Of Everett. Beloved partner of Sona Yacobian of Everett for 32 years and friends for over 50 years, went on to be with God on the next leg of the journey on September 19 after a lengthy illness.
Ken was the beloved son of the late Melvin and Josephine Butler of Everett, MA, beloved brother of Karen Bruno (Butler) of Saugus, MA, uncle of Stephen Bruno and his wife Roxanne, brother of the late George (Bobby) Butler and loved extended family member of Nancy, Mark and Stephen Shinto of Melrose, MA and caring and wonderful Cat Daddy to Ozzy.
Ken was a lover of life. He lived his life on his own terms and in his own way with no regrets. Injustice upset him but kindness is what drove him and he went out of his way to lend a hand to those in need.
He always had a special connection to animals and he easily trained not only his dogs but his cats as well. He was always looking to save older animals (and did) to give them a better life. Ken just loved to laugh and with his silly wonderful sense of humor, he kept us laughing with him. He will be so very desperately missed and loved forever.
In lieu of flowers or donations, Ken requested that each person that reads this notice “pay it forward” and perform an anonymous, random act of kindness, no matter how big or small, for someone (human or animal) that is in need.
Ken’s funeral services will be private.