Dennis "Butch" Arnold McAuliffe, 68, died June 17 at his home. He was born on January 21, 1945 in Annapolis to the late John E. and Mary Hittle McAuliffe. Butch attended public school in Anne Arundel County, and then attended Barber School in Baltimore. After graduation, he joined the National Guard and began his lifelong career of fifty years as a barber at the Eastport Barber Shop. He was an active member of the Easton Elks Lodge # 1622, the American Legion, Tuckahoe Steam & Gas Show, and the Antique Automobile Club of America. Butch enjoyed restoring antique cars, traveling to car shows, boating, fishing, riding his motorcycle and was an avid "tinkerer" in his barn, while listening to music from the 50's. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, David John Rose. Butch is survived by his beloved wife, Carol Rose McAuliffe; his sister, Miriam Hensley (Mainos); a nephew, Wayne Hensley (JoEllen); and a niece, Cyndi Hensley. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., Easton. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., with a one hour visitation prior to the service, on Monday, June 24, at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnan Funeral Home, Easton. Burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Talbot Humane, 7894 Ocean Gateway, Easton, MD 21601 or Talbot Hospice, 586 Cynwood Dr., Easton, MD 21601. For online tributes, please visit www.fhnfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Capital on June 21, 2013