Roger J. Butler

Born: Thu., Oct. 31, 1946
Died: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

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Douglas- Roger J. Butler, ‪73, of Cross St.‬ died Thurs. Dec. 19, 2019 at home surrounded his loving family. He was predeceased by his adored wife of 49 years, Robin J. (Furno) Butler on Nov. 20, 2019.
     He is survived by a daughter Jacqueline “Jacki” Vilandre and her husband Vance of Johnson City, TN; 3 grandchildren, Joey, Sophie, and Ronan; a brother, Rhett Butler and his wife Mary of Canisteo, NY; many in-laws, as well as nephews and nieces including Ashley Tuttle and her family whom with he lived, and was his primary caregiver. Born in Otsego, NY on Oct. 31, 1946 he was the son of Donald Butler and Mildred (Stansbury) Rejko and grew up in Millbury, graduating from Millbury High School.     
         Roger worked for many years as a welder/ fabricator for Murphy E J Co. out of Hopkinton where they built fire engines, until his retirement in 2008. Roger loved fishing and having fish tanks and aquariums in his home. He was an animal lover especially dogs, an avid NASCAR fan, and enjoyed bluegrass music. He served in the U.S Navy during the Vietnam Era serving in Naples, Italy, Newport, RI, and Puerto Rico. 
       According to Roger’s wishes he will be cremated. A celebration of his life and burial will take place at a later date in the Spring to be announced. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in Roger’s memory may be made to: The Bosler Humane Society, ‪P.O. Box 12, Baldwinville, MA 01436‬, or to Dog Orphans, ‪90 Webster St., Douglas MA 01516‬. To leave a condolence message for his family please visit: 

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