(Ret.) Boston Police Detective Edward P. Butler

(Ret.) Boston Police Detective Edward P. Butler,  of Dorchester, died peacefully early Saturday morning July 16th, 2011 in his son’s home surrounded by his loving family after a long illness at the age of 88.

Born on February 13, 1923 in Boston, son of the late Edward J. Butler and Delia (Burke) Butler; he was raised in South Boston and moved to the Dorchester section of Boston where he resided for many years. The family summered for over 48 years in Humarock.  

A graduate of South Boston High School with the Class of 1940, Mr. Butler joined the United States Marine Corps after graduation and served during World War II.

Mr. Butler was employed with the City of Boston Police Department. He was appointed to the Boston Police Department in January of 1951, retiring after many years of service to the Boston community as a Detective in 1988.

He was a member of the Boston Police Benevolent Detective Association and the Boston Police Relief Association. 

Family was most important to him and in his spare time he was passionate about playing handball, painting various things and enjoying a fine cigar.  

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Evelyn V. (Vaughan) Butler, his devoted children Edward “Buddy” Butler and his wife Patricia of Hingham, Michael V. Butler (B.P.D) and his wife Joan of Walpole, Stephen M. Butler and his wife Elizabeth of Dorchester, Jeanne Dalton and her husband John of Neponset, and Judith Butler of Dorchester, and his dear sister Ruth McGilvery of South Boston. In addition he is survived by 16 cherished grandchildren and many nieces & nephews.

Beloved father of the late Paul Francis Butler and Marianne T. Butler, brother of the late Marguerite Torndorf and Gertrude Stack.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Gregory’s Church, Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Relatives & Friends are respectfully invited. Visiting Hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Monday from 4 – 8 p.m. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.