Robert Butterfield

December 11, 1949 ~ October 17, 2018 (age 68)

Robert Butterfield, 68, of East Hampton passed midday Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Hartford Hospital.  Robert was born on December 11, 1949, son of late Robert Butterfield, Jr., and late Lorraine Butterfield. Husband to Marie (Blazensky) Butterfield, father to John W. Hutson, Shelley M. Bodamer, and Kerry Bodamer, grandfather to Shannon and Sean Bodamer, great grandfather to Skyler and Hayley Bodamer. He was an uncle to many nieces and nephews and a beloved cousin to many. He served our country through the United States Navy on the 847 Robert L. Wilson Destroyer from 1968 to 1971 during the Vietnam War. He after leaving the service worked as a diesel mechanic for 20 years at Airport Truck, Schuster Truck, co-establishing his own business, B&B Motors for a short time before working for Electric Boat. He then went on to again open his own shop, Bob’s Sandbox until reaching his retirement. Prior, as a young adult he passed the time with playing football during his high school years as well as track and field.  Robert was generally a charismatic person who had a great sense of humor and took joy in making other people laugh. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in East Hartford who enjoyed helping orchestrate Bingo and would travel with the Emblem Club of East Hartford. He loved the open road on his Harley Davidson and 55’ Chevy Bel Air.  He will be missed greatly. Services will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018. A gathering to pay respects will be held at Spencer Funeral Home, 112 Main Street, East Hampton, CT 06424 at 11:30AM. Then a military burial will follow at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Middletown, CT. A reception is to follow at the Elks Lodge, 44 Maynard St, Middletown, CT 06457.

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