BUTLER--Claire Garvey, 84, died peacefully on March 14, 2015. Born June 16, 1930, in New York City, she attended the Convent School of the Sacred Heart and received degrees from the College of New Rochelle and Teachers College at Columbia University. Married to Dr. John K. Butler (now deceased) in 1957, she raised her eight children in Orange, New Jersey. She was a former president of the Garden Club of the Oranges. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Wednesday, March 18, at Saint James the Apostle Church, Springfield, NJ. Visiting hours will be from 4pm to 8pm on Tuesday, March 17, at Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home, Westfield, NJ.
Published by New York Times on Mar. 17, 2015.