Hudson – Beverly A. (Paulis) Butts, 78, of Hudson, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 at UMass Memorial Healthcare, University Campus in Worcester. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Charles S. “Sam” Butts of Hudson.
Beverly was born in Brighton, daughter of the late Alfred and Veronica (Mitchell) Paulis. She was raised in Somerville and Cambridge, where she attended local schools and was a 1951 graduate of Cambridge High and Latin School. Beverly and her husband Charles have resided in Hudson, where they raised their family, since 1963.
She was employed as a bookkeeper by the former Kittridge and Sons of Hudson for 10-plus years until her retirement in 1996. Beverly enjoyed gardening in her spare time but especially loved preparing special dishes for large and small family events. Her family will truly miss her and her cooking talents.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her four children, Kathleen Leavitt of Mariposa, CA, Ellen Howland and her husband Jonathan of Falmouth, MA, John Butts and his wife Tricia of Denver, CO and Robert Butts of Hudson, MA. She is also survived by her brother, Alfred Paulis of Racine, WI; her sister, Patricia Ball of Spring Hill, FL; her 9 grandchildren, Thomas Barnes, Danny, Kaity, Ally and Sammy Butts, David and Daniel Howland, J. Tyler and Kathryn Butts; her great-grandson, Hunter Tadlock; and many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
A memorial service and celebration of Beverly's life will be held Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 1:00 p.m., in the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson. There are no calling hours and burial services will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Beverly may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.