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


  • Graveside Service Sunday, October 14, 2018

Christopher Leonard Butilier

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Randy Kucsan

September 1, 2018

Although I worked with Chris at T-Mobile, I really got to know him through Lisa Gori, another friend we lost earlier this year. Chris was a funny and kind human being. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who knew and loved him.

Marc Wolf

August 29, 2018

I don't have a specific memory and that's just because they were all good. I knew Chris from T-Mobile as he was my supervisor. Always with jeans, huge boots and gauges in his ears. He was always a good listener and put up with my sarcasm and inappropriate remarks. He will be sorely missed. R.I.P Chris. Killa B's for life

Alicia Caliente

August 24, 2018

I met Chris through work. We were inseparable, always laughing! He had this energy that just made you feel good anytime you were around him. I have lots of memories with him, but this is one of my favorites. We decided we wanted to get a good picture by laying down on the floor at work because the carpet was obnoxious. We could barely stop laughing to take the picture, but we made it happen. My stomach hurt from laughing so hard, just some innocent silly fun! He just got my humor and I got his!! One of the best people I have ever met. Love you!!!

Linda Robison

August 23, 2018

I met Chris at T-Mobile, he was such a kind soul. My prayer is that the family, friends, and others that loved Chris will find comfort from Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. We all loved Chris but God loves His son Chris more!!! Amen!!!

Tonialaya Cliett

August 23, 2018

Chris was my Manager at T-Mobile and it was love at first sight. He was so positive and such a joy to work with. To know him is to love him.

Peggy Grill

August 17, 2018

Rest In Peace Christopher with our heavenly angels.

Gone to soon.


Peggy & Eric Grill
San Antonio, TX

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