Edward Eric Butler ’49

Edward Eric Butler ’49 died April 8, 2013, at home in Brunswick. He was born in Cambridge on August 18, 1922, and graduated from Kimball Union Academy. He served to corporal in the Army during World War II in three theaters of operation before enrolling at Bowdoin. He met his future wife on the steps of his fraternity, Psi Upsilon. He also briefly attended the Citadel and studied industrial psychology at the University of Delaware. He worked at the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company until 1956, then three years for DuPont and seven years at New England Telephone Company. He spent the rest of his career at the First National Bank of Boston, where he became vice president. He is survived by daughters Katherine and Elizabeth, son Edward Eric Butler Jr. ’79, and one grandson. He was predeceased in October 2012 by his wife of sixty-five years, Mary Johnson Butler, and brother James Percival Butler.

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