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Posted on: February 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Chief Butler Walk Thru and Funeral Arrangements

Chief Butlers arrangements:

Wake: Sunday, February 23 from 2pm - 6pm

Wards Funeral Home

772 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149

Walkthrough Attire: Class A (Chiefs should be assembled by 1:30)

Chiefs participating in the “walkthrough” should assemble on the corner of Henry Street and Broadway. The procession line will extend down Broadway. METRO FIRE Vice Chair Chief Stark, Chief Frizzel and FCAM Pres Chief Condon will organize the uniformed procession as follows:

Everett Fire

Everett Police

Metro/FCAM Leadership and State Fire Marshal

Metro Fire Active and Retired Chiefs

All Chiefs and fire personnel paying their respects.

Funeral Mass: Monday, February 24 at 10 am

Immaculate Conception Church

487 Broadway

Everett, Ma

Funeral Attire: Class A

Chief Butler’s Obituary:


BUTLER, David Thomas Sr. Retired Everett fire chief and longtime North Reading resident, passed away at 65 years old in his home on February 19th, 2020 surrounded by his loved ones, following a long and courageous fight with cancer. Beloved husband of 42 years to Mary (Gorman) Butler. Adored father of Erin (Butler) Carlson and husband Doug, Kelly (Butler) Frew and husband David, David T. Butler, Jr. and Nancy and Sarah (Butler) Balsley and husband Michael, all of North Reading. Cherished grandfather of Brayden, Blake, and Avery Carlson; Hannah, Lily, and Patrick Frew, Olivia Guzman and Alyssa Butler; and Connor and Ella Balsley. Brother of Roy Butler, Patricia St. Germain and Cheryl Bond. David was predeceased by his parents, Everett Fire Lt. Roy B. Butler and Lucille (Morel) Butler. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral from the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, EVERETT on Monday, February 24th at 9am. Followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett at 10am. Visiting Hours will be held Sunday from 2-6pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children @ For online guestbook and directions, please visit: JF Ward Funeral Home 617-387-3367

View the online memorial for David Thomas Sr. BUTLER

Published in The Boston Globe on Feb. 21, 2020

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