Clarence Button Obituary

June 29, 2011

in News,Obituaries

SOUTH ROYALTON – A memorial service for Clarence Josiah Button, 91, who died June 1, 2011 at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph will be held Sunday, July 24 at 2:30 p.m. at The United Church of South Royalton. Reverends Ken White and Sam Newton presiding. Burial will follow in Branch View Cemetery in South Royalton.
He was born Oct. 31, 1919 in Chelsea, the son of Amasa P. and Grace (Bowin) Button.
He attended school in Chelsea and later the Vermont School of Agriculture in Randolph Center.
On July 6, 1942, he married Marion Wood of South Royalton. They lived all their married life in South Royalton.
He was a R.F.D. Mail Carrier in South Royalton for over 35 years until his retirement in 1984. Previously he sold tractors for Ferguson-Sherman and was a DHIA milk tester.
He was a member of the United Church of South Royalton, Rising Sun Lodge 7 F. & A.M. in South Royalton of which he was a Past Master, the York Rite Bodies, the Mt. Sinai Shrine in Montpelier and Rising Sun Chapter 12 O.E.S. now Forest-Unity Chapter 82 in Sharon. He served his Chapter as Worthy Patron 26 times; Joe was elected Worthy Grand Patron, Order of the Eastern Star, State of Vermont in 1975, and served with Donna Norton during the 1976 “Snowflake” Session. He serviced during the 1991-1994 triennium as a General Grand Chapter Committee Member on the Registration Committee. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, fishing things, gardening, camping trips, traveling and keeping an eye on his grandson, David.
He is survived by his wife, Marion I. Button of South Royalton; a son, Bruce Button and Katherine Ash of Concord, Mass; a grandson, David Button of Boston, Mass.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Arthur Button and Glen Button; and three sisters, Edna Moulton, Claudia O’Donnell and Ethel Hazen.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Vermont Eastern Star Home, Inc., c/o Deborah Litchfield, P.G.M., PO Box 1113, West Townshend, 05359.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea.
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