WEST PARISHVILLE -- Duane E. Butterfield, 76, of 250 West Parishville Road, unexpectedly, yet peacefully passed away in his sleep, on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at his home.
Duane was born November 7, 1941 in Potsdam, son of the late William and Jessie (Hatch) Butterfield. He graduated from Parishville-Hopkinton Central School and achieved his Associates Degree from DeVry Institute of Technology. He also was a graduate of the Wayne School of Air Conditioning.
He married Thelma A. Remington on January 14, 1961 in Parishville; she predeceased him on July 31, 1992.
Duane worked in the food service industry at various colleges and universities throughout New York and New Jersey retiring after 32 years of service.
An avid outdoorsman and hunter, he was a lifetime member of the NRA and member of the North American Hunting Club.
As a young man, he was a member of the Future Farmers of America and 4-H, where he served as an instructor and President of the chapter.
Duane had a great love for horses and horseback riding and was a member of the CRC Riding Club. He also enjoyed reading and had a strong love for animals.
He is survived by his children and their spouses, Lynn M. and Steven R. Huto; Duane W. and Brenda Butterfield; and Jo A. and Alfred Mason; five grandchildren, Jeremy Huto and his companion Jessica Dettmer; Aimee Huto and her fiancé Jason Aslanian; Jamie L Rexford and her husband, Caleb; Brad Mason and his fiancée Terrie Antwine; and Amanda Mason; four great grandchildren, Ethan, Josephine, Asher, and Jossalynne; three brothers, Donald, Gary and Darrell Butterfield; his sister, Nola (Butterfield) Henry; and his stepmother, Myrtle (Dafoe) Butterfield.
Duane was predeceased by his parents and his brother-in-law, Gerald Henry.
Friends may call at the Donaldson~Seymour Funeral Home Saturday, from 10 to 11:00 a.m., where a celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Laurena Will officiating. Burial will be held privately at Chapel Hill Cemetery.
Donations may be made in Duane’s memory to the Parishville Fire and Rescue or the Potsdam Animal Shelter.
Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.donaldsonseymour.com.