Ethel M. (Butland) MILLER

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MILLER, Ethel M. (Butland) of Amesbury, MA, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Portsmouth, NH, she was 85. She was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Albert James (A.J.) Miller of Seabrook, NH, in Jan. 1993. She is survived by her three children, Donna L. Miller of North Hampton, NH, and Edward T. Miller and wife, Barbara of Portsmouth, NH, and Sandra J. Steck and husband, Dr. Rob; along with two grandchildren, Cody Bryce and Austin James of Holland, MI. She is also survived by one sister, Doris L. Vynorius of West Newbury, MA. Gone ahead are brother-in-law, William W. "Bill" Vynorius; brothers, Albert of Newton, NH, Leonard of Epping, NH, and Clarence Jr. "Bucky" Butland of Amesbury, MA. Surviving them are wives, (respectively), Marnie (Smith), Janet (Gamble), Carol (Wilkinson) Butland; several nieces & nephews. Ethel was born and brought up in Amesbury, MA, where she attended and graduated from Amesbury High School in 1946. She worked for Towle Silver in Newburyport, MA. Her hobbies included roller skating, & stock car racing in the "Powderpuff" derby's, where she competed under the name of "Cannonball Butland". In addition, she and A.J. rarely missed a weekend of dancing, usually at Lane's Ten Acres, Merrimac, MA. She was a devoted mother, never missing a sporting event or school activity that her children were involved with. She also served as an officer for the Winnacunnet High School Football Boosters. Ethel also enjoyed long and rewarding retail sales careers with Tres Chic Wigs and Sarah Coventry Jewelry. Other organizations she belonged to were the Rebekah's, The American Legion, The Moose and Elks Clubs. She and her husband, A.J. retired to Seminole in 1985, where they enjoyed visiting with friends and neighbors; playing cards and attending various functions at the Legion and V.F.W. In addition, Ethel spent most of her Sunday's cheering on the New England Patriots, of which she was an avid fan. A Memorial Service to celebrate Ethel's life will be announced by the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to SolAmor Hospice, 65 Lafayette Road, North Hampton, NH 03862. Online guestbook can be found at

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Feb. 28, 2013
Ethel M. Miller
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