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Mae A. Butcko

Ypsilanti, Michigan

Mar 13, 1925 – Jul 24, 2020


March 13, 1925
July 24, 2020
Ypsilanti, Michigan


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Janowiak Funeral Home Inc. - Ypsilanti Obituary

Mae Alice Butcko
Ypsilanti, MI
Age 95

Died Friday, July 24, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family.l  She was born March 13, 1925, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the daughter of Harold L. and Vera Erma (Lupke) Butcko. She was married to Joseph Albert Butcko and he preceded her in death on August 24, 2016.  Mae was Vice President-Secretary-Treasurer of their family business, Crescive Die & Tool Inc., which she started with her husband in 1952.  She was a longtime member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ypsilanti; member of St. John the Baptist Alter Society; member of the Ypsilanti Ladies’ Literary Club and also a member of the Washtenaw Country Club.  Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, James M. and Michele Butcko; four grandchildren: Kate Lett, Beth Abbatiello, Joe W. Butcko and Tim Butcko; great grandchildren: Dominic Abbatiello, Joe M. Butcko, Andrew Butcko and Jack Butcko. Besides her husband, Mae was preceded in death by her son, Joseph D. Butcko and granddaughter, Jackie Bliss.  Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Fr. Daniel Westermann as celebrate.  Burial will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery, Ypsilanti, MI. Contributions in her memory may be may be made to the Ypsilanti Ladies’ Literary Club, 218 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197 or St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 410 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197.  Envelopes will be available at the Church where the family will receive friends Tuesday, June 28, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. 

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Dear family,

our deepest condolences to all of you. Mae was such a beautiful and good human being, we loved her so much. She created a perfect couple with Joe, an example for all of us - they set the bar for us, how to live, how to behave, how to enjoy big and small things in life... We will always remember her.

Sonia on behalf of Slovak family

To Mae's family, you have our deepest sympathy. She was always a joy to be around. Her smile and cheerful personality always made others feel good. Her memory will live on in our hearts.

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Dear Pat , Jimmy, Tim & Families,
Mae was such a beautiful person. Her passing is an end of an era. She was a teenager in pre- war and post war Ypsilanti. She guided her sons and their friends through their teen age years in the 50's and 60's. We all loved her as our 2nd Mom. That smile, and laughter made us feel she really enjoyed us as we did her. Our prayers are with you as you reflect on the life of a wonderful person.
God Bless, Mike and Jody Shemon

I grew up with her son, Joe, and always thought she was the lady I hoped I would grow up to be. So kind and sweet, so smart and pretty. She brought a special grace wherever she went and was loved by all who knew her. I send my love and deepest sympathies to Jimmy and the family.

Joe and Mae built a great family. Ray

Fond memories of a lovely

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Offering our deepest sympathies during this time.