Henry F. Butler

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Henry F. Butler, a longtime resident of Rockville, passed peacefully Aug. 5, 2018, in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, at the age of 101.

He was born in 1917 in Rockville to the late Frank and Josephine (Kogutowicz) Butler, both immigrants from Poland. Henry was predeceased by his loving wife of 41 years, Josephine (Reardon) Butler; his sisters, Isabelle (Butler) Krumm and Rita (Butler) Anderson, and his brother, Raymond.

Henry volunteered for the U.S. Army during World War II, proudly serving four years in New Guinea and Australia. Upon his return from the war, Henry was employed by Lux, Bond, and Green in Hartford as a jeweler and watch repair specialist. From 1952 to 1956, Henry served as a probation officer for the City of Rockville. It was in this job that he met his wife, Josephine (a policewoman in Providence, Rhode Island). The two married in 1958. Henry was initially appointed, then elected, the 13th Town Clerk of Rockville (now Vernon) where he proudly served for 35 years.

Henry leaves behind a son, Raymond, who resides in Tewksbury with his wife, Maggie, and their four children, Nora, Michael, Catherine, and Emily; his beloved sister, Lillian Luginbuhl of Ellington; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 at the Small & Pietras Funeral Home, 65 Elm St., Rockville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at St. Joseph Church, 33 West St., Rockville. Burial will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery, Rockville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the .

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 7 to Aug. 11, 2018
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