“Butch” Towne, Jr., 65, of Elliot Street, Beverly and longtime
Essex resident, died Friday, August 15, 2014 in the Beverly Hospital
following his brief illness.
Ipswich February 8, 1949 son of Esther L (Ricker) Towne of Beverly
and the late Albert E. Towne, he was raised in Essex and Hamilton, a
1967 graduate of Hamilton-Wenham High School. For many years he was
employed in the building supply industry. He had worked at the Home
Center in Essex and most recently at Home Depot in Danvers from
which he retired.
enjoyed carpentry, R/C sailing at Redd’s Pond and captain of his
boat the Kon Tiki. He’ll also be remembered as an avid Jimmy Buffet
addition to his mother he is survived by two daughters, Ashley E.
Towne and her husband Alain Park of Chicago, IL, Courtney E. Nunes
and her husband Scott of Beverly; four grandchildren, Eloise and
Mathilde Park both of Chicago and Aidan and Avery Nunes both of
Beverly; three brothers, Ronald R. Towne and Glenn R. Towne both of
Essex, Eric M. Towne and his wife Carol of Portsmouth, NH; two
sisters, Susan Bissel and her husband Mike of Beverly, Sonja Towne
of Beverly; his former wife Susan M. Towne of CO; many nephews,
nieces; his longtime friend, Doreen McManus of Georgetown, and his
parrot companions Rita and Kita.
funeral service will be held 11 am Thursday, August 21 in the Spring
Street Cemetery, Essex. Family and friends are respectfully
welcomed. Visiting hours are Tuesday 4 to 8 pm in the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. In lieu of
flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to Piers Park
Sailing Center, 95 Marginal St., Boston, MA 02128.