Salvatore Butera, Woonsocket WWII Vet, Dies at 89

He was also an engineer for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation.

Credit: Army.mil
Credit: Army.mil
The following is from Legacy.com:

BUTERA, SALVATORE J. 89, of Rose Ave., died, Thursday March 6, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center with his family by his side. He was the husband of Rhea R. (Vachon) Butera. Sal and Rhea celebrated their 67th Wedding Anniversary on July 4, 2013.

Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Joseph and Mary (Kendra) Butera. Mr. Butera was a United States Navy veteran serving in WWII. He worked as a Resident Engineer Aide in Construction for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, for 23 years, retiring in 1986.

Mr. Butera was an avid gardener and a devoted Yankee's fan. Besides his wife Rhea, he is survived by his son, Joseph and his wife Pamela Butera, of Woonsocket, R.I., two sisters, Agnes Russillo, of Cranston, R.I., Geraldine Cunningham, of Ashaway, R.I., two granddaughters, Andrea Henault and Donna Butera, and two great-grandchildren, Salvatore and Ava. He was the father of the late Beverly Ann Butera and also the brother of the late Mary Monfette, Vincent Butera and Josephine Martin.

His funeral will be held on Monday, March 9, 2014 at 10 A.M. form the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond Hill Rd., Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 A.M. in Our Lady Queen on Martyrs Church, Park Avenue, Woonsocket. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland, R.I. Calling hours are on Monday from 9-10 A.M. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory to the Visiting Nurse Home Care, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite 515, Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865 would be appreciated.
Russell Archambault March 11, 2014 at 12:28 AM
Mr. SALVATORE rest in peace, and thank you for your service Sir. Im glad that you sir were introduced to me. I personally thank you and hope to meet you some time in the future, again thank you, Russell Archambault
Laurie Sullivan Losardo March 11, 2014 at 07:47 AM
RIP Uncle Sal. Tyler and Rian will miss helping you in the garden and with the bushes. They miss you already. ♡
jack March 11, 2014 at 08:14 AM
A True Hero- take care Sal.


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