Brian Michael Butler, 70, of Carver, formerly of Brockton, passed away peacefully after many years of living with heart disease on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in his Carver Kingdom, surround by his loving family.
Born and raised in Brockton, he was the son of the late Ernest E. Butler and the late Eileen (Lynch) Butler. Brian graduated from Cardinal Spellman High School and shortly afterwards enlisted in the U.S. Army. During his time in the service he deployed to Vietnam and was stationed in Hakata, Japan. Post service to his country he became Brockton School Police, moved onto the Registry Police, and retired as a Massachusetts State Trooper. During his time as a State Trooper he received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the Western New England University.
In 1980, he moved to Carver, where he helped coach/mentored the youth of a town he loved. A few of the hobbies Brian enjoyed were: writing poetry, shooting pool, playing cards, traveling, charity work and basketball. He had a true passion for animals, riding motorcycles and spending time with his family.
Brian had a great passion for Rock and Roll music which he passed to his children and onto his grandchildren. Many family gatherings were centered around music with family contest of which artist sang the best the version of a given song.
Brian is survived by his loving bride of 50 years Linda S. (Smyth) Butler. He was the loving father of Corey A. Butler and his wife Fiorella, and their children, Damon M. Butler and Matthew S. Butler of Freeport, Maine; his daughter Megan D. Butler and her fiancé Jack Gillis and their children, Sienna M. Gillis and Rhylee Q. Gillis of Carver, MA. Brian is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, as well as his extended family and friends.
Memorial visitation will be from 3pm to 7pm. on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 116 Main St. (Rte. 58), Carver. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Wounded Warrior Project https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/