Glenn Miller

Born February 14, 1942

Glenn “Butch” Miller, 71, of Norwich, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Backus Hospital after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his family and passed peacefully.

He was born in New London on February 14, 1942, to Booth and Rebecca (Tompkins) Miller and grew up in the Poquonock Bridge neighborhood in Groton. A childhood baseball and basketball standout, Glenn was praised as a “Nice Kid” who “might turn out to be a pretty fair hurler,” whose “quietness and sincere efforts made him a hit with the fans” in a 1951 article in the New London Day. Glenn lettered in both sports as a student at Fitch High School, from which he graduated in 1960. He joined the United States Air Force in 1967, serving in Northern England (where his passion for golf began) and Las Vegas, NV, after working for Electric Boat and Pfizer. Glenn worked at Pfizer for over 30 years, earning a Bachelors degree from the University of New Haven along the way; he retired as an Inventory Manager in 1998.

Glenn spent his retirement thoroughly enjoying the company of family and friends, traveling in the US and abroad, and perfecting his golf game. He was a member of the Norwich Golf Club for many years, serving as an officer; he was a Four-Ball Champion in 2000 and shot a hole-in-one on the 13th hole on May 6, 2011 in Norwich.

Glenn was married to his high school sweetheart, Justine (Perry), who he met when he was 17. They shared 46 years of marriage, love, laughter, and companionship. Glenn adored Justine. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his devoted daughter Monica, son-in-law Carl Wennerlind, and two doting grandchildren, Langston and Selma Wennerlind, aka Glenn’s “buddies,” all of New York City. Glenn also leaves two loving sisters, Joan Tobey and Ann Martin; and, two loving brothers, Booth “Chappy” Miller and Charlie Miller. The extended Miller-Perry family of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins will also miss “Butch.”

A memorial service will be held at 12 noon at the Madry Temple, 25 Manwaring Street, in New London on Thursday, August 1, 2013. Calling hours will take place before the service at Madry Temple, from 10 am to 11:30 am. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Norwich Golf Course Members’ Scholarship Fund, 685 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360. Church and Allen Funeral Home of Norwich is in charge of arrangements, 860-889-2374. Please visit to leave an online tribute or condolence.


  • Visitation Thursday, August 1, 2013
  • Memorial Service Thursday, August 1, 2013

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Bob Morrison

August 2, 2013

Justine, I'm really sorry for your loss and this is a loss for everyone who knew Glenn. He always brightened the day at the driving range. He was always so proud of Monica and her family and he gave me tips about being a grandfather. We'll all miss him.

Howie Robinson

August 2, 2013

To Butch's family- I was shocked and sadden when I read of Butch's passing. I also grew up in Poquonnock Bridge, which was a diverse community. Butch and I became friends due to mutual friends in the 'Project' before we were in school together. We both played in Groton's Babe Ruth League, on the Thames Electric team, our coach was Bob Falvey, a Poquonnock Bridge police detective, another good man. We were both 13, Butch was immediately a starter in the infield as well as a starting pitcher, he was so gifted. His cousin Jackie was also on the team, and the two of them carried us to the championship. At our last Fitch class reunion (50th) I got to speak with Butch for awhile; we both talked about our golf game, kids we grew up with, as well as our families. He was very happy. He still remained so very special. I hope you all will soon smile at all the great memories he created for you. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Henry Maynard

August 2, 2013


Lee and Peggy Simpson

August 2, 2013

Justine and Monica our prayers are with you in this your hours of loss, Glen was truly an fine gentlemen, may God Bless and keep you.

August 1, 2013

Dear Justine and Monica,
We are so sad for your loss. Robert and I liked Glen very much. He was a gentleman. We are happy that Aviva is there with you today. We share your loss and are thanking God that he has not suffered much longer. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Marie and Robert Briefel

Liz & Ken Brevard

August 1, 2013

Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our prayers are with you. May God bring you comfort at this time of your loss.

Ron & Carol Cormier

August 1, 2013

Justine, Such a special part of this world has been lost with passing of Glenn. Truly a wonderful man with an incredible smile!

bill donovan

August 1, 2013

Many fond memories of golfing with Glen, a great competitor who enjoyed the battle. Always sincere, always a pleasure to be around, my sincere condolances he will be missed.

Catherine Cormier-Palm

August 1, 2013

Dear Justine and Monica-
I am so sad to hear about Glenn. You all hold a special place in my heart. You were my second family during a good part of my childhood. Please know that I am thinking of you both.

Jo Anne Byington Faraci

July 31, 2013

My deepest sympathy to your family with the passing of Glenn. I grew up in Poquonnock Bridge and have wonderful memories of your family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love-