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Jacqueline D. Butler

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Jacqueline D.
Butler, 88
CAPE ELIZABETH -- Jacqueline E. Butler, 88, passed away on Friday, July 4, 2014, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.
She was born on April 12, 1926, in Natick, Mass., the daughter of Ira and Ida (Severson) Dean.
Jackie grew up in Wellesley, Mass., and graduated from High School in 1943 and then from Mary Brooks Junior College in 1945 as a Medical Technician. She went to work in Boston City Hospital, Haynes Contagious Hospital, and then the Eastern Maine General Hospital in Bangor.
She married Melvin M. Butler in 1947 and lived in Lexington, Mass., where they raised their daughter, Cameron, and son, Randall, until they moved to Longmeadow, Mass., in 1958. They moved again to Portland in 1959. She swung a mean hammer, helping build their cottage at Cundy's Harbor, and enjoyed swimming, snorkeling, sailing, playing bridge and square dancing. She loved animals, wild or domestic-particularly her cats. Her favorite activities, however, were in her kitchen, where she loved to make jam, bread, desserts and experiment. When the kids were in high school, she decided to go back to work for Dr. Philip Thompson for 16 years. This allowed them their love of travel to the Caribbean, Scandinavia, (she was very proud of her grandparents who came from Norway), England, Hawaii, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.
A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m., Tuesday, July 8 at the First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Rd., South Portland. Arrangements are under the guidance of Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland. Condolences may be expressed online at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers,
a memorial donation to:
Cundy's Harbor Volunteer
Fire and Rescue
Taylor Road
Harpswell, Maine, 04079
would be greatly appreciated.
Jacqueline E. Butler

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on July 6, 2014
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