Published by MetroWest Each day Information on Jul. 12, 2021.
Marie L. Butera, handed away peacefully, on Sunday, July 4, 2021, subsequent a extended and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s ailment. Even though this condition slowly stole a life time of cherished recollections, she has now gained them all back as she moves on to her everlasting house. “Successful tournaments and game titles is amazing but, what its all about, seriously, is seeing the kids develop through faculty and athletics and reside a great everyday living.” This statement, made by Marie in an interview with her then, 11 12 months previous excellent nephew, described her mission as a dedicated teacher and mentor for quite a few a long time to occur. Although a lot of would go on to further more achievement in the athletic realm, she hoped that her instruction and the experience she delivered impacted all she satisfied in a meaningful way. Her passionate classes on the fundamentals, physical fitness, advancement, teamwork, sportsmanship and “profitable angle” go on to resonate amongst all those she has touched. In this way, her lots of beloved scholar-athletes, mates, and family associates will assure that the “successful” hardly ever ends. A graduate of Boston College, Marie was a committed actual physical education teacher and mentor at Weston Higher University for 38 decades. In excess of her tenure, she coached a lot of sports activities, but was most revered for acquiring and major the very aggressive discipline hockey (402-54) and lacrosse plans (237-70). Accumulating an extraordinary record of honors and accolades in excess of the several years, Marie ongoing to generate recognition as a competitive beginner golfer even immediately after her retirement. Marie was a passionate, decorated sportswoman and mentor who courageously solid her have path by means of a time when women did not have the same prospects they have nowadays. She was a pioneer, a intense competitor, and a deeply faithful pal. And in her very own humble, classy way, by the people today she has touched, she was an inspiration…not only to split boundaries, work hard, get outside the house, and exercising…but to be a variety soul and live a “superior daily life”. Marie was predeceased by her beloved parents, her pricey brother and sister, Santo Butera and Celia “Ceci” O’Toole, her brother-in-regulation, Guerino Lucente, her excellent niece, Cici Vachon, and many dear buddies, especially Eleanor “Ellie” Cosgrove, and her lengthy-time spouse Ed Connolly. Marie is survived by her sisters Sally Butera Lucente and Mary Butera her brother-in-regulation, Patrick O’Toole and her nieces and nephews, John and Caryn (O’Toole) Vachon of Medfield, P.J. and Amy O’Toole of Millis, Robert and Nadia O’Toole of Newton, John and Cathy Butera of Norfolk, Diane Nozawa of Brighton, Joan LaVoie of Walpole, Paul and Diane Butera of Newton, Rick and Donna Lucente of Norfolk and Wayne (Marlow) and Laura Lucente of Framingham. She is also survived by her seventeen terrific nieces and nephews, lots of of whom participate in lacrosse and other athletics, carrying on her appreciate and legacy. On Thursday, July 15, 2021, a going to hour will be held in the Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Residence, 1803 Centre St., West Roxbury. Adopted by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Theresa-Avila Church, 2078 Centre St., West Roxbury, at 10 A.M. Interment will adhere to in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, donations may be built to the Marie Butera – Empowering Gals by means of Athletics – Scholarship Fund by means of GoFundMe at: https://gofund.me/8ea823c9. This fund will be employed to set up an yearly scholarship award for a deserving university student-athlete at Weston Significant University. For directions, guestbook, and to check out entire obituary, be sure to stop by www.lawlerfuneralhome.com.