Death of Rev Thomas Butler

Rev. Thomas W. Butler, 69, Senior Priest of the Diocese of Lansing, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hillsdale. He was born August 28, 1948 in Dallas, TX to Patrick Butler II and Calla Garrison. Father Tom was baptized on October 10, 1948 at St. Bernard Church in Dallas, and was ordained on May 15, 1982 at St. Mary Cathedral, Lansing, by Bishop Kenneth Povish.

His funeral was Thursday, May 10 at St Antony of Padua Church, Hillsdale.

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May the soul of Father Tom, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in the peace of Christ.