Burton James "Butch" McNamar, 67, of Ellington, the husband of Cindy (Livengood) McNamar, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Manchester Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Hartford, raised in Manchester and lived in Ellington for almost 44 years. Butch was retired from Manchester Memorial Hospital, where he worked for many years as the supervisor of environmental services. He will be remembered by those he worked with for his compassion, smile, and genuine interest in their lives. He served as a deacon at Vernon Assembly of God for many years, and cherished his faith and church family. His immediate family knew him as a devoted husband, supportive and patient father, loyal brother, and the best, most loving "Pa."
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Keith R. McNamar, and his wife, Rita, of Wakefield, R.I., Andrew J. McNamar, and his wife, Stephanie, of Ellington, Brie M. Hadfield of Rocky Hill, and David J. McNamar of Vernon; and his grandchildren, Jacob, Aislinn, Seth, Tate, Calvin, Susan, and Noah. He is also survived by his siblings, Karen, Susan, Charlie, Joanne, Kevin, and their spouses. He was predeceased by his grandson, James McNamar, and brother, Jack McNamar.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. at Crossroads Community Cathedral, 1492 Silver Lane, East Hartford.
Family and friends may call at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 W. Center St., Manchester, on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, 333 Mamaroneck Ave. No. 492, White Plains, NY 10605; or the Ellington Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 41 Maple St., Ellington, CT 06029.