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Memorial service: Frank Lee ‘Butch’ Sherwood

SALISBURY — Frank Lee “Butch” Sherwood, 75, a lifelong Salisbury resident, died peacefully on Dec. 16, 2019, at Sharon Hospital surrounded by his caring family. Butch worked as a maintenance supervisor for Lime Rock Park for more than 40 years prior to his retirement. 

Born March 5, 1944, in Sharon, he was the son of the late Grace (Webb) and C. Stanley Sherwood. 

He was a graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School and served his country in the United States Air Force from 1965 until his honorable discharge as an Airman First Class (Sergeant) in 1969. He served in Vietnam in 1968. 

He was a life member of the Canaan VFW and was an avid skier and ski jumper. He loved to hunt and fish in his spare time and enjoyed spending time with his loving family and friends, who will miss him dearly.

Butch is survived by his son, Jacob Sherwood of Torrington; his nieces and nephews, Merrilee Sherwood Alexander and Kim Louise Sherwood of Salisbury, Holly Elliott of Georgia, Chris Sherwood of Portland, Ore., Mike Sherwood of Salem, Ore., Howard Paine of Salisbury and Tom Paine of Taconic, Conn.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, George Sherwood, Elisabeth “Betty” Warland, Lois Paine, Charles “Stubby” Sherwood, Roy Sherwood, William “Billy” Sherwood and Grace “Ginger” Semar; and his nephews, Robert Paine, Jack, Jimmy and Jerry Semar and Chet Warland.

At Butch’s request a “Party” will be held at the Chalet Building in the infield at Lime Rock Park, 60 White Hollow Road, on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. Burial took place privately at Salisbury Cemetery on Aug. 20, 2020. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 582, Salisbury, CT 06068. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home in Millerton. 

To send an online condolence, plant a tree in Butch’s honor or send a floral tribute to Lime Rock Park, please visit www.conklinfuneralhome.com.

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