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.