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Raymond Ivan Butler

WASSAIC — Raymond Ivan Butler, 64, a lifelong area resident, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 31, 2020. 

Ray worked as a custodian at Millbrook Central School District for the past 23 years; prior to that he worked for the Taconic DDSO in Wassaic  for 15 years. 

Born Sept. 5, 1955, in Great Barrington, he was the son of the late Bonnie May (Johnson) and Raymond Irving Butler. 

Ray attended Webutuck High School and was a longtime member of the CSEA. 

He was an avid Elvis Presley fan and a movie buff. He enjoyed spending time with his family and making people laugh. His laughter will be fondly remembered echoing down the hallways of Millbrook School. 

He will be dearly missed by his loving family and many friends.

Ray is survived by his two sons, Sherman Lawson III of Clinton Corners, N.Y., and Tyrone “Ty” Lawson of Millerton; his brother, Bobby Henry; four sisters, Natalie Butler, Frances Tratnack, Billy-Jo Clement and Lori Ann Butler; two grandchildren, Kaylin Spadaccini and Jayden Washington; two dear friends, Michael and Debbie; and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two sisters, Bonnie May Butler and Doris Butler.

Calling hours will be on Friday, June 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home in Millerton. 

Graveside services and burial will take place on Saturday, June 6, at 11 a.m. at Irondale Cemetery in Millerton, the Rev. William Mayhew officiating. 

All New York state and CDC mandates will be in effect, to include the use of a facial covering and social distancing. Please be respectful and courteous. 

Memorial donations may be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, P.O. Box 266, Lagrangeville, NY 12540. To send an online condolence, go to www.conklinfuneralhome.com.

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