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“So sorry for your loss. I did not have the pleasure to meet her, but I'm sure she was funny like Laura.Janice Goodman, YCN ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Janice Goodman - Randolph

“Donna you were always one of the funniest ladies I knew as I was growing up you always have a special place in my heart ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Dawn M - Cambridge, MA

“Pam,Shawn,Jimmy and Bobby, We are so sad to hear of your moms passing.Donna was very much loved by our families...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Teresa and Michael Dawson Cappellucci - NH

“Our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Joseph and Anita Mascetti - MA

“Shawn, Pam and the rest of the Sturtevant/Butler family...I am so sorry to hear of Donna's passing. May she rest in peace. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Kym Casey - Stoneham, MA - Friend

“Donna,You will always hold a special place in my heart!I'll never forget you ,and all the laughs we in peace To the family...I'm heart...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Theresa (Terry) Smith (Baker)

“Donna may you rest easy now and know that you are loved by so many.Pam, Jason, Matt and family,I'm so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Karla Aguirre - Waltham, MA

“Rest easy mom. You have earned your wings. I love you. XO PAM ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Pamela Mcphail - Watertown, MA

Watertown - Donna M. (Carroll) Butler, of Watertown, died Monday, June 25, 2018 in Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston after an illness. She was 70.

Donna was born August 21, 1947 in Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton. Raised and educated in Watertown she was a graduate of Watertown High School with the class of 1966. She was married to the late Robert O. Butler who died January 6, 1990.

Her interests included ceramics and painting and she taught classes from her home. She also enjoyed playing cards, bingo, reading and time spent with her family.

She leaves her children, Pamela J. McPhail and her husband, William Mason, Shawn C. Sturtevant, James R. Sturtevant and Robert E. Butler, all of Watertown; her grandchildren Jason and Matthew McPhail, Jake Glancy, Bryan, Shawn, Angelina and James Sturtevant; her siblings, James P. Carroll (Barbara) of Nashua, New Hampshire, John T. Carroll of Watertown, Mary A. Bonilla (late Carlos) of Billerica, Lauramae Duffy (Thomas) of Easton and the late Francis X. Carroll; also survived by nieces & nephews.

She was also the grandmother of the late Kasey McPhail.

Family and friends will honor and remember Donna's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, June 29th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Jude Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Saint Patrick's Cemetery, Watertown.

Memorials in her name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Saint Patrick's Cemetery

999 Belmont Street Watertown, MA 02472