George J. Butler Jr.
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of Fitchburg, WWll Veteran; 87
FITCHBURG -- George J. Butler Jr., 87, of Fitchburg, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013, in Health Alliance Leominster Hospital.
George was born in Fitchburg on May 24, 1926, a son of the late George J. and Graziella (Allard) Butler. He attended Fitchburg Public Schools, and went on to work for Belanger Hardware for 40 years, retiring in 1988.
George was a veteran of WWII, who served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army.
He not only belonged to the YMCA and the Fitchburg Retired Men's Club, but also ARC, the Montachusett Twirlers, and the Mid State Antique Auto Club. George was very talented and sang in a barber shop quartet, now called the Johnny Appleseed Harmonizers. He was a longtime member of New Life Church in Leominster.
George leaves his children, John H. Butler of Fitchburg, Thomas R. Butler and wife, Crystal of Corona, CA, Mark R. Butler and wife, Paula of Leominster, Alice L. Thompson and husband, Rick of Epsom, NH, Jeanne M. Bombara and husband, Jack of Ayer, Jeannine M. Butler and husband, Bill of Pepperell, Christine A. Breton and husband, Michael of Fitchburg; 15 grandchildren;
12 great-grandchildren; siblings, Ronald Butler of Fitchburg, Delrose Cormier of Leominster, Theresa Belletette of Baldwinville; his longtime companion, Gloria Bourgeois of Lunenburg; many nieces and nephews.
George was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Theresa (Dauphinais) Butler in 1995, his brother, Denis Butler of Gardner.
BUTLER -- The funeral will be held in New Life Church, 834 Main St., Leominster on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 10 AM. Burial will be in Saint Joseph Cemetery, 486 Clarendon St., Fitchburg. Calling hours will be held in Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd., Fitchburg on Monday, September 9, from 5-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to the GVNA Healthcare Fitchburg Adult Day Health, 483 Electric Ave., Fitchburg, MA 01420.
Brandon Funeral Home
305 Wanoosnoc Road
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Sept. 7, 2013