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William C. Butler
  • Memorial donations may be made to the Joseph F. Hill American Legion Post 156 Scholarship Fund, 215 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452 or to the Waltham Museum, 25 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 02452.

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“Dear Louise and family.We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Bill. Please accept our sincere sympathy. We had some great times with you and Bill...Read More »
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“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. May the wonderful treasures fill your hearts with love and bring you peace....Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Bill was a really nice person and neighbor. Louise and Bill did so much for the City of Waltham. They were in many activities and always had a kind...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Susanne & Paul BURGESS - Waltham, MA

“Dear Louise and family:So very sorry for the loss of Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Emily and I have so many...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Gail Jackson - Fayetteville, NY

“Dear Louise and family:Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of Bill. Haven't seen you in a long time, but we will never forget your...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Gloria and Bill Champion - MA

“To my friend Bill, and your family ~ I'm so sorry at the loss of your dad Sending you love from afar Miss you ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Carol Cobb-Ferraro - Attleboro, MA

“Sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers go out to you and your family ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Paul Vautour - Waltham - Coworker

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Brian & Angela (Duncan RV Repair) Richmond - IN

“My very special brother will be so dearly missed. He had a wonderful sense of humor, was always there when needed. We had a great time growing up...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Joan Kellogg - Acton, MA - family

“Louise,Our sincere sympathy to you and the family. We remember the fun nights of music with Dad (Stan), Bill, Chester and Rolf. They had a good time...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Garry & Martha Richards - Waltham, MA

“May Bill's aura be always present in your lives. Our connection existed because of he and Louise's semi-business/personal relationship during times...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Lin Jodrey Loomer Gurney - MA

“Billy was the est friend I ever had. We met in kindergarten and went through Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Sea Scouts and the rest of bills life. I'll miss...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: JAMES Maguire - Gardiner, ME


Waltham – Mr. William C. Butler, of Waltham, died Monday, October 23, 2017 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was 84.

Bill was born and raised in Belmont, a son of the late Oliver and Charlotte (Avery) Butler, and was a graduate of Belmont High School. After that he served with the United States Army during the Korean War.

Following his marriage in Saint Ann's Church to Somerville native Louise I. Bennett the couple moved to Waltham where they became lifelong members of Our Lady's Parish. Always handy by nature Bill put his electronics training in the Army's Signal Corp to work and established Butler Electronics in Waltham.

He was also a talented musician and singer who belonged to the Joseph F. Hill American Legion Post No. 156 Band for years. He played several instruments and never let a show end without first joining in a robust version of 'God Bless America'.

Bill also belonged to the 'Singing GranPops', a traveling chorus who entertain and perform throughout Greater Boston. Another group that claimed him was PFC John M. Sullivan USMC Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10334 in Waltham.

Happy summers were spent at the family's cottage at Lake Boon and Bill indulged his passion for boating as a longtime member of the Watertown Yacht Club and the South Boston Yacht Club.

In addition to his wife of sixty years, Louise, Bill leaves his children, Brian O. Butler and his wife, Darlene, of Acton, William J. Butler and his wife, Camille, of Vandalia, Michigan and Steven A. Butler of Stow; his grandchildren, Kendall Louise, Rory Robin and Amanda Butler; his sister, Joan A. Kellogg of Acton and many nieces and nephews.

Bill was also the father of the late Robin L. Butler and brother of the late Robert O. Butler.

Family and friends will honor and remember Bill's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, October 27th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Belmont Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Joseph F. Hill American Legion Post 156 Scholarship Fund, 215 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452 or to the Waltham Museum, 25 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 02452.