Marguerite Mary (Scalise) Butera died January 2, 2022 at her Glastonbury home beside her husband and children.
Marguerite was born in 1935 to the late James and Adeline (Marinelli) Scalise. She attended St. Mary’s Parochial School and Mary Immaculate Academy in New Britain, from which she graduated in 1952. In 1954 Marguerite married her high school sweetheart, Carmelo Joseph (Joe) Butera. The couple moved to Glastonbury in 1964 where they raised five children.
Marguerite was a deeply cherished wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, Joe Butera; five children Mary Anne (Peter) Pescosolido, Theresa Blake, Joseph (Lisa) Butera, Michael (Malorie) Butera, and Tom (Becky) Butera; nine grandchildren Elizabeth (Andrew) Schwert, Marissa Blake (Kyle Faugno), Amanda Butera, Jake (Kacey) Butera, Aurora Butera, Sam Butera, Luke Butera, Carmelo Joseph (CJ) Butera II and Rose Butera; step-granddaughters Laura Pescosolido, Stacey Gonzalez, Kate Beckett, Ellen Rock and Karen McGuinness; brothers-in-law John Churchill and Matthew Butera; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Pasquale Scalise, sisters Lucille S. Higgins and Faith Churchill, son-in-law James Blake, and sister-in-law Angie Butera.
Marguerite was retired from Visiting Nurse Association in Glastonbury, where she was an HR specialist. She was a devout Catholic and parishioner of St. Paul Church in Glastonbury, where she taught First Holy Communion classes for many years. Marguerite was a gifted cook who worked diligently to preserve family recipes and traditions for future generations. She was a patient, gracious and kind woman throughout her life.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in SS. Isidore and Maria Parish at St. Paul Church, 2577 Main St., Glastonbury on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Glastonbury. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hartford HealthCare at Home – Hospice Care, 1290 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.