Anthony J. Butts
Anthony J. Butts 78, of Cranston passed away unexpectedly on January 2, 2014 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the loving husband of Maria Corsini-Butts. Anthony was born in Providence on October 7, 1935 the son of the late Everett and Viola (Ursillo) Butts. He was a long-time resident of Cranston, who thoroughly enjoyed the 25 years and various positions with the City of Cranston. He retired as a Deputy Sheriff from the State of Rhode Island. He is survived by his children Anthony Butts Jr. and John Russo, as well as Alfred, Alexander, Anna Calvino, his grandchildren Rebecca Hobbs, Gabriella, Sarah, Nicholas, Joseph Calvino, Gabriel Correia and great-granddaughter Lily Ann Hobbs. He was the brother of the late Francis E. Butts. His greatest pleasures in life were spending time with his grandchildren and taking daytrips with his lovely wife. Anthony enjoyed the simple things in life such as macaroni and football on Sundays and reading a new book. He had a good heart and could always put a smile on everyone’s face. He will be dearly missed and remain forever in our hearts. Respects may be paid in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston on Wednesday beginning at at 8:00am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Cranston at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the American Heart Association.
Guido Aidjian & Lisa Aidjian Rouleau - 01/06/2014
We are greatly sadden to hear about the passing of Anthony. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. We will keep you all in our prayers. May he rest in peace. All our love.
Pat Garganese - 01/06/2014
Maria. My sincere condolences to you and your family. My prayers are with you.
Mike Viveiros - 01/06/2014
My deepest condolences to the Butt's family. An absolute pleasure to work with. Always a smile on his face and nothing bad to say. An inspiration to those around him and a great contribution to the Sheriff's Department, he will be sadly missed by all.
Sadie Morissette - 01/06/2014
May the Love of our Lord be with you at this time of loss. Having worked with Tony for several years at District Court in Providence, I realized what a wonderful, kind and caring man he was. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.2
Marilyn S. Scrivani - 01/06/2014
I so deeply sorry to hear of your husband's passing.
My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this very difficult time.
May He Rest In Peace.
Love, Marilyn Scrivani
Kim Sande - 01/06/2014
Maria - my heart goes out to you and your family. You all have my deepest sympathy and condolences. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to comfort you my friend.
Carrie Resendes - 01/06/2014
Marie, My deeply sympathy go out to you and your family. Please let me know if there anything we can do for you. love Carrie Resendes and family
Valerie Wigginton - 01/06/2014
Maria, I am so sorry to hear about Anthony. I have so many great memories of the times we were all together. I wanted to be with you on Wednesday, but I will be in surgery. My prayers are with you and the family. May God bring you comfort. I love you all.
John O'Leary - 01/06/2014
Marie & family:
My condolences on the passing of Tony. I am so sorry for your loss and regret that I am out of town on Wednesday and cannot express my sympathy in person. Tony was a special person and I will long remember him and his great spirit. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Alfred and Maria DiBiase - 01/06/2014
Maria, We are so sorry to hear about Anthony. You said it right; he always could put a smile on your face. He will be missed.
Donna J. Avella - 01/06/2014
Maria and family:
I worked with Tony for many years at 6th Division. I just saw him @Lemongrass on New Year's Eve. Gave me a big hug. So sad to hear this news. Tony always brought a smile to your face.
Audrey Ricci Amadio - 01/06/2014
Maria, I am so very sorry for the loss of a truly wonderful and beautiful man. You were the love of his life and he was blessed to find you. Thank you for allowing me to share in your life with the kids and Anthony. I shall truly miss him, but will be reminded of him whenever I have Gabe. May God bless you all and be with you in your time of grief. All my love.
Michelle Vitale - 01/06/2014
Dear Maria, Anna, and family,
We were so saddened to hear of Tony's passing. He truly was one of the most loving, caring, wonderful people on this Earth. Davis Ave will not be the same without him.
Our hearts are broken.
Sending all of our love and thoughts of peace to you at this sorrowful time.
We love you very much,
The Vitale Family
Karen (Ricci) Keith - 01/06/2014
Dearest Maria, Tony will be missed by so many that knew him.I remember when you met him.
He always had a quick joke and many smiles from
those who shared his friendship.I regret not visiting .You are all in my prayers and heart.
