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The Fortin Group

70 Horton Street, Lewiston, ME

OBITUARY

John T. Butler Jr.

November 12, 1957July 22, 2019
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LEWISTON: John Butler Jr., 61, of Lewiston passed away peacefully on Monday July 22, 2019 at his home surrounded by the unconditional love of his family. He was born in Lewiston on November 12, 1957 a son of John and Rose Marie Butler. He grew up in the Lewiston area and attended local schools.

John worked at Butler Brothers for 35 years. He dedicated his service to his many customers through his salesmanship and professionalism. He wanted his customers to know how much he appreciated and missed each and every one of them when he had to retire. After being diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer one short year ago, John fought hard and through it all never lost his sense of humor or his quick wittedness. These were two of his many great qualities. John will always be remembered for being the kindest and most loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and son. He also had many enjoyments in life which brought him much peace, such as, spending quality time with his family. He loved being close to the ocean and taking photos of nature. One of his greatest passions was serving the City of Lewiston. John served his community selflessly for more than 25 years. He served on the County Commission, School Board, City Council planning boards and many other subcommittees. He will be deeply missed by so many.

John is survived by his soulmate Ann; his son, Jason and his wife Fon; his daughters, Tori and her husband Jeff and Ali and her husband Mike, his father, John Butler, Sr.; his brother, Pat; his sisters, Shaun, Kathy and Mary Lou. He also leaves behind his four grandchildren, whom he cared for dearly, Madison, Natalie, Braden and Jorah as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased earlier this year by his mother Rose Marie Butler as well as many other loved ones. Condolences and fond memories of John may be shared at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com

Visiting hours will be held at Fortin\Lewiston on Friday July 26, 2019 from 2-4 pm and 6-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday July 27, 2019 at St. Philip’s Church (Rt. 4, Auburn) at 11am. Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in John’s honor to: "The Store Next Door" at Lewiston High School, c/o Jaime Caouette, 156 East Ave., Lewiston, Me. 04240

Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home in Lewiston,M e.784-4584.

  • FAMILY

  • John is survived by his soulmate Ann; his son, Jason and his wife Fon; his daughters, Tori and her husband Jeff and Ali and her husband Mike, his father, John Butler, Sr.; his brother, Pat; his sisters, Shaun, Kathy and Mary Lou. He also leaves behind his four grandchildren, whom he cared for dearly, Madison, Natalie, Braden and Jorah as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased earlier this year by his mother Rose Marie Butler as well as many other loved ones.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Friday, July 26, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, July 27, 2019

Memories

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JAMIE CAOUETTE

July 30, 2019

Uncle John It’s me your favorite niece!🌻

I don’t even know where to start. I have so many childhood memories of you and your family and all the fun we used to have. You have always been a presence in my life and a permanent staple in my household (sitting in the recliner).You have been there through good times and bad times you always supported me no matter the choices I made. I was so lucky to have an uncle that was so involved in my life. I will forever miss our joking around our conversations our disagreements. You where a great dad and I loved see you with your kids and grandchildren. You also were an amazing best friend/brother to my mother. You two had an extremely special bond and it reminds me of my relationship with Nik. My heart breaks for everybody in the family because we have a huge void losing you. I’m so grateful that I got to be there with you till the end when you met Grammy and Ashalie on the other side. I promise you that we will continue our traditions and continue to stay close but you will be forever missed.

BE WELL MY FRIEND

PS: I will take good care of your cowboy boots

Paul Lowit

July 29, 2019

So sorry for you loss. Rest In Peace John.

Kimberly Jordan-Gailey

July 27, 2019

Dear Mary Lou,
I am so sorry for your loss of your John. Just know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kimberly Jordan Gailey

Justin O'Reilly

July 26, 2019

"Ar dheis De go raibh a anam"

Jeffrey Jordan

July 26, 2019

Pat and Mary Lou,
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your brother John. While John and I loss contact after high school, it did not surprise me at all to read about his significant contribution to the City of Lewiston and Androscoggin County for so many years. He showed those same leadership qualities in his leadership of Key Club and the clubs and sports he participated in. John had a huge heart was so kind and gracious to everyone he met. I have many a fond memory of John, Mike Anthoine and I hanging out together in your family room, Key Club meetings or at the Ware House after a Key Club meeting having a drink. Thank you John for your friendship.

Jeffrey Jordan

Pete Bosse

July 25, 2019

Dear Ann and Butler family: We were saddened to learn of John's death. He was always smiling and full of energy. He did appear sick the last couple of times we saw him at church, but we had no idea how ill he was. We will keep him and you in our prayers as you adjust to life without him. Fortunately you have many wonderful memories to treasure.

Robert Farnsworth

July 25, 2019

We send our condolences to the Butler family. John's warmth, humor, and generosity meant much to our family during all the years we lived across Ware Street. We gratefully admired his dedicated service to the Lewiston community, and his commitment to being a good neighbor.

Rob Farnsworth, Georgia Nigro, and their sons, Nathan and Tobias Farnsworth

Paul Richard

July 24, 2019

My sincere condolences to the Butler family on your loss.

Gerard Allaire

July 24, 2019

My deepest sympathies to the family of John Butler, and especially to Pat and Mary Lou who I also coached on the LHS ski team. John was always a joy to have on the team and he had a great sense of humor. Sincerely, Gerry Allaire

Meaghan Turcotte

July 23, 2019

When I was in Elementary school and hung out at a friend's house on Hillmount, Mr. Butler lived across the street. We would go over and play with their kids, and were just welcome to be around when we wanted. We once found a bird in the sandbox and he called around to all animal places to be found and then drove us there with the bird.

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Biography

LEWISTON: John Butler Jr., 61, of Lewiston passed away peacefully on Monday July 22, 2019 at his home surrounded by the unconditional love of his family. He was born in Lewiston on November 12, 1957 a son of John and Rose Marie Butler. He grew up in the Lewiston area and attended local schools.

John worked at Butler Brothers for 35 years. He dedicated his service to his many customers through his salesmanship and professionalism. He wanted his customers to know how much he appreciated and missed each and every one of them when he had to retire.

After being diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer one short year ago, John fought hard and through it all never lost his sense of humor or his quick wittedness. These were two of his many great qualities. John will always be remembered for being the kindest and most loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Son. He also had many enjoyments in life which brought him much peace, such as, spending quality time with his family. He loved being close to the ocean and taking photos of nature. One of his greatest passions was serving the city of Lewiston. John served his community selflessly for more than 25 years. He served on the County Commission, School Board, City Council planning boards and many other subcommittees. He will be deeply missed by so many.

John is survived by his soulmate Ann; his son, Jason and his wife Fon; his daughters, Tori and her husband Jeff and Ali and her husband Mike, his father, John Butler, Sr.; his brother, Pat; his sisters, Shaun, Kathy and Mary Lou. He also leaves behind his four grandchildren, whom he cared for dearly, Madison, Natalie, Braden and Jorah as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased earlier this year by his mother Rose Marie Butler as well as many other loved ones.

Visiting hours will be held at Fortin\Lewiston on Friday July 26, 2019 from 2-4 pm and 6-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday July 27, 2019 at St. Philip’s Church (Rt. 4, Auburn) at 11am. Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in John’s honor to The Store Next Door at Lewiston High School. Condolences and fond memories of John may be shared at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 70 Horton St. Lewiston, 784-4584.