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Mervin R. Butler, 80, of Northford, passed away peacefully on March 5 at the MidState Medical Center, Meriden, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of 56 years to Constance Craig Butler. Mervin was born in New Haven on July 19, 1938, and was the son of the late William and Charlotte Spooner Butler.
He served his country faithfully in the US Navy. Mervin worked for the UpJohn Corporation and later was a maintenance mechanic at Simkins Paper Mill. He was an avid fisherman and boater, was a member of the Waucoma Yacht Club of New Haven, and was a man of all trades.
He was the father of Todd Butler (Linda), Deborah Butler-Leclerc (Peter), and Kimberly Battista (Louis). He was the grandfather of Pauly, Ryan, Nathan, Zachary, Megan, Todd, Nicholas, Jonathan, and Isabella. He was the brother of Edwin and Douglas Butler and the late Beatrice, William, and Harold Butler. He is also survived by his beloved dog Charlie and bird Jo-Jo.
The visiting hours were March 13 in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave. A funeral service was conducted in the funeral home on March 15. Interment with full military honors followed in the State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the North Shore Animal League America, 25 Davis Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050, or VA Charters, PO Box 504, West Haven, CT 06516. For an online obituary, visit www.northhavenfuneral.com.
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