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Celebrating the life of
Edward M. Buttimer
January 01, 1943 - April 06, 2017
Longtime Savannah Attorney
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Rosary Service
  • 6:00 p.m. - Monday, April 10, 2017
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • 1707 Bull street (Map)
    Savannah, GA 31401

  • 912-232-0792
  • Visitation
  • After Rosary Until 8:00 p.m. - Monday, April 10, 2017
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • 1707 Bull street (Map)
    Savannah, GA 31401

  • 912-232-0792
  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 10:00 a.m. - Tuesday, April 11, 2017
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • 1707 Bull street (Map)
    Savannah, GA 31401

  • 912-232-0792
  • Interment
  • - Tuesday, April 11, 2017
  • Catholic Cemetery
  • 1720 Wheaton Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-201-4075

My deepest sympathies are extended to the family of Mr Buttimer. He will be remembered fondly.

Stephen Morris, MD, Savannah, Ga

Eddie was one of the first people I met at Benedictine. He was one of the most decent people I have ever known and I know that Eddie will be sorely missed by all who had the good fortune of knowing him. RIP... Tom & Helen Taggart class of 62'

Tom Taggart, Savannah, GA

Rochelle, While Megan and I were just friends of you, Eddie and Joe, you always made us feel like family. I always enjoyed my talks with Eddie. A wonderful man and loved by so many. Thanks to all the Buttimers for helping make Savannah feel like home for us. - Ken and Megan

Slats Family, Savannah,

Eddy was impossible not to love. His quick smile was loving and genuine. He was always concerned about others not at all self aware. He blessed us with his delightful enthusiasm for life and his memory will always bring great joy. God speed!

Bob Merchen, Savannah, Ga

May the God of peace comfort you during this difficult time (Philippians 4:6,7). Take comfort in God's promise to do away with pain, suffering and death (Revelation 21:3,4), My condolences to the family.

D Tucker, Locust Grove, GA

Words can not express the sadness felt after hearing of Eddie's death. The only uplifting thought is KNOWING the separation is only for a little while...we will meet again in Heaven! Our thoughts and our prayers are with you and your family during this very sad time, Rochelle. May God's grace comfort you... Terri and Dave.

Terri (& Dave) McWatty, Barnesville, GA

Rochelle, such a shock in reading the paper today. I am so very sorry for your loss. My love, thoughts and prayers go out for you and your family. Praying that Gods strength and comfort will be with you in the coming days.

Judi Amerson, Bloomingdale, GA

So Very sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. Tom & I treasured his friendship. Love & prayers to family.

Harriette C Perry Adams, Statesboro , Ga.

Sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. Our condolences to the Buttimer family. Have not had the opportunity to visit Savannah recently but still have many memories of our time as classmates at the old BC on Bull St. Remember Eddie as always being friendly and cheerful. I am certain he will be missed by many.

Ralph & Jane DiFiore, Beaufort, NC

Joe, Sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Holly Hodges Keane, Savannah, Ga

Sincere condolences.

Don & Vidal, Savannah , Ga

I have many memories of Mr. Buttimer. I guess we met in 1987 when Moira & I became roommates at UGA and we remained roommates for many years. I got to spend fun times with the Buttimer's in Savannah. They came to my wedding in 1996 and also attended my Son's Christening. I have enjoyed staying in touch with Mr. Buttimer on Facebook and reading his posts. I will miss reading those and I will miss Mr. Buttimer!! Rest In Peace and enjoy seeing Toby again! Love, Tracy

Tracy Ullah Voorhees, Johns Creek, Ga

Rochelle, Uncle Eddie was a very good man. It was a privilege to have known him and to have the memories I was fortunate enough to have enjoyed with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Deepest Condolences to you and the Buttimer Family, Billy Bremer III and Family

Billy Bremer III and Family, Savannah, GA

To Mrs. Buttimer and children. Please accept out deepest sympathy on your loss.

Liam & Gwenda O'Sullivan, Port Wentworth-Guyton, Ga

Rochelle, I am so sorry for your loss. Eddie and I were born on the same day and we always shared conversations based on that fact. Now I must accept the loss of my friend and classmate. He is in the hands of God. I will continue to pray for him and for you and the family. I am sorry I can not make it for the funeral. Please know I will be there is spirit. God bless and keep you.

William A. Muller III, Creedmoor, NC

Ed was a good man and a faithful servant of God who will be sorely missed by all who knew him, and his influence will even be missed by many who did not know him personally. My prayers for all his family.

Birney Bull, Savannah, GA

I am sorry your family has experienced the loss of a loved one. May Jehovah provide you with the endurance to cope through such a difficult time. Take comfort in knowing he will soon bring death to an end. (1corinthians 15:26) For more info regarding this subject, or any area of interest, please feel free to visit www.jw.org.

Roosevelt G., Savannah, Ga

I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man. While I know that you miss him ,I know he is with Toby and our Lord Jesus Christ.You are in our prayers for strength.

