Swan Funeral Home

825 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT


Todd P. Buttrick

March 4, 1960June 25, 2019

Todd Palmer Buttrick, age 59 of Madison, Connecticut passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 surrounded by family and loved ones. Todd’s joy, strength, and positivity through his three year battle with cancer touched the lives and hearts of everyone around him.

He is survived by his two daughters, Alyssa Michelle Buttrick (29) and Jenna Rose Buttrick (25), as well as son-in-law John Raymond Wamser (30), sister Leigh Allison Leighton, and brother Allan Buttrick (Scott). His beloved wife Jill Sarah Buttrick passed away at the age of 43 in March of 2002.

Todd was born in Stamford, Connecticut on March 04, 1960. He grew up in Ridgefield, Connecticut and was raised by his late parents, Allan “Bud” Buttrick Jr. and Anne Palmer Buttrick. Todd was a veteran of the United States Navy aboard the USS Coral Sea CV-43 and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.

Todd worked as a Distribution Sales Manager at Tektronix for 17 years. He then went on to work for Rohde and Schwarz as an Oscilloscope Specialist until the start of his illness in 2015.

Todd and Jill married in 1987 and moved to Madison, Connecticut with their two daughters in 1997. As a loving husband and devoted father, his brightness, bravery, and perseverance were admired most by those closest to him.

Todd enjoyed driving his 1965 Shelby Cobra kit car, which he built himself and dedicated to his late wife after her passing. In most recent years, Todd pursued an interest in Formula Ford racing, competitively driving his 1980 Ford Crosslé in various races across the country.

Friends and family may gather for a celebration of life at Swan Funeral Home in Madison, Connecticut on Tuesday, July 2 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


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


Todd P. Buttrick

have a memory or condolence to add?

Richard Hastings

July 2, 2019

We were next-door neighbors with the Buttrick's starting in the late 1960s. We were fortunate enough to spend a great deal of time with all of them on a very regular basis. We have the fondest of memories of growing up with them. Scott, Leigh and Todd, as well as their parents and grandfather, were the nicest, kindest and most generous people you would ever want to meet. I'm so very sorry to read of Todd's passing. He was a true gentleman and he will be missed by many. Rest easy Todd!

Barbara Hopkins

June 29, 2019

Alyssa & Jenna...although we have only come together a few times...your Dad’s love and pride in you was always incredibly bright. You were the loves of his life and brought him so much happiness! So hugs to you both! My nieces and their parents had so much love for you all. I wish for you sweet memories and knowing that he will always be by your side!

Charlie Collings

June 29, 2019

I didn't know Todd for a long time, but in the intensities of racing, you can learn pretty quickly who someone really is. In the hours we spent that first evening in working together, I knew that this was a kind, considerate and thoughtful person. That belief was reinforced in every subsequent interaction. I spoke with him just couple of weeks ago and he was his personable, upbeat self. So much so that I never thought the end was so near, although I knew what the final outcome would be. That time is now with us and I will always love and respect this man. My heart goes out to Allan and Su and all of Todd's other loved ones who are grieving.
Love to you.

Kim Kelly-Cameron

June 29, 2019

I miss them both terribly, but take comfort in knowing that Todd and Jill will spend life eternal together.
Two truly wonderful people.

Jennifer Nye Walsh

June 28, 2019

Todd and I worked at The Acorn Press together in high school. Many good memories

Nick Donato

June 28, 2019

My sincerest condolences. I got to know Todd when I started at Tektronix in 2000. Todd was the nicest guy. He was always there to help me transition in my role. He will be missed. I will always remember his jokes and his great sense of humor.
God bless you Todd

Nick Donato