Lucille E. (Gill) Butler, 99, Worked at Cambridge Electric

lucille_butlerLucille E. (Gill) Butler, 99, wife of the late William A. Butler, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Sept, 7, at Hannah Duston Healthcare.

Born in Bristol, Vt., she was the daughter of the late Raymond G. and Mabel (Cousineau) Gill. Raised in Vermont she was educated in Brighton and was a graduate of Brighton High School, class of 1935. She met her husband, William while she was working in Schrafts in Harvard Square. They were married in April of 1941. They raised their family in Cambridge. Butler attended Dale Carnegie Institute and upon graduation she was employed at Cambridge Electric for many years. She worked in many capacities at Cambridge Electric, including sales, workshops and training of fellow employees. Butler played baseball as a young girl in Vermont, often chosen first for a team for her homerun hitting. As a mother, she would bring cupcakes and hoodsie cups to her birthday child’s classroom. While living in Sarasota, Fla., she was a devoted member of the Senior Friendship Center and participated in their political round table. She loved dancing and attended many dances at the senior center. She loved cooking and she was known for her wonderful pies.

She is survived by her daughters, Joan A. Graham and her husband Joseph of Wells, Maine, and Sarasota, Fla, Carole A. Phillips and Donald Doucette of Haverhill and Barbara E. Dorsey and her husband Walter of Wolfboro, N.H.; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband William A. Butler, her son James G. Butler and her great granddaughter Kasey E. Bryan.

Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours Sunday, Sept. 11 from 2 to 5 p.m., with a funeral service to take place at 4:30 p.m., at Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA 02445.