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Brian R. Butler

March 20, 1956 ~ September 27, 2022 (age 66) 66 Years Old


Brian R. Butler, age 66, of Cheshire, CT and formerly of Trumbull, CT passed away September 27, 2022, with his two favorite girls by his side. He was born in Bridgeport, CT, son of Robert E. Butler and the late Barbara (Hull) Butler.

Brian was a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Trumbull, CT, class of 1974. He was a musician all his life. He enjoyed all types of music and excelled as a jazz drummer. Brian played in a variety of bands over the years, including wedding, pop, rock and, most recently, with the Brian Butler Jazz Quartet. He always loved a good jam session with his brother, cousins, and childhood friends.

Brian was a security officer at General Electric in Fairfield for 30 years. After retiring from GE, he continued his security career at Long Lots Elementary School in Westport. During his time at both, Brian made many friends and touched countless others with his infectious personality, wit and kindness to everyone he met.

Brian loved life, and enjoyed every day to the fullest, especially when he was able to fish on “The Dory,” sail on Whisper, or watch a New York Yankees or Jets game. He especially loved spending time with his three grandsons, whether it be playing a game of catch, playing soccer, or just making them laugh endlessly. Brian was the brightest light in any room and left an impression on everyone that he met.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of almost 42 years, Joanie Butler; his loving daughter Kelly Henri, her husband Sean and their three sons, Brian, Connor and Owen; his father Robert E. Butler and his wife Josephine; four siblings Barry Butler and his wife Diane, Mary Schneider and her husband Rick, Martha Curran and her husband Steve and Kathy Hynds and her husband Sam; his sister and brother-in-law Susan and Terry Deyo; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may pay their respects on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 3-7 p.m. at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Rd. Trumbull, CT. Friends and family are also invited to attend his funeral services on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 10 a.m. directly at St. Bridget of Sweden Church, 175 Main St., Cheshire, CT. Interment will be private.

Brian’s family would like to thank the entire CTICU team at Yale New Haven Hospital for their incredible expertise, tireless efforts and unmatched kindness while caring for Brian.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the JoeAbate Charitable Foundation at

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October 5, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home
399 White Plains Rd
Trumbull, CT 06611

Funeral Mass
October 6, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Bridget of Sweden
175 Main St.
Cheshire, CT 06410


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