Marilyn Faye McAllister Butler, 76

Marilyn Faye McAllister Butler

Marilyn Faye McAllister Butler

PORTLAND — Marilyn Faye McAllister Butler, 76, passed away on Feb. 9, 2013.

She was born in North Conway, N.H., on Jan. 29, 1936 to J. Stillman and Ola McAllister of Fryeburg. She attended local area schools and graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1953. She received her bachelor’s degree in Education from Gorham State Teachers College in 1958. She taught elementary school in various towns in Maine before leaving the teaching profession to raise her family. After her children were grown, she changed her career to waitressing, working in Portland area restaurants until she retired from Newick’s in 1998.

Marilyn was a communicant of Saint Matthew’s Catholic Church in Limerick. She loved being with her children and grandchildren. She was a prolific elephant knickknack collector. She was an avid reader and loved to cook and bake for her family.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Charles L. Butler of Lisbon Falls; their children, Deanne Parker of South Portland, Robert of Lisbon Falls and Jay of Lisbon Falls; her 15 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and her brother, Robert McAllister of Vincennes, Ind.

A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 67 Frost Hill Avenue, Lisbon Falls. Family and friends invited with reception to follow at her home in Lisbon Falls. Spring burial in the McAllister family plot at Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg. To offer words of condolence and share memories with the family, please go to the obituaries section at

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