Michele Ann Butrica

November 25, 1953March 28, 2021

Michele Ann Butrica, age 67, of Ellenton, Florida passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021. Michele was born November 25, 1953 in Trenton, New Jersey to Patricia Pierce and Rev Ellsworth Stone.

Michele loved Jesus, people, and especially her family. She was the unofficial President of the local "Yankees Fan Club". She was very kind, gracious, gentle, and patient. She was competitive especially when playing Mexican Train with family and friends. She was a great encourager who always looked for the best in whatever someone was going through.

She was part of the Daughters of the Revolutionary War, Part of the Grey Pretenders, Active member of her church Calvary Chapel Sarasota.

Michele is survived by her husband, Joseph J Butrica; son Michael P Butrica (Charissa J Butrica); and son Matthew J Butrica (Jeannie M Butrica); brother Ellsworth D Stone (Susan Stone); granddaughter Evelyn R Butrica, grandson Michael J Butrica and granddaughter Zoe G Butrica.

Michele was preceded in death by father Rev Ellsworth Stone and mother Patricia Pierce.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Michele's memory may be made to Community Pregnancy Clinic, 1419 7th Street, Sarasota, Florida US, or to a charity of your choice.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Butrica family.


  • Rev Ellsworth Stone, Father (deceased)
  • Patricia Pierce, Mother (deceased)
  • Joseph J Butrica, Husband
  • Michael P Butrica (Charissa J Butrica), Son
  • Matthew J Butrica (Jeannie M Butrica), Son
  • Evelyn R Butrica, Granddaughter
  • Michael J Butrica, Grandson
  • Zoe G Butrica, Granddaughter
  • Ellsworth D Stone (Susan Stone), Brother


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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David Lee

April 10, 2021

Shelly we be missed. Always had smile. She loved Jesus and her family

Marion Servon

April 10, 2021

May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you all comfort and peace. We are sincerely sorry for you family's loss. Please know that you are all in our prayers.

The Servon Family

BJ and Carol Hammell

April 9, 2021

Joe, Michael and Matthew,

Just such an incredible loss. We will always remember Shelley from the baseball games in Milltown. There was no way you could not be happy when you saw her. She had so much love for her family and everyone else. One in a million. So sorry your loss
All our love, BJ and Carol Hammell

Bonnie Reeves

April 9, 2021

Dear Joe,Michale and Matthew : There are no words to express how sorry I am to hear about Shellys passing. She was such a wonderful person always had a smile and always would stop to chat when she would come into Acme. My deepest condolences to you and the boy’s.

Love Bonnie 🙏🏻🙏🏻

Geralyn and Leigh Gerhart

April 9, 2021

Shelly was a lovely person who always made you feel special. It didn't matter the length of time between visits ~ she greeted you with her magical smile and contagious laughter. Her heart was unmatched and always had a kind word for everyone. God gained a precious angel and he greeted her with the very same smile she gave to others. Our heartfelt prayers will embrace Shelly and her beautiful family. Our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. 🙏
Geralyn, Leigh, Brennen (Alexandra) and Ross (Nicole) Gerhart 🙏❤

Gary Walters

April 9, 2021

Dear Joe and family,
So sorry for your loss

Gary Walters

Joan Corbett

April 9, 2021

Dear Joe and family,
So very sorry to hear this sad news. We fondly remember Shelley’s wonderful personality at the many Milltown community events. She was always so engaging and welcoming. Deepest sympathies.
Jim and Joan Corbett

Bonnie Lee

April 7, 2021

Special friend and sister in Christ. Rest In Peace.

Carl Kerby

April 6, 2021

I first met Miss Shelly in New Jersey. Her bright, cheerful attitude was so encouraging. We reconnected down in Florida and she was still the same sweet lady. She absolutely had the gift of encouragement. I am so sorry for her family's loss, there is no doubt she will be missed. I will pray for you. I praise God that we will get to see her again though. Her love of the Lord was such a blessing. Stay Bold!

Ellen Louie

April 3, 2021

We were so very sorry to hear about Shelley. I would see Shelley a few times a year at Rita and Wayne's house for different occasions. She was always smiling and enjoying the festivities and friends. She and Charlie would share Yankee stories. My condolences to her family 💓