Apr 072014

David Butler

David Butler

David W. Butler, 67 of Hollis, New Hampshire and formerly of Groton, Massachusetts lost his battle with cancer on April 3, 2014. Born in Boston on March 31, 1947, he was the son of Virginia Wooding Butler and the late Mark T. Butler, Jr. He grew up in Billerica, Massachusetts and attended Billerica High School. He celebrated 48 years of marriage to his high school sweetheart, JoAnn Tetreault, raised four children in Groton, and enjoyed summers on Cape Cod and in Florida.

David owned and operated D & J Construction, Inc. for more than 25 years, and recently retired to Hollis, New Hampshire. He enjoyed traveling, telling stories, and tinkering with anything that had a motor. Mostly, he loved spending time with his nine grandchildren: Nichole, Jessica, Joshua, and Nathan Rabbitt of Groton Massachusetts; Daniel and Andrew Cullen of Ashby Massachusetts; and Benjamin, Lydia, and Frank Butler of Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

David is survived by his mother, Virginia, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts; his wife, JoAnn Tetreault Butler, of Hollis, New Hampshire; his daughter, Deborah Cullen, of Ashby, his daughter, Lisa Butler, of Winchendon; his daughter, Christine Rabbitt, of Groton, Massachusetts; and his son David W. Butler, Jr. of Lunenburg, Massachusetts. He is also survived by five siblings: Donald Butler of Fitchburg, Massachusetts; William Butler of Pepperell, Massachusetts; Richard Butler of Townsend, MA; Carol Jones of Lunenburg, Massachusetts; and Diane Moore of Lowell, Massachusetts.

Visiting hours will be held at the Badger Funeral Home, 45 School Street, Groton, Massachusetts on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 4-7 p.m.; a brief memorial service will take place at 6:30 p.m. A reception will follow at the Franco American Club, Westford, Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to The Jimmy Fund Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to help families struggling with cancer.