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Mrs H. Lillian Butkevich

January 14, 1926 ~ September 3, 2017 (age 91)

Thomaston – Mrs. H. Lillian (Gustafson) Butkevich, 91, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 3, at Litchfield Woods in Torrington. She was the wife of Peter Butkevich.

Lillian was born January 14, 1926, in Thomaston, daughter of the late Oscar and Hilda (Nelson) Gustafson. Lillian was a lifelong resident of Thomaston. She was also a lifelong and active member of the Covenant Church. She always enjoyed celebrating her Swedish heritage. She lovingly and graciously served her family and community as a homemaker, babysitter, and caregiver.

In addition to her husband Peter, of 65 years, she is survived by, two sons, John P. Butkevich and his wife Mary of Thomaston and Richard A. Butkevich and his wife Paula of Pomfret; three daughters, Margrit E. Fusco and her husband Joseph of Easley, SC, Karen J. Johnson and her husband Joseph of Plymouth and Karol J. Nicoletti and her husband Rick of Burlington; one sister, Margaret Carlson of Cromwell; seventeen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Susan A. Butkevich, her sister, Ebba Gill and her brother, Roland Gustafson.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September, 9, at 11:00 A.M. at the Covenant Church, 64 Grove St. Burial will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. For more information or to send notes of sympathy and comfort to Lillian’s family please visit her tribute page at

Memorial contributions may be made in Lillian’s name to the Covenant Church of Thomaston for Women’s Ministries 64 Grove St. Thomaston, CT 06787.

 Service Information

Funeral Service
September 9, 2017

11:00 AM
The Covenant Church of Thomaston
64 Grove Street
Thomaston, CT 06787

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