Born in the Westville section of New Haven to parents Richard and Helen (Luft) Butler, he lived in West Haven most of his adult life where he coached Little League baseball for eight years.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus where he ran the Tootsie Roll drive for charity for many years.
Besides his wife, Elaine, he leaves behind a son and two daughters and their spouses, William and MaryEllen Butler of Orange, Debbie and John Godi of North Haven and Jennifer and Jeff Titus of Fairfield. He also leaves behind a brother and two sisters, Richard (Sharon) Butler of West Haven, Barbara (Phil) McElroy of Seven Lakes, NC, and Susan (Dennis) Skeper of Uxbridge, MA.
He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, Marissa and Paige Godi, Liam Butler, Steven and Eric Titus and lifelong friends Richard and Margaret Dziamalek. See you all in WDW.
Funeral services will be conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Tuesday evening at 8:00. Relatives and friends may call from 4 until time of services.
Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the CT Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.