Anthony John Butera

Anthony John Butera

July 1, 1932 – March 8, 2022

Beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend.  He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Ann Butera; his son, John A. Butera; many nephews and nieces.

He will be missed and loved forever.

MEMORIAL MASS:  Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 10am at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge St.  Internment: Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Nebraska Humane Society.


Beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend.  Born to Salvatore (Sam) Butera and Helen Butera, née LaManna.  Siblings: Viola Mumaugh,  Sebastiana Ebner (Nellie),  Alfeo Butera (Bill), and Mary Lou Butera.  

“John” is survived by daughter Patricia Ann Butera (Greg Copeland) and son John A Butera, as well as his many nephews and nieces.  

He loved his parents, siblings, wife, children, family, and friends unconditionally.  He took over the operation of his Father’s business, Butera & Son when Sam became ill and grew the family business by working countless hours with never a complaint.  He was a wise businessman and well taught by his Father, whom he dearly loved and respected.  He would often say, “My Father was the best teacher I ever had”.

John did find time to enjoy his hobbies, deep-sea fishing and gardening.  He fished in many notable locations, including the Florida Keys, Santa Barbara, Portland, Oregon, and the Gulf of Mexico.   As a gardener, he was prolific.  One summer, he harvested over 600 tomatoes.  Thank goodness for his many family members and friends who shared in the harvest.  

His was a life well-lived.  He will be missed and forever loved. 

Possa riposare in pace.


1 Condolence

  • Nancy Jo Wackerhagen Posted May 2, 2022 11:24 am

    Fred & I would like to send our deepest condolences to the Butera family. Fred worked for John back in 1975 for a couple years and still fondly recalls those days. We remember John gave us a huge bottle of Mogan David wine for a Christmas present. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Fred & Nancy (Bertagni) Wackerhagen

Sign Guestbook

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *