Benjamin F Butler

May 3, 1937February 27, 2018

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.


  • Visitation Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 3, 2018

Benjamin F Butler

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William McGrath

April 19, 2018

Ben, you are sorely missed. I learned so much from you.
Fair winds and following seas my friend

ron sach

March 2, 2018

benny... you will be missed by your family and friends... i have so many memories, starting from the 1st day back in 1972.... my 1st day at cymeon shipping 26 broadway, sitting across from you at your desk... working for L-lines... or the time you were stopped on the street after lunch and bought a coin collection from a couple of young guys... to Halloween parties at your house, or playing basketball with you at the DAC... tooo many memories to list... you will be missed..

Mary Pat Hessman

March 2, 2018

Dear Natalie,
So sorry to hear about Ben's passing...Please find strength in knowing that he loved you and that you and your son Billy will have beautiful memories of him and your life together!
Keeping you in our thoughts,
Mary Pat, Tom, Tommy, and Kathleen Hessman

Ginny and Jay McGinley

March 1, 2018

Natalie and Billy,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will all miss Ben. He was a big man in life in so many ways.
With all our love,
Ginny, Jay, Patrick and Ryan McGinley