Maureen L. Butler, of Salem, New Hampshire, formerly of Charlestown, died on February 13, 2021 in Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 72 years old.
Maureen was born in Boston on May 7, 1948, the daughter of the late William and Hyacinth (Kinsley) Butler. Until her retirement, she had worked in the administrative department of Massachusetts General Hospital at their Charlestown and later Boston campuses.
Maureen will be remembered for her kind and generous nature. She loved children, she was a big kid at heart, and every year she loved participating in the Teamster's Toy Drive. She was a terrific sister and aunt whose love for her family was boundless.
She is survived by her siblings, Elaine Maher (late Dick) of Waltham, Jean Brown (late Ray) of Brooksville, Florida, John Butler of Jacksonville, Florida, Richard Butler (Jennifer Reed) of Dunstable and Mark Butler (Mary) of Whitman and also leaves many nieces, nephews and their families.
She was the sister of the late Carol Tucker, William Butler, Barbara Buckley and Michael Butler.
Family and friends will honor and remember Maureen's life by gathering on Saturday, February 20th in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham, where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m.
Those wishing to view Maureen's service may do so at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 20th via the following link: https://my.gather.app/remember/maureen-butler
Memorial donations may be made to the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation | Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. www.childrenshospital.org/centers-and-services/programs/o-_-z/spinal-muscular-atrophy-program
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 – a note from the funeral home pursuant to Governor Baker's recent order:
During times of uncertainty and crisis one might wonder what to do at the loss of a loved one or how to show support to a friend given the limitations that the pandemic continues to present.
Telephone your friend to offer words of love, support and a verbal hug, drop something delicious by the house, leave a condolence on the funeral home website, make a donation to their favored charity, send a card or flowers or have a Mass said, remain in touch, and above all else . . . say prayers for the deceased and their family and the world during this difficult and unprecedented time.
These simple gifts of sympathy and charity are more valuable than you will ever know.
When public wakes are held capacity limits mean that your visit to the venue where they are held should be brief to allow other guests time to say hello to the family. Only members of the immediate family remain present throughout.
It goes without saying that people who have lost someone are especially sensitive and understanding to the concerns that some of their own family members and friends may have about visiting any public places right now. If this does not feel like the right time for you to venture out please don't.
Space limitations also mean that funeral services inside the funeral home and in many places of worship will also be private. Most services, at the family's request, will also be livestreamed and recorded for future viewing. The link to access the channel is found at the bottom of the obituary notice online.
Cemetery services are included in the current outdoor gathering limit of twenty-five people.
During any events, public or private, common sense precautions prevail. That includes masks covering your nose and mouth, staying with your household group throughout the services and keeping a sensible distance. Thank you . . . again . . . for your patience and understanding.