Peabody — George C. Butts, 52, passed away on September 17, 2012, at Beverly Hospital. George met life’s challenges with a youthful spirit and positive outlook.
Born in Salem on April 22, 1960, he was the son of the late George and Dorothy (Deasy) Butts and stepson of the late Beverly (Glenn) Butts. George was raised and educated in Peabody and graduated from Peabody High School. He attended North Shore Community College for Computer Science, where he received his associates degree. George was employed as a clerk at the Peabody Police Department. He enjoyed working there for 17 years. He loved sports and was an avid Patriots fan.
George is survived by his siblings, John Butts and his wife Anne Marie of Florida, Linda Buivid of Lynn, Bob Buivid and his wife Deborah of New Hampshire and Tami Swindell and her husband Kevin of Danvers; a niece and four nephews, Bobby and Phillip Buivid, Demetrius Cockhren, Scott Stiver and Kristie Swindell. He was predeceased by his brother Thomas Butts and sister Dianne Stiver.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, at St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, 24 Conant St., Danvers. Burial will follow in Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. Visiting hours are Wed. from 5-8 p.m. at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in George’s name to the Muscular Dystrophy Assoc.,50 Federal St., Boston, MA 02110. www.LyonsFuneral.com