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Mary Bridget Curran Butts
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Birth: Jul. 19, 1927
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jul. 6, 2009
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Married James J. Butts June 10, 1950, Sacred Heart Church, Quincy, MA

Mary Bridget Butts ROCKLAND Mary Bridget (Curran) Butts, age 81 of Rockland, formerly of North Quincy for 79 years, beloved wife of James J. Butts for 59 years. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was the loving daughter of the late Joseph and Ellen (Hallahan) Curran of Scituate and Bunmahon, County Waterford, Ireland; and the loving sister of Joseph Curran and his wife Joan of North Weymouth. Her greatest joy was her family. She is the proud mother of: Lt. Michael Butts, Quincy Fire Department, and his wife Trisha, of North Weymouth; James Butts of Port Norfolk; Marianne Hemphill and her husband Paul, of Marshfield; Captain Joseph Butts, Manchester, NH Fire Department, of Allenstown, NH; John Butts and his wife Cindy of Baldwinville; and Eileen Adler and her husband Philip of South Natick. She celebrated her grandchildren's accomplishments by traveling to many art shows, sporting events, grandparents' day, graduations and ceremonies. She was the wonderful grandmother of: Christopher Butts and his wife Jennifer of North Weymouth; Stacey Butts of North Weymouth; Abigail Smith and her husband Stefan of Concord, NH; Lindsay Hemphill of Key Colony Beach, FL; Kristen Hemphill of Marshfield; Shaylyn and Tara Butts of Allenstown, NH; John and Mark Butts of Baldwinville; PFC Jessica Butts of Baldwinville, currently stationed in Iraq; and Evan Adler of South Natick. She was the proud great-grandmother of: Jonathan Osgood, and Kyle and Keely Smith. She is also survived by her dear friend of 79 years, Jean Moynihan of Quincy. She was a dedicated full time mother to her children and those children who found their way to her doorstep. She always had an extra place set at the dinner table should anybody drop by. She was well known for her apple pies, lasagna and turkey stuffing. She always had a house-full of kids and held homemade pizza parties on Friday nights at 11:30 for her children and their friends as a way to get them all home early. She was a gracious woman who always found the best in people. She was a Den Mother for Cub Scouts and Webelos Pack 28 for many years and taught CCD at Sacred Heart Church. Mary travelled with her family and friends quite extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Ireland. She was especially fond of Newfoundland Canada and proud of her Irish heritage; she held her Irish citizenship and found many missing family links in her extensive genealogy research. She could often be found in the dusty stacks of the library or far corners of a cemetery conducting her extensive research. She was a graduate of NQHS class of 1945, an original member of the Koch Club, and an active member of the Quincy and Scituate Historical Societies. Select pieces of her historical research have been published. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Life Celebration Service in Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY, Saturday at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, N. Quincy at 10:00 a.m. Visiting hours Friday, 4- 8 p.m. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy. Donations in memory of Mary Bridget may be made to Norwell Visiting Nurses and Hospice Assoc., 91 Longwater Circle, Norwell, MA 02061 or Servants' of Christ Ministry, 87 Maple Street #A, Scituate, MA 02066. Call 1-800-Keohane or see for directions and online condolences.

Published in The Patriot Ledger from 7/8/2009 - 7/9/2009
Family links: 
  Joseph Francis Curran (1895 - 1972)
  Ellen Mary Hallihan Curran (1897 - 1988)
  James Joseph Butts (1927 - 2016)*
  Mary Bridget Curran Butts (1927 - 2009)
  Joseph John Curran (1931 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
Pine Hill Cemetery
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Maintained by: Trisha
Originally Created by: Carol Bestick
Record added: Jul 09, 2009
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Mary Bridget <i>Curran</i> Butts
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Mary Bridget <i>Curran</i> Butts
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Ma you are missed.Love,
- Michael & Trisha
 Added: Jan. 2, 2013

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