|(Tuesday - November
24, 2020) - Patricia "Pat" R. Butler, age 87, of Niagara, passed away on
Monday, November 23, at Maryhill Manor Nursing Home in Niagara.
Pat was born on September 11, 1933, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the
late Harry and Annie (Prudham) Wright. She grew up in Iron Mountain and
graduated from Iron Mountain High School, class of 1951. She married
John Butler on June 13, 1953, in Iron Mountain. They moved to the east
coast, where they resided while John was in the Navy. Pat worked for the
Civil Service while living out East. They moved back to the area in 1957
and in 1965 made Niagara their home. Pat worked for years at The Boston
Store in Niagara afterward worked for Karen's Studio in Niagara for 50
years until her retirement. She was a Riverside United Methodist Church
member in Niagara, active in the church's shawl ministry, and a
long-time member of the Masonic Order of the Eastern Star and the
American Legion Auxiliary Unit # 136, Niagara.
Pat attended most
of her family's sporting events, enjoyed traveling, and loved to spend
time with her family. She truly was her family's matriarch.
is survived by her loving husband, John of 67 years; one son Robert
"Bob" (Julie) Butler of Niagara; two daughters Denise (Tom) Hurzeler and
Beth (Mike Massie) Molle, both of Niagara; nine grandchildren Matthew
(Amber), Jason (Erin), Melissa (Kyle), Brian (Chelsea), Kathleen
(Bryan), Rachel (Mike), Elizabeth (Ryan), Bradley (Rachel), and
Christine (Brian); nineteen great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law Bev
Wright, Kingsford; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to
her parents, Pat was preceded in death by one son Dan Butler; one
son-in-law Gary Molle; one daughter-in-law, Melody Butler; seven
brothers; and seven sisters.
Private family visitation and
funeral services will be held. Pastor Henry Yoap will officiate. Burial
will be in Niagara Township Cemetery in Niagara.
You may leave a
condolence or tribute for Pat's family online at:
The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home and Cremation Services
- Niagara Chapel, to honor Pat's legacy of life.