Milford Earl Butterfield, 94, a longtime resident of Claremont, NH, died Wednesday December 23, 2020, at the Sullivan County Nursing Home.
Milford was born February 1, 1926, in Claremont, the son of Claude and Elva Butterfield of Ascutney, VT. He was a graduate of Windsor High School. Milford was a World War II Veteran serving in the United States Marine Corp. He enlisted in the Marines on February 1, 1943 and was honorably discharged in February 1946. His Tour of Duty included the battles of Siapan, Tinion, Okinowa, and Nakasaki.
He worked at Goodyear for 14 and half years and retired from the Claremont School District after 25 years of service in 1988.
Milford enjoyed his retirement at his home keeping up with the daily chores of owning a home.
He was predeceased by his wife, Leatrice May (Simms) Butterfield on September 29, 2016, whom he married June 5, 1946.
His family includes his two daughters, Lois Dube and Jean Gagne; two sons, James Butterfield and Dale Butterfield; six granddaughters, Amy Dube, Jennifer Finch, Nicole Butterfield, Jessica Cloutier, Lynn Butterfield, and Cathy Peabody; two grandsons Michael Dube and Corey Butterfield; eleven great grandchildren, Katelynn, Cierra, Jordan, Madylin, Emmakate, Braxton, Caleb, Haleigh, Cohen, John and Hunter; one great great granddaughter born February 1, 2019, Amelia.
Dad was a loving grandfather, dad, and husband of 70 years.
Your family will miss your sweet smile and the laughter you always displayed. Our love for you is never ending.
Walk-through visiting hours will be held at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street, Claremont, NH on Sunday, January 3rd from 2 PM to 4 PM.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, January 4th at 11 AM at the West Claremont Burial Grounds on Old Church Road with military honors.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the funeral home and Butterfield family ask all attending the visitation and graveside to abide with all regulations and please wear a mask and use social distancing.
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