Melynda Ware Loomis, Savannah, Ga

My heart, love and prayers to each of you. The Buttimer family has always been one of my favorite families growing up. Mr B always had a smile on his face. Love to you all. I am here if you need anything.

Christine Sheppard Brantley, Springfield, GA

Dearest Rochelle, Moira, Joe, and Entire Buttimer Clan, So very sorry for your loss. The lights within the Savannah Irish Community dim as we mourn the passing of Eddie. Truly a gentleman and charmer. Always a smile for anyone within range. A godly man of stoic faith. Quietly leading by example. My heart breaks for each of you as you try to grasp the magnitude of your loss. Eternal rest grant unto him, oh Lord and let your perpetual light shine upon him! Rest in Peace in the arms of the Angels.

Jill Lepo-Wieniewitz, Savannah, Ga

Dear Rochelle & Family, Please receive our deepest sorrow & sympathy at the loss of Eddie. He was a good friend and responsible for many happy memories in our youth. He will be missed & remembered fondly. Tony & Patty Valenti

Tony & Patty Cannon Valenti, Melbourne, Florida

Our deepest sympathies and love to Rochelle and the family. Eddie, a good friend, was beloved by so many and will be missed by all.

Jim Glass, Tybee Island, GA

My condolences to the Bittimer Family on your loss. May Jehovah God the God, the God of comfort grant you his peace while you await his promise at Revelation 21: 3,4 [ He wipe the tears from all faces and death will be no more, neither mourning nor outcry nor pain. The former things have passed away. May fond memories linger in your hearts forever.

Henry, Lawrenceville, GA

Deepest sympathy and love extended to Rochelle and the Buttimer family.You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

Carolyn Emerick, Savannah, Ga

Deepest sympathy and love extended to Rochelle and the Buttimer family.You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

Carolyn Emerick, Savannah, Ga

Our most sincere condolences to the family, may his soul Rest In Peace.

Susan Nyberg , Richmond Hill , Ga

Deepest sympathies to Rochelle and the family.God Bless .

Ailes Family, Leesville , sc

Deepest sympathies to Rochelle, Sr Helen Marie and all Eddie's family and friends. God bless and comfort you during this difficult time

Margaret Dulohery, Tybee Island, Ga

Deepest sympathies to Rochelle, Sr Helen Marie and all Eddie's family and friends. God bless and comfort you during this difficult time

Margaret Dulohery, Tybee Island, Ga

Our sympathy to Rochelle and family and extended family Sr. Helen Marie and Tony and families on your loss. Savannah has lost another great one. Nancy and Doug

Hanzel, Savannah,

Dear Rochelle and Family: Eddie was a great classmate at BC (seems like we were always marching somewhere), and for my one year at Belmont Abbey (after which I defected to the Jesuits at Rockhurst). His character already was then what all of you came to love and respect, as did all who were so privileged. May the peace that knows no boundaries be with you all.

Michael J Torma, BGen, USAF, Ret., Shreveport, La

Our most heartfelt condolences to Rochelle, Moira, Joe and Connor.. Thinking about all the memories we have shared over the years. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Sherry and Ned Armentor, Plano, Tx

Joe, so sorry for your family's loss. Thinking about you and praying for your family.

Kevin Fogarty, Mount Airy , GA

Dear Rochelle, Moira, and Joseph, I am so sorry. Eddie was such a caring and thoughtful person and loved his family so very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Nancy Youmans Sutlive, Fleming, Ga

The entire Buttimer family is in our hearts and prayers. He was such a jolly soul. His laughter and Irish wit will be missed. Bless you. Diane, Keith + Jed Parker

Diane, Keith + Jed Parker, Savannah, Ga

Rochelle, Joe, Moria, and Conor, holding you all in our hearts today and forever.

Mary Ann and Larry Johnson, Windcrest, TX

Sincerest condolences, Rochelle, Joe and Moira. Wonderful memories of our long friendship. Bev and Phil Raschke

Beverly Jennings Raschke , Lakewood , WA

Edward M. Buttimer, 74, died April 6, 2017 at home under the care of Compassus Hospice surrounded by his loving family.

He was born January 1, 1943, son of Patrick Joseph and Elizabeth Deegan Buttimer and lived in Savannah most of his life.

He graduated from Benedictine Military School in 1960, Belmont Abbey College in 1964, and the University of Georgia School of Law in 1968.  He practiced law in Savannah since 1968 but most enjoyed his time at the Buttimer Law Firm practicing with his two sons beginning in 1996.

He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and an active member of The Hibernian Society of Savannah and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

He was predeceased by his parents, son Edward M. Buttimer, Jr. (Toby), siblings Pat, Jack, Jimmy, Tommy, Dick, and Sr. Brigid Buttimer (Betty).  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Rochelle Brown Buttimer, daughter Moira C. Buttimer (Robert Richmond), son Joseph E. Buttimer, grandson Conor Patrick Buttimer, siblings Anthony J. (Tony) and Sr. Helen Marie Buttimer, and many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and other relatives.

The Rosary Service will begin at 6:00 p.m. Monday, April 10, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church followed by the visitation until 8:00 p.m.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Hibernian Society and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Interment will follow at Catholic Cemetery.

