Muriel Murphy (Sis) Butler


Muriel Murphy (Sis) Butler, 89, born Jan. 15, 1930, in Bar Harbor to Delmont and Mabel (Gray) Murphy, left us to join her beloved husband, Richard, and her sons Richard (Punkie) and Roger Butler on March 24, 2019.

Muriel worked as a nurse for many years, retiring from Sonogee Estates in Bar Harbor. She was much loved by all her patients. She had a true love for hand sewing; making her granddaughter Melissa’s doll clothes, teddy bears and Halloween costumes year after year was one of her joys. She loved her children and grandchildren more than life itself, always putting them first. She had so much patience with her grandchildren — waiting for her granddaughter Melissa to stop while shopping to remove her shoe to fit a wrinkle in her sock — to waiting and waiting for her grandsons James and Scott to pick out their horror movies to rent. Out to Jasper’s Restaurant for breakfast was a regular outing for them all. The love and happiness she showed when her great-grandson Dylan was born was beyond words. Muriel was known to most as “Sis” and to her grandchildren as Mammie. She had an off-the-wall witty sense of humor that we all enjoyed and will forever remember.

She will be lovingly missed by so many. Muriel is survived by her daughter Diane Butler Strout and husband, Albert, of Hancock, her grandchildren Melissa Kelley of Surry, James Strout of Bucksport, Scott Strout of Bangor, great-grandson Dylan Kelley of Surry. She was predeceased by her husband and two sons, 10 brothers, four sisters, many nieces, nephews and cousins. A special thanks to Sonogee and Courtland Rehab and Living Centers and Beacon Hospice for their loving care. At Muriel’s request, there will be no funeral services. Arrangements by Downeast Direct Cremation.


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