Maria Caliri - 01/06/2014
John and Maria & family,
Anthony brought joy to my family with his warm heart and loving smile. I will always keep his memory close to my heart. You are in my prayers. All my love, cousin Maria.
George Resnick - 01/06/2014
My heartfelt condolences to Anthony's family and friends. He was a great warm and caring gentleman. I met "Buttsie" when he was Jim DiPrete's City Sergeant. I was a young Republican who enjoyed his company, his humor and his easy going personality. He gave me a courtesy license plate that I had on my car until I moved out of state last year. May he rest in peace.
Karen Bachus - 01/07/2014
Dear Maria--I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. My deepest condolences to you and your family. My prayers are with you all during this very sad time. May he rest in peace.
JOHN F. MCDONOUGH - 01/07/2014
DEAR MRS. BUTTS AND FAMILY: I AM VERY SORRY TO READ OF THE DEATH OF ANTHONY. HE AND I ATTENDED ST. MARY'S BROADWAY PARISH GRAMMAR SCHOOL IN PROVIDENCE, GRADUATING IN 1950. HE WAS A LOT OF FUN AND I KNOW HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL HIS FAMILY AS WELL AS HIS FRIENDS. PLEASE ACCEPT MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES. JOHN F. MCDONOUGH
Donna and Dick Manson - 01/07/2014
Dear MarieElayna and Family,
We're so sorry to hear of Anthony's passing. He was a wonderful man, always with a smile and a friendly word. We'll miss seeing him around the neighborhood. He made the world a better place.
Michael Monti - 01/08/2014
To Maria and family, My sincerest condolences. Tony was always a joy to be around and always brought smiles to the faces of all he was with. He will be missed and always in my thoughts.
Ron and Liz Fournier - 01/08/2014
Dear Maria and family;
So sad to hear of Tony's passing. He was a terrific guy in all ways and it was always a pleasure being around him.
I'm sure he'll be happy and at peace in his reward !
Clare Hayes - 01/08/2014
My heart goes out to you in your sad loss. I was unable to accompany Steve to the funeral this morning, but my thoughts are with you and I pray that God will bless you and your family with his loving consolation.
Friends from Shaws at Chapel View - 01/08/2014
So sorry to hear of Anthony's passing. We will all miss his smile and friendly words to us.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all .We will miss him very much. Rest in peace, Anthony.
The Malaga, Joe Susan Jaclyn & Danielle - 01/08/2014
Maria and John, I am so sorry for your loss,he was a wonderful man, we will remember him always
Catherine Ricci Campanile - 01/08/2014
My Dearest Maria, and Family; I cannot express how sorrowfull I feel , Lets face it, They just Dont make men like Anthony anymore!! Anyone who knew him could tell you that. He was a "real" gentlemen, a kind soul, who Loved his wife and cherished his family and friends. Its sad we have lost such a great man! Im glad that I got to know him and know someday I will see that big smile again! God Please Take care of my friend in heaven and his Family that miss him. Amen xo
WILLIAM A. McElroy - 01/12/2014
I WORKED WITH ANYTHING.AS A
DEPUTY SHERIFF. WE STARTED THE SAME DAY AND REMAINED FRIENDS..I.DELIVERED HIS FOP.GIFTS EVERY YEAR EXCEPT THIS YEAR DUE TO ILLNESS. HE WILL BE MISSED .
Joanne Eddy - 01/15/2014
Dear Maria, I just heard about the passing of your husband. You have my deepest sympathy and will be in my prayers. Joanne Eddy
John A. Joseph - 01/16/2014
Maria, I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time.
God Bless you and your family,
JOHN - 05/15/2014
It's coming on to 5 months you have been gone , but the pain and sorrow are still as strong as if it were yesterday. I know you would want me to be strong and think of all the great times we had together and know that one day we will see each other again. I hope you are ok where you are!
I hope you know after all the four of us went through in our family, that I NEVER stopped caring for and loving you. I want you to give my love to mother and tell her I miss and love her as much as i do you. Thank you for all the laughs at our crazy family's expense. Some of the stories you told me and the relatives I met were almost too bizarre to ever believe., but then i met the ppl behind the stories.. You weren't kiddin!!! LOL.. Oh and tell all my relatives that I didn't get to know well, that I am looking forward to chatting with them the day I come home. Well, I'm gonna end it here and say ttyl, and NEVER goodbye. LOVE YOU madly
your baby, JOHN