Butler, Thomas A.

Butler, Thomas A.

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Thomas A. Butler was born on 11-11-1933 and lived at 61 Purchase Street. He was a Rye High School graduate, class of 1951. During the Korean War, Thomas proudly served his country..
Date of Birth: 11-Nov-33
Street Address: 61 Purchase Street
Branch of Service: Branch of Service Unknown

Veteran Code: KOR-25

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Thomas Andrew Butler

Thomas A. Butler was born on 11-11-1933 and lived at 61 Purchase Street. Tom was the son of Irish immigrants, Michael and Mary, who raised him and his 4 brothers and 1 sister in Rye, NY. As children blessed with an entrepreneurial spirit, each found great successes over their lifetimes. Tom graduated Stepinac High School, Class of 1950

During the Korean War, Thomas proudly served his country. He served as an embassy guard and drill instructor in the U.S. Marine Corps and maintained his dedication through his work with the Marine Embassy Guard Association.

After his service he graduated Fordham University, Class of 1959; and Fordham Law School, Class of 1962. Tom was the founding partner of Butler, Fitzgerald & Potter Law Firm. His accomplishments included serving as a Rye City Councilman, Marine Embassy Guard Association legal advisor and one of the founding members, and recipient of M.E.G.A.’s “President’s Award.”

He was the devoted husband and father of seven children, 6 sons and 1 daughter. He met the love of his life, Barbara, 35 years ago, and they filled each day with laughter and joy. Tom was a passionate attorney, who relished the intricacies of the law and advocated zealously for his clients. He was always one to quietly and respectfully help others in need. He was happiest when surrounded by his wife and children in heated debates while eating a good Italian meal.

He loved traveling the world with his “luvs” and finding a good spot to nap and enjoy the view. He was a proud grandfather and great-grandfather, who always lent a word of sound advice.

Thomas Andrew Butler of St. Petersburg, FL, formerly of Rye, NY passed away on February 9, 2023.

He was survived by his wife Barbara Butler, and children: Michael E. Butler; Christopher (Petey) Butler; David P. Butler (George B. Lutsch); Timothy F. Butler (Robert G. Becker); Thomas A. (Katie) Butler, Jr.; Deirdre (Matt) Ostrowski and Alexander Butler; nine grandchildren: Brendyn, Ryan, Liam, Olivia, Griffen, Callie, Fiona, Thomas III and Emily; two great grandchildren: Gianna and Logan; and siblings: Jack and Kevin. His siblings, Marty, Timothy and Margaret pre-deceased him.

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