Michael Angelo Butera
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Michael Angelo Butera
  • December 15, 1933 - May 28, 2017
  • Phoenix, Arizona

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Michael Angelo Butera, passed away on May 28, 2017. Born in Kenosha, WI, December 15, 1933, married his college sweetheart Ruth Guenther in 1956. Michael served in the army, became a high school math teacher in Racine, WI and later returned to school at U of WI in Madison to become a pharmacist, working at Thrifty Drug Pharmacy for 30 years. Michael is survived by his loving wife Ruth of 61 years, four children; Michael, Elizabeth, Scott, Connie; Elizabeth's husband, Michael's son-in-law Mark Maggio, and grandchildren; Daniel, Andrew, Brigette, Jacquilynn Maggio; Scott's Wife, Michael's daughter-in-law Margie Butera, and grandchildren; Jordan, Dylan and Keane Butera; and Michael's younger brother Robert Butera of Kenosha, WI. Michael lived in Phoenix for 51 years, enjoyed swimming in the summer and being Ruth's arm candy at the Classic T-Bird Club's meetings and parties. A rosary will be held on June 12th at 6:00 pm at A.L. Moore Grimshaw Mortuary at 710 W. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix, 85013 and Funeral Mass is Tuesday, June 13 at 11:00 AM, with Reception to follow.
Both mass and reception will be held at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church at 3801 E. Greenway Rd., Phoenix, 85032