David E. Butterfield

September 7, 1945June 8, 2018
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Mr. David E. Butterfield, age 72 of West Potsdam, NY and formerly of Canton, NY passed away at his residence on June 8, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Service on Thursday, June 14th from 2-4 pm. A memorial service will be held at the Garner Funeral Home at 4pm with Rev. Kenneth Ashley that day. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory can be made to the Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad, the Canton Potsdam Hospital Foundation or to the West Potsdam Volunteer Volunteer Fire Department. David is survived by his loving wife Patricia J. Butterfield; daughter Amanda S. (Dustin) Bradley; son David W. Stowell; grandchildren Bailee and Nolan Bradley and Celine and Zachery Stowell; brothers Ronnie (Linda) Butterfield and Michael (Jeanne) Butterfield; sisters Gloria (George) Ladison, Bonnie Davis, Sue (Bill) Frank, Vicki Green and Thelma (Jim) Garlough and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Harold W. and Freda D. Wyne Butterfield; a granddaughter Courtnee Ann-Marie Stowell; sisters Patricia a. Gardner and Pauline Skiff and brothers Ernest H. and Wayne F. Butterfield. Mr. David E. Butterfield was born September 7, 1945 in Canton, NY to Harold Butterfield and Freda Wyne. He attended Parishville rural schools. He served in the United States Army from 1967 until 1972. He was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War. Upon his honorable discharge he returned to the States and on April 8, 1978 he was married to Patricia Daniels in Crary Mills, NY. David worked as a groundskeeper for 27 years at the Best Western Saint Lawrence University Golf Course. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, camping and especially spending time with family and his grandchildren. He very much enjoyed golfing with his daughter every Sunday morning. He was very active in the Dekalb Amvets and was currently a member of the Potsdam Amvets. Condolences, thoughts or memories of David can be shared


  • West Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department
  • Canton Potsdam Hospital Foundation
  • Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad


  • Visitation Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 14, 2018

David E. Butterfield

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Stan and Susanne Smith

June 14, 2018

Our prayers go out to Patty and family, as well as all the Butterfield families. It is so difficult to lose family members. Keep Dave's memory in your hearts and he will always be with you.

Love and hugs,
Stan and Susanne Smith

Neil & Ginny Porter

June 12, 2018

Thelma, so sorry to learn of the loss of your brother. Our condolences to you and your family. Our prayers are being lifted up for you.

Joyce Sheridan

June 11, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of the family at this difficult time.

Jeff and Mary Bonno

June 10, 2018

Butterfield family,
So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you all in this difficult time.

Dawn and Tom Latimer

June 9, 2018

Sorry for your loss. May your memories help you and your family at this difficult time.

Wanda Lee

June 9, 2018

Patty, Amanda and families, I'm so sorry for your loss. David had a heart of gold to all of you.

Carter Houk

June 8, 2018

Patty and family-

We at Post 11 are thinking of you and Dave and all the times we shared. Let us know if we can be of any help.