Christopher Leonard Butilier

December 14, 1981July 31, 2018

Christopher “Chris” Leonard Butilier, 36, of Brewster, MA passed away July 31, 2018 at Cape Cod Hospital due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Chris was born December 14, 1981 at Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth, NH. After earning his high school diploma he furthered his education through college and beyond. He continued to pursue his interests in cyber security, computer forensics and real estate in the years that followed. Chris was known for his love of motorcycles, technology, movies and music. He is remembered by all who knew him for his smile, for being kind, loving, honest and a compassionate man who loved to laugh and always encouraged those he loved to pursue their goals and live their dreams. A beautiful soul taken far too soon who will be deeply missed by all.

Chris is survived by his mom, Donna Vernen and loving companion James Pierre of Brewster, MA; his dad, Leonard Butilier and stepmother Christyne of Leominster, MA; his sisters, Bretton Walsh and husband Ken of Marlow, NH, Meaghan Johnson and husband Bill of Malden, MA, Kaitlyn Bullock and boyfriend Jon Sparks of Navarre, FL, Cagney Butilier and husband Cody Duckett of Crestview, FL, Alyssa Butilier and boyfriend Jamie Rees of Harwich, MA; his brothers, Ben Butilier and girlfriend Devon Whelan of Yarmouth, MA and Seth Vernen of Brewster, MA; his maternal grandmother, Dottie Root of Orleans, MA; his beloved partner James Swanson of Dover, MA; his niece Kali L’Ecuyer of Marlow, NH and fiance Ben Melanson of Troy, NH; his nephews, Cayden Walsh of Marlow, NH, Jordan and Camden Bullock of Navarre, FL, Liam Johnson of Malden, MA and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was the brother of the late Joshua Butilier.

Friends and family are welcome to attend the graveside service on Sunday October 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Orleans Cemetery on Tonset Road, Orleans, MA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Nickerson Funeral Home, Orleans, MA. In lieu of flowers, the family is respectfully asking that donations be made in memory of Chris to Lower Cape Outreach Council, directly or mailed to P.O. Box 665, Orleans, MA 02653. For online condolences, please visit


  • Lower Cape Outreach Council


14 October

Graveside Service

2:00 pm

Orleans Cemetery

Tonset Road
Orleans, MA


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Matt Testoni

August 7, 2018

In Memory of Chris, I would like to offer my sympathy and condolences to all of his family and James, with love.
Matt Testoni

Vanessa Hoernig

August 6, 2018

Chris is unforgettable.
My heart goes out to you.

James t Swanson

August 5, 2018

james swanson
August 4, 2018

The time you spent with me brought me a new kind of happiness, a kind of happiness brought about by your clear devotion to your loving family, your trueness to who you were and are , as a person, your direct clear words, bearing true witness to all of life. You shone above the others in honesty, caring , kindness and genuine hysterical humor!!
You looked forward to life's adventures, you created new adventures for us, You brought romantic spirit to everything. You were and are as true as polaris, the northern star, the one trustworthy star, And your kindness and caring for others put you out there as the brightest star in the Milky Way, they Galaxy that shown so brightly above us on Cape Cod December 28! brighter than those stars we gazed at together over Cape Cod Bay the very night we met in person . ...Ride in Peace my Chris, ..ride in peace
Ride in love/-/ you are never alone
Love, love love Love James