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Shirley Ann Butler
December 07, 2019


Shirley Ann (Kinosky) Butler, age 88, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away at the Elmhurst Healthcare Center in Melrose on December 7, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Butler.

Born in Woburn, Shirley was the daughter of the late Edward and Dorothy E. (Boutwell) Kinosky. She was raised in Woburn, and attended St. Charles School and graduated from Woburn High School with the class of 1948. She and her late husband also made their home and raised their family in Woburn.

Mrs. Butler was employed for many years as a secretary at the Raytheon Company. She was also a longtime school crossing guard in Winchester (by Winchester Hospital). Shirley was remembered by her children as an outgoing “people-person” who loved talking to friends, on the phone or in person. As a crossing guard, she made friends with many of the parents, and even talked to their dogs!

In her spare time, Shirley enjoyed ballroom dancing, music, and especially loved attending the outdoor concerts at Library Field or going to the Stoneham theater. She was also a volunteer at the local polls for many years.

Mrs. Butler leaves behind her children: Thomas P. Butler and wife Karen of Sandwich, and Ellen M. Harding and husband Gary of Woburn. She was the dear sister of Beverly Sweet and late husband Harold, and the late Eileen Gallagher and her surviving husband Eric Gallagher, the devoted grandmother of Marissa, Heather and the late Kerri-Ann, and great-grandmother of Brayden. She is further survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather at the Costello Funeral Home, 177 Washington St., Winchester, on Thurs., Dec. 12 from 9-10AM, followed by a Funeral Service in the funeral home at 10AM. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester/Woburn line.

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Costello Funeral Home
177 Washington Street
Winchester, MA 01890