David J. Butters
1953 - 2021
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passed away January 5, 2021 after an extremely courageous battle with covid 19, born and raised in Norwood MA. He was 67. He was born January 31, 1953, the son of Harry and Mary Butters (Karshis), grandson of the late Selectman Harry Butters, brother to Kathy, Patricia, Maureen, and Colleen. He graduated from Norwood High School, class of 1972. He was married to his soulmate and the love of his life with whom he referred to as Mother Duck and Sweetie Pie, Karen Patricia (O'Neil) for 43 years, and with her, fathered six adored and well-loved children. He was the devoted and loving father of his son Stephen Michael of Norwood MA, daughters, Sherry Kim and husband Doug Sherman of Plymouth MA, Kimberly Janice of Norwood MA, Crystal Alexis and husband Jeff Masse of Franklin MA, Darlene Shannon and husband James Foster of Plymouth MA, and son Sean Walter Oneil of Norwood MA. He also leaves behind his grandchildren with whom he adored, Ryan, Mason, Maverick, Anthony, Kendall, David, Dallas, Maci, Jameson and Bradi. He was extraordinarily proud of his career with the Massachusetts Department of Correction for 34 years as a well-respected Lieutenant. He walked the toughest beat in the state at Walpole Prison for twenty five of those years and had the upmost respect for his brothers and sisters in blue he worked with in 10 block.. he always referred to them as his DOC kids. His house was lit up every year with the best Christmas displays as it was his favorite holiday. He always felt his best helping others whether it be fixing an elderly neighbors doorbell, snow blowing a neighbor's driveway or bringing a platter of sandwiches to a sick friend. He volunteered at the Norwood Food Pantry, as a softball coach and umpire, was a town meeting member, and worked the local town voting polls. He also enjoyed coin collecting, maintaining his rental property, swimming in his pool, taking his beloved pup for walks while talking to the neighbors and making every holiday the very best it could be. Dave spent his life giving all he could to others and it never went unnoticed. If love could have saved him, he would have lived forever. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday January 12th from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home 1248 Washington Street, Norwood MA. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021 10:30am at St Timothy's Church Norwood, please check with the church for seat availability. Burial to follow at Highland Cemetery, Norwood, MA.

Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home

www.kraw-kornackfuneralhome.com

Norwood, MA 781-762-0482



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Published in Boston Herald on Jan. 9, 2021.
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What a complete shock! Dave has only worked with us at North hill in Needham on a part time basis for a relatively short time. We had the similar experience of working in a prison which made early conversations easy. Living close also created a similar bond of sorts. He will be most assuredly missed as a fellow worker and an all around "good guy"! He shared so much about his recent challenge of a grandchild fighting for life without knowing he would be doing the same!? Hard to comprehend and very hard to accept! God Bless!
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