William H. Butler

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William H. Butler, 91 years of age, a Braintree resident for the past 55 years, entered life eternal at his home in Braintree Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. He was born in Boston and was a graduate of Watertown High School, Class of 1941, and Boston College, Class of 1949, where he received a degree in Chemical Engineering. He also attended Northeastern University. He was the Chief Chemist and Technical Director for the Plymouth Rubber Company in Canton. He belonged to the American Chemical Society. He was also a member of the American Legion at Bradenton, Fla. William was a decorated World War II Army Air Force veteran, having served with the 357th Fighter Squadron. He enjoyed the time he spent at Green Harbor with his family and friends. He was the beloved husband of Ann T. (Herlihy) Butler to whom he has been married to for 63 years. He was the devoted father of Ann T. Donahue married to Richard Donahue of Sudbury, Mary E. Albrecht married to Mark Albrecht of Quincy, William H. Butler Jr. married to Brenda Butler of Brockton, and Patricia E. Calkins married to Gregory Calkins of Braintree. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and one great-grandson. William was the brother of the late Robert H. Butler and Frederick J. Butler Jr. Visiting hour was held at the Mortimer N. Peck-Russell Peck Funeral Home, 516 Washington Street, Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St .Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington Street, South Braintree Square, at 10:30 a.m. Committal service with military honors was held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, at 1 p.m. Memorial donations may be sent to the Massachusetts General Development Office for Memory Disorders Unit, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114, with special thanks to Dr. Scott Podolsky.

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Peck Funeral Homes
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Braintree, MA 02184-4609
(781) 843-0890
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Published in Braintree Forum from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7, 2013
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