Charles Sumner Butters II


ChuckAfter a 6-year battle with cancer, CHARLES SUMNER BUTTERS II, 69, of Sebastian, Florida peacefully passed away Thursday evening, November 21 at The Tippett Home in Needham, MA where he received wonderful care from a warm, loving and skilled staff. 

 He was born to the late Charles and Beatrice Butters, February 23, 1944, in San Francisco, CA.  Chuck graduated from Needham High school in 1962 and received a BA in Economics from Northeastern University.  Although Chuck loved all sports, he had a strong passion for hockey and baseball which he played in high school and college, and even later with hockey enthusiasts from Shawmut.


After college Chuck served in the army and achieved the rank of Captain during active duty in Panama.  It was a true honor working in a country where his father was born and where his grandfather was an engineer of the Panama Canal.  While there, Chuck was assigned to The Army Corp of Engineers. 


His first employment after the service was at Shawmut Boston in systems and information technology. After a career of almost 20 years in banking he began a job at Computer Aided Decisions working for a very dear friend.  In 2002, he retired to Florida but continued to spend his summers with family on Chebeague Island, ME, where his wifeÕs family has resided summers since the mid 1800Õs.


He leaves behind his wife, Marilyn; daughter, Wendysue and husband Brian Ash of Westwood, MA; grandchildren, Paige (5), Maggie (4) and Dennis Ash(2); daughter, Stacey Butters and husband Sean Coffey of South Boston, MA.


Chuck cherished his family; he was protective, caring, supportive and loving.  To family and friends he will be remembered as a kind, good hearted, thoughtful person who always enjoyed a good laugh.  He will also be remembered as a fighter; someone with an admirable determination and will despite an uphill battle.  He never complained, but rather considered himself blessed for his family, friends and spiritual strength.


A memorial service is planned for Saturday, December 7 at 2:00 PM at the United Methodist Church,

800 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA.


In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Chebeague United Methodist Church, 258 North Road, Chebeague Island, ME  04017 or to the Chebeague Golf Club Endowment  Fund, 15 Sassafras Trail, Care of Fred Martindale, Savana Georgia, 31404


Golf was one of the few activities Chuck was able to participate in throughout his sickness.  It provided him with an opportunity to socialize with loved ones and engage in physical activity.  So many wonderful friends approached him on the course to give a pat on the back or a heartfelt handshake.  Those moments meant so much to him and will be remembered by us all. 


Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Carter Memorial United Methodist Church
800 Highland Avennue, Needham, MA 02494