Leatrice May Butterfield of Claremont, NH, passed away on September 29, 2016, at the Sullivan County Healthcare in Unity, NH.
She was born in Wolfeboro, NH on April 17, 1926 the daughter of Clifton Simms Sr. and Elsie (Banfill) Simms.
Leatrice was a loving mother and friend that stayed home to raise her children. She also did in home day care for many years. She was the mother that everyone had wanted for themselves. She had an infectious smile and enjoyed knitting, needle point, crafts, helping with church suppers and working in her gardens. She loved spending time with her family.
She had a huge heart and will be greatly missed.
Her family includes her husband, Milford Earl Butterfield whom she married on June 5, 1946; their four children, Lois Dube and her husband, James of Claremont, Jean Gagne and her husband, Douglas of Claremont, James Butterfield and his wife, Theresa of Rochester and Dale Butterfield and his wife, Robin of Claremont; eight grandchildren, Mike Dube, Amy Dube, Jennifer Gagne Finch, Jessica Gagne Cloutier, Lynn Butterfield, Cathy Butterfield Peabody, Corey Butterfield and Nicole Butterfield Bravo; eleven great-grandchildren, Jordan and Madylin Dube, Emma Kate, Braxton and John Finch, Caleb and Hunter Peabody, Katelynn, Cierra, Haleigh and Cohen Butterfield; three sisters, Ruth and Loretta both of California and Jane of Florida.
She was predeceased by her parents and siblings, Bob, Tink, Alice, Dolly, Clifton Jr., and infant sisters, Lois and Jean.
Visiting hours will be held at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont on Tuesday evening, October 4th from 6 to 8 PM.
Funeral service will be held at the Union Episcopal Church in Claremont Wednesday, October 5th at 11 AM with Janet Lombardo officiating. Burial will be held in West Claremont Burying Ground.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Sullivan County Healthcare, Friends of Activities, 5 Nursing Home Drive Unity, NH 03743.
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