The family suggests any remembrances be made in his memory to Benedictine Military School, St. Vincent’s Academy, or Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

 

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My deepest sympathies are extended to the family of Mr Buttimer. He will be remembered fondly.

Stephen Morris, MD, Savannah, Ga

Eddie was one of the first people I met at Benedictine. He was one of the most decent people I have ever known and I know that Eddie will be sorely missed by all who had the good fortune of knowing him. RIP... Tom & Helen Taggart class of 62'

Tom Taggart, Savannah, GA

Rochelle, While Megan and I were just friends of you, Eddie and Joe, you always made us feel like family. I always enjoyed my talks with Eddie. A wonderful man and loved by so many. Thanks to all the Buttimers for helping make Savannah feel like home for us. - Ken and Megan

Slats Family, Savannah,

Eddy was impossible not to love. His quick smile was loving and genuine. He was always concerned about others not at all self aware. He blessed us with his delightful enthusiasm for life and his memory will always bring great joy. God speed!

Bob Merchen, Savannah, Ga

May the God of peace comfort you during this difficult time (Philippians 4:6,7). Take comfort in God's promise to do away with pain, suffering and death (Revelation 21:3,4), My condolences to the family.

D Tucker, Locust Grove, GA

Words can not express the sadness felt after hearing of Eddie's death. The only uplifting thought is KNOWING the separation is only for a little while...we will meet again in Heaven! Our thoughts and our prayers are with you and your family during this very sad time, Rochelle. May God's grace comfort you... Terri and Dave.

Terri (& Dave) McWatty, Barnesville, GA

Rochelle, such a shock in reading the paper today. I am so very sorry for your loss. My love, thoughts and prayers go out for you and your family. Praying that Gods strength and comfort will be with you in the coming days.

Judi Amerson, Bloomingdale, GA

So Very sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. Tom & I treasured his friendship. Love & prayers to family.

Harriette C Perry Adams, Statesboro , Ga.

Sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. Our condolences to the Buttimer family. Have not had the opportunity to visit Savannah recently but still have many memories of our time as classmates at the old BC on Bull St. Remember Eddie as always being friendly and cheerful. I am certain he will be missed by many.

Ralph & Jane DiFiore, Beaufort, NC

Joe, Sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Holly Hodges Keane, Savannah, Ga

Sincere condolences.

Don & Vidal, Savannah , Ga

I have many memories of Mr. Buttimer. I guess we met in 1987 when Moira & I became roommates at UGA and we remained roommates for many years. I got to spend fun times with the Buttimer's in Savannah. They came to my wedding in 1996 and also attended my Son's Christening. I have enjoyed staying in touch with Mr. Buttimer on Facebook and reading his posts. I will miss reading those and I will miss Mr. Buttimer!! Rest In Peace and enjoy seeing Toby again! Love, Tracy

Tracy Ullah Voorhees, Johns Creek, Ga

Rochelle, Uncle Eddie was a very good man. It was a privilege to have known him and to have the memories I was fortunate enough to have enjoyed with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Deepest Condolences to you and the Buttimer Family, Billy Bremer III and Family

Billy Bremer III and Family, Savannah, GA

To Mrs. Buttimer and children. Please accept out deepest sympathy on your loss.

Liam & Gwenda O'Sullivan, Port Wentworth-Guyton, Ga

Rochelle, I am so sorry for your loss. Eddie and I were born on the same day and we always shared conversations based on that fact. Now I must accept the loss of my friend and classmate. He is in the hands of God. I will continue to pray for him and for you and the family. I am sorry I can not make it for the funeral. Please know I will be there is spirit. God bless and keep you.

William A. Muller III, Creedmoor, NC

Candle tribute lit by Birney Bull — Georgia

Ed was a good man and a faithful servant of God who will be sorely missed by all who knew him, and his influence will even be missed by many who did not know him personally. My prayers for all his family.

Birney Bull, Savannah, GA

I am sorry your family has experienced the loss of a loved one. May Jehovah provide you with the endurance to cope through such a difficult time. Take comfort in knowing he will soon bring death to an end. (1corinthians 15:26) For more info regarding this subject, or any area of interest, please feel free to visit www.jw.org.

Roosevelt G., Savannah, Ga

I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man. While I know that you miss him ,I know he is with Toby and our Lord Jesus Christ.You are in our prayers for strength.

Melynda Ware Loomis, Savannah, Ga

My heart, love and prayers to each of you. The Buttimer family has always been one of my favorite families growing up. Mr B always had a smile on his face. Love to you all. I am here if you need anything.

Christine Sheppard Brantley, Springfield, GA

Dearest Rochelle, Moira, Joe, and Entire Buttimer Clan, So very sorry for your loss. The lights within the Savannah Irish Community dim as we mourn the passing of Eddie. Truly a gentleman and charmer. Always a smile for anyone within range. A godly man of stoic faith. Quietly leading by example. My heart breaks for each of you as you try to grasp the magnitude of your loss. Eternