Robert Butler
1927 - 2021
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Robert Butler, "Bob", 93, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2021. He was a member of St. Ignatius Of Antioch Catholic Church, in Tarpon Springs, FL. He was born in Belah, LA on July 26, 1927. He was the son of the late James and Lula (Methvin) Butler. He served in the Army Air Force and was stationed at Westover Field, MA. Bob was a dedicated husband and father. He was predeceased by his parents James and Lula (Methvin) Butler; his daughter, Linda Deorocki; his brothers, Parvin Butler, James Butler and Marvin Butler. He leaves behind his loving wife of 73 years, Mary Butler of New Port Richey, FL; Husband of Linda Deorocki, Bernard, of Holyoke, MA; sons Robert Butler (wife Cynthia) of Granby, MA, Allen Butler of New Port Richey, FL, James Butler of New Port Richey, FL; daughters Debra Clauson (husband Duane) of Agawam, MA, Theresa DeGiulio (husband William) of Longmeadow, MA and Barbara LaLiberte (partner Michael) of Springfield, MA; 14 Grandchildren and 18 Great Grandchildren; his sister Joyce Thompson of Jena, LA; brothers Jessie Butler of Phoenix, AZ and Will Butler of Jena, LA. Bob also leaves behind many extended family members and friends who are like family. Bob was a machinist at Hamilton Standard of Windsor Locks, CT and Acme Chain/US Tsubaki Inc. Holyoke, MA. Bob will always be remembered by his family and friends as a, 'Mr. Fix It." He was a tinkerer. His Grandchildren have often and affectionately stated, "My Grandpa is the smartest person, he can fix anything!" They will always be in awe of him. Bob was a great conversationalist. He had a very social, charming, and endearing persona. He loved music of every genre; however, Country Western was his favorite. Funeral services and a Celebration of his life will be held at a later date, due to Covid-19. After life services have been entrusted to Michel's-Lundquist Funeral Home and Crematory, in New Port Richey, FL. Visit for online condolences. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to, The American Cancer Society, or by contacting 1-800-992-2623.

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Published in The Republican from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, 2021.
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February 22, 2021
Uncle Bob.. I've never forgotten growing up in your happy family household as a VERY young kid... the over nights.. Christmas Eves with us coming to yours to celebrate.. camping with my cousins.. and until I grew up I never knew that you and Auntie Alice were not my relative, but my parents best friends.. or as my mom always said, the family you CHOOSE.. I guess it's a Louisiana thang.. no matter.. You'll always be my Uncle Bob and don't think I don't know I was the only Barnes kid that got to call you Uncle Bob.. it was one of the perks of being the baby of the Barnes family haha ❤. Please give my dad and mom a huge hug for me.. and you two rebel boys better not cause a ruckus up there Until we meet again. Rest easy, love you! ❤
Cathy Barnes
February 18, 2021
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Parvin William Butler
February 16, 2021
Mr. were so loved by so many and to the Powers family. You met my dad Dick at Hamilton Standard. You were always family to us. Your smile, storied, southern drawl were so much a part of your charm. If you run into mom and dad give them a hug for me ❤ Much love to Mrs. B and the whole family as you navigate this most difficult time.
Love, Kathy Powers Hilton
Kathy Hilton
February 16, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Inez rydzak
February 16, 2021
To the most amazing friend,father,my prayers are with his beautiful wife alice ,and all their children. When my dad died mr b as we called him was always their for my sisters and i. He will be missed by my sisters and i. We will miss our lunchens when they came home and all the special times we spent with them all. Sincere condolences and prayers to you all xxxooo
Inez Griffith Rydzak
February 16, 2021
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff of Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home
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