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Robert E. Butera
Robert E. Butera

January 10, 1938 - December 12, 2018
Born in Orange, New Jersey
Resided in Branchville, New Jersey


Robert E. Butera, 80, of Branchville, died Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at home.

Born in Orange, Robert grew up in Morristown and graduated from Morristown High School. He had lived in Branchville since 1960. A United States Army veteran, Robert proudly served from March 12, 1956, to March 11, 1958. He was
a self-employed commercial artist and graphic designer with Robert Butera & Associates in Branchville for over 50 years before his retirement in 1998. He was an avid reader who enjoyed woodworking, cars and mowing the lawn. Robert was a heart transplant recipient fifteen years ago.

The son of the late Vincent and Florentine (nee Perrault) Butera, Robert was also predeceased by his sister, Jacqueline Deiulio, on May 4, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Gayle; his two children, Dean Butera and wife, Hilary, of Lawrenceville and Mary Ellen “Mel” Daniels and husband, Tony, of Branchville; four grandchildren, Kyle and Sam Butera and Meredith and Lenna Daniels; as well as one brother, Richard Butera of Sparta.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main Street, Branchville, followed by a 4 p.m. memorial service, also at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Clyde F. Barker Transplant House, 3940 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Online condolences may be offered at

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Memorial Visitation
Wood Funeral Home
16 Main Street
Branchville, NJ US 07826
Saturday, December 15, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Memorial Service
Wood Funeral Home
16 Main Street
Branchville, NJ 07826
Saturday, December 15, 2018
4:00 PM

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