In Memory of Leo E. Buttimer

October 5, 1928 - September 2, 2018

Resided in New Hartford, NY


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Leo E. Buttimer, 89, of New Hartford, passed away unexpectedly at home on September 2, 2018.

Leo was born on October 5, 1928 in Troy, NY to Frank L. Buttimer and Leona L. Pfeiffer. Leo was raised and educated in Utica, NY and was a graduate of Utica Free Academy in 1946. Following graduation, Leo proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1950-54 in England.

Leo married Ellen T. Nolan on September 27, 1951 and together they had six children: Carol A Schrader (Paul), Andover, MA, MaryLee Morrell (Jim), Saratoga Springs, NY, Joan Evans (Stu), Whitesboro, NY, Nancy Babrowicz (Walter), Utica, NY, Maureen Szamrej (Mark), Westford, MA, and Ann (Betsy) Peckham (David) of Rome, NY. Leo is also survived by his beloved grandchildren: Matthew, Laura, Paul, Jimmy, Kate, Brian, Sean, Julie, Ben, Bobby, Melissa, Nicole, Michael, Abigail and Molly. He also leaves many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Leo was predeceased by two brothers, Robert and James Buttimer and his parents Frank and Leona Buttimer.

Leo was employed by Niagara Mohawk Power Corp in the sales department. He enjoyed travelling to various rural areas assisting farmers with their electrical needs.

Leo enjoyed carpentry and always had a project going. He loved antiques and he spent many years in the Adirondacks and Florida.

Leo was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church, New Hartford.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, New Hartford where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by his cousin Fr. J. Patrick Quinn. Calling hours are on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 4-6 PM at Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Donations may be made in Leo’s memory to Franciscan Friars, T.O.R Retirement Fund, PO Box 139, Hollidaysburg, PA, 16648-0139.