Paul E. “Butch” Williams, 74, of Springfield passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday evening. Paul was born in Springfield, a son of the late Burley and Irene (Kostyla) Williams. He was raised and educated in Springfield, attending local schools, and graduated from Springfield Trade School. Paul enlisted in the US Navy, proudly serving from 1965 to 1968, serving two tours in Vietnam. He received the Fleet Marine Force Insignia, the National Defense Medal, RVN Campaign medal and the Vietnam Service medal. After returning home, he worked as a cement installer and finisher with the Springfield Department of Public Works.
Paul was an avid outdoorsman, hunting all throughout New England. The week before he passed he spent time with a best friend, Tommy, hunting in New York. He also enjoyed fishing with his pal, Mike. He was a longtime member of the Granby Bow & Gun Club. Paul enjoyed shooting bow with his grandson, Maxx as well. He enjoyed taking drives through the Quabbin daily and deer spotting. Paul loved day trips with his daughter, leaf peeping was one of their favorites. Paul was known as the quintessential handyman and carpenter, always there for family and friends when a project popped up. He was a very hard working honest man who would do anything for anyone.
He is predeceased by his wife, Susan M. (Hutzaluk) Williams, a son Stephen V. Williams and his brother, Arthur Williams. Paul leaves his beloved daughter, Christina Williams. His four cherished grandchildren; Maxxwell Papia, Andrew Williams, Hanah Williams and Michael Williams and a great-granddaughter, Violet Williams. He also is survived by a brother; Burley Williams Jr. and his wife Denise of Ware and several nieces and nephews.
THE FAMILY INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM DIRECTLY AT THE MASSACHUSETTS VETERANS MEMORIAL CEMETERY, 1390 MAIN ST., AGAWAM ON THURSDAY, OCT. 22, 2020 AT 10:00 A.M. FOR THE RITES OF INTERMENT WITH MILITARY HONORS. A CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE WILL FOLLOW. (Please arrive no later than 9:50 a.m. Services begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.)
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