Brattleboro- Olin Henry Butler, 84, formerly of Route 63 in Chesterfield died peacefully Thursday evening, April 12, 2018 at the Bradley House on Harris Avenue.
Mr. Butler was born on the family farm in Chesterfield on December 21, 1933, the son of Ernest and Beatrice (Lecuyer) Butler. He was raised and educated in Chesterfield and was a graduate of Hinsdale High School, Class of 1950.
A proud veteran, he served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and following his honorable discharge from active service returned home and went to work as a machine operator at the former BookPress in Brattleboro. He retired from the BookPress at the time the company closed, following 32 faithful years of service. During his earlier years he worked with his brothers as a carpenter.
For several years he was a resident of Newport, Vermont eventually moving back to the Brattleboro area to be close to family.
He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a life member of the National Rifle Association.
An ardent outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and wildlife, especially small animals and birds. He also enjoyed time shared with his grandchildren and great grandson Grayson.
Survivors include two sons, Ernest Butler of Orleans, VT, Michael Butler of Burlington, VT, three daughters, Virginia Estep of Salisbury, MD, Carol Briggs of Harrisonburg, VA and Melody Valenti of Hinsdale, three sisters, Marguerite, Beatrice and Ethel, eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one son, Owen Butler, two brothers, Raymond Butler, Sr and Edwin Butler and a sister, Edith Doyle.
Graveside services with military honors will be conducted Saturday, June 2nd at 10:00 AM in Pine Grove Cemetery in Hinsdale.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to The Bradley House, 65 Harris Avenue, Brattleboro, VT 05301.