Mary M Butler

February 3, 1958August 19, 2018

NORWICH – Mary M. Butler, 60, died unexpectedly at Backus Hospital on Sunday, August 19th, 2018.

She was born in Loris, SC to Lee and Mary (Fowler) Butler on February 3, 1958.

Mary was a homemaker most of her life and lived for her family, most recently enjoying time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling whenever she could. Mary was known for having a big heart because of her willingness to help anyone merely for the asking. Sundays meant worship at the Montville Union Baptist Church which filled her with happiness and a place of belonging.

She is survived by her children; Ashley Chinn (Michael), Mark Rutherford (Miosotis Gonzalez), John Butler, Melissa Norris, Tracy Norris, brothers; John Butler, Billy Butler, Ronnie Butler Chester Butler, sister; Margaret Butler, grandchildren; Aubriee, Zavier and Michael Chinn, Nathaniel and Aidan Rutherford, Tristin Sutherland and Ava Fagin along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brothers; James, Charles, Raleigh, Earl and Jerry Butler, and sisters; Virginia Sansoucy, and Elizabeth Butler.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, August 26th, 2018 at 2pm at the Montville Union Baptist Church, 279 Route 163, Montville, CT. There are no calling hours. Burial is private at the convenience of the family.

Labenski Funeral Home is assisting the family with these arrangements.



  • Memorial Service Sunday, August 26, 2018


  • Burial is Private at The Convenience of The Family, There are no calling hours

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Paul Alan Tipton

August 21, 2018

To the Butler Family~

The years seem like yesterday growing up with Earl, Ronnie Dale, Margaret, Mary, and Jerry Lee. I still have so many beautiful memories of Mary and all of you!. You have been in my thoughts a lot since I found out about Mary. I was so saddened with the news. I had just spoken to her the day before on messenger. Even though it is very hard for us to understand why, God knows the reason. All we have to do is believe, trust, and try and not question why... but that is so difficult to do. Our faith is tested! Mary is in heaven with all those that have gone before us celebrating! Oh what a homecoming!!

"We have these moments to hold in our hands and to touch as they slip through our fingers like sand. Yesterday's gone and tomorrow may never come; but we have these moments today!!"

God bless and keep the entire family and all those that loved Mary, giving you the peace that passeth all understanding now and always!!

Much love to all of you!!

Paul Alan Tipton

Mary Sanders

August 21, 2018

My Condolences to the Families Mary was a sweet lady

Regina Tipton Barber

August 21, 2018

Dear Butler Family, even though it has been years since we have seen each other, our hearts remember the love and friendship we once shared. Calvin and I want you to know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. We were so very saddened to learn of Mary's passing, but I know she had a wonderful homecoming once her feet reached Heaven's shore. We can only imagine!

We all are here on earth for just a moment in time, it's how we spend that moment that counts! I'm so glad Mary found a church in which she felt she belonged. Now, she has everything!!!

Our love to all of you!
Calvin and Regina (Tipton)Barber 💔

Tammy Butler

August 21, 2018

Aunt Mary you will be missed by so many. I am so glad that you and Diddy got to spend some quality time together on the ride home from Florida last month. Your love for your kids and grandkids will always be my memories for you. Fly high and kiss the fam for us.. (I'm gonna try my best to respectfully decline Diddy's invitation to the family reunion for as long as I can but you guys have fun and kiss my Granny for me). One Love