James H. Butler
June 5, 1926 ~ October 17, 2002
Butler, James H. Branford, James H. Butler, 76 of West Haven died at Connecticut Hospice on October 17, 2002. He was born June 5, 1926 in West Haven,Ct a son of the late James B. Butler and the late Jessie McDaniel Butler. Mr. Butler was self-employed as an accountant who also worked as an office manager for Servomation, the former WNHC TV Channel 8, and Giordano's Chrysler Plymouth. He ws an avid duckpin bowler, a 55 year member of the Annawon Lodge #115 A.F. and A.M. in West Haven. He was a army veteran having served in World War II in the Phillipines. Mr. Butler also served the town of West Haven as an elected member of the Representative Town Meeting from of government prior to West Haven's incorporation as a city. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years Eleanor Conner Butler and a grandson Timothy Francis Butler. He is survived by two sisters, Virginia B. Calistro and her husband Joseph of Woodbridge and Jesie B. Throm of West Haven, three sons; James E. and Linda Butler of West Haven, Charles B. and Helen Butler of New Haven, John P. and Lorraine Butler of West Haven, and a daughter Mary E. and Stewart Numa of West Haven He also leaves seven grandchildren; James and his wife Lisa Butler, Christopher and his wife Joyce Butler, Amy, Patrick and Rebecca Butler, Matthew and Olivia Numa and great-grandchildren Jacob Lee and Caylee Rose Butler. Funeral servives will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 11:00 am at Beecher & Bennett Taylor Funeral Home 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, Oct. 21 from 4-8pm. A masonic service will be held at 7pm by Annawon Lodge #115 A.F. and A.M. of West Haven. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Connecticut Hospice 100 Doublebeach Rd., Branford,Ct. Please sign the guestbook at www.beecherandbennett.com.