Marie T. Butler, 78
OSTERVILLE – Marie T. (Barry) Butler, 78, of Osterville, MA and Aspen, CO, formerly of Brockton and Easton, MA, died October 31, 2010 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. She was the wife of Salvatore V. Drago and the late Charles F. Butler. Born in Cambridge on May 17, 1932, a daughter of the late David K. and Mary (Tangney) Barry, she was raised in Cambridge and was a graduate of St. John’s High School in North Cambridge. Marie continued her education at St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing in Brighton and earned a BA from Stonehill College in Easton. Mrs. Butler was employed as a registered nurse for the former Cardinal Cushing Hospital in Brockton and for Aspen Valley Hospital in Colorado. She lived in Easton for many years before moving to Osterville and Aspen, CO. An avid traveler, she was active in her churches and choir, Catholic Charities and Hospice. In addition to her husband she is survived by seven children, Katherine Mattson of Dennis, David Butler of Brockton, Charles Butler of CO, Paul Butler of Silt, CO, Maureen Butler of Boston, Sheila Butler of Marina del Ray, CA, and John Butler of West Bridgewater; a sister, Joan A. Murphy of Canton; and eight grandchildren. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 76 Wianno Avenue, Osterville, MA. Donations in Marie’s Memory may be sent to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter, PO Box 845945, Boston, MA, 02284-5945 or to the charity of your choice. For directions or condolences visit http://www.kanefuneralhome.com. There will be a mass in her memory at St. Mary’s Church in Aspen, CO on November 21st at 7:30 am.
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