Julia T. Butcher

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June 19, 2012

Julia T. Butcher, 91, a resident of Larksville, formerly of Plymouth, passed away on the morning of her 91st birthday on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born June 19, 1921, in Wilkes-Barre, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Joseph; parents, John and Julia Lewis; daughter, Sharon; and sister, Catherine.

She was a lifelong member of St. Vincent de Paul Church, presently known as All Saints Parish, Plymouth.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed, for 25 years, with the Leslie Fay Downing Corporation.

She also assisted her parents with the family business, the Nite Owl Restaurant, Plymouth.

Julia was an active volunteer with St. Vincent's Christian Service Center, the F.M. Kirby Center and the RSVP Volunteers.

She was a member of the Silver & Gold Club, the American Legion, Ladies Auxiliary Post 463 of Plymouth, and the St. Vincent's Altar and Rosary Society.

Throughout her life, she enjoyed spending her time with family, friends and her dog, Bailey. Julia especially enjoyed her grandchildren and being a part of their lives and achievements.

She enjoyed sharing her wisdom, humor and life stories. Her faith was in God and family, with a passion for caring, giving and praying for others.

For many years of her life, she was a caregiver for her daughter, Sharon.

She enjoyed life, dancing and having fun along life's journey.

Surviving are her sons, Joseph F. Butcher and his wife, Jeanne, of Kingston; John J. Butcher and his wife, Mary Ann, of Larksville; eight grandchildren, Michelle, Carolyn, Joseph, Michael, Paul, Colleen, John and Jeffrey; five great-grandchildren, Grayson, Reese, Cade, Emma and Myla; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. from the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in All Saints Parish, 66 Willow St., Plymouth. Interment will be in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, Larksville. Family and friends may call this evening from 5 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to All Saints Parish, 66 Willow St., Plymouth, PA 18651, phone: (570) 779-5323, or to the . Please visit for directions or to submit online condolences to Julia's family.

Published in Times Leader from June 20 to June 21, 2012