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Deanna Butler (Korlacki) went peacefully home to be with her Lord on January 3, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her son David Butler and his wife Carolyn of Nantucket and Darleen Gouveia and her husband of N. Dighton. 5 Grandchildren, Sarah Alcequiez, her husband Engel and their 4 children of Sandwich, David Butler and his wife Lindsay and their 3 children of Scarborough, ME, Leah Mencer and her husband Joshua and their 6 children of Westfield, NY, Jacob Butler of Nantucket, Laura Kisty and her husband Evan of Boston.
She is predeceased by her brother Francis Korlacki and sister Gene “Mike” Lopes of North Dighton. She is survived by her Irish Twin sister Lenora Rodrigue and her husband O’Nil of Raynham and several beloved nieces and nephews.
She was voted Queen of the Madi Gras at Dighton High in 1959.
Deanna literally traveled the globe. Flew over the Swiss Alps on her way to Israel and Egypt. Was baptized in the Jordan River and “swam” in the dead sea. She was the only one in her tour group that took a camel ride to the bottom of a pyramid. By way of Hawaii where she met up with Uncle Joey, she went to Sydney, Australia. She, along with members of Baptist Church of All Nations joined a group in Haiti to help build a hospital in La Romana, DR.
She traveled with a group from Baptist Church of All Nations to help build a hospital in La Romana, Domincan Republic to which she was so proud when it was finished. She left with only the clothes on her back and memories of how happy and genuine the people were even though they only had dirt floors and often commented how they kept they swept them.
She was a single mom with a strong work ethic and very much a people person, she waitressed for 40 years and spent 10 years as a teacher’s aid in the Taunton school systems
If it was free, she found it. She spent many hours down the cape wither with her grandchildren either at WaterWiz or the Sandwich Boardwalk and often capping the day at Ice Cream Sandwich. She was so proud that she found a grandmother of the bride dress for $6 at Salvation Amy.
A service for Deanna will take place on Sunday, January 8th at 2PM in the Crapo Hathaway Funeral Home 350 Somerset Ave. Taunton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Town of Sandwich, Boardwalk Preservation, a special place she spent many hours with her grandchildren.
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