sadly missed. Rest in Peace. In addition to his first wife and parents Charlie was predeceased by a brother, Earl Butler and three sisters, Ida Chase, Lee Devine and Evelyn Benoit.
A celebration of Charlie's life will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Watkins Funeral Home, 142 East Center St. Manchester. Burial will be private in East Cemetery, Manchester. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to ECHN Community Health Care Foundation Inc. 71 Haynes St. Manchester, CT 06040 (For the benefit of the John A. DeQuattro Community Cancer Center). To leave an online condolence please visit www.holmes-watkinsfuneralhomes.com

Published in The Hartford Courant on July 10, 2013
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