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Always regretted it yet never managed to find time to do anything about it later in life?
Butler was born in Dorchester in 1906 (the same year as the man who invented the television), and grew up in Beverly. As a youth, he worked mornings in a small print shop and then went to school in the afternoon. When he was offered a full-time position at the print shop, he chose to take it and left school before his freshman year.
He was already 34 years old when he was drafted into the US Army in 1941 to fight in World War II, and he served in England and the Philippines until the end of the war in 1945. He did not marry until he was 41, but still had 65 years with his wife, who died in September at age 93. The couple had five children, all of whom graduated from Beverly High School, and the family has grown to include great-great-grandchildren.
Butler spent much of his career working for the Beverly Water Department and retired in 1975, the day his youngest son, Jim, graduated from high school. “And I’m 55,” Jim said. “Some of my friends have already passed away.”
Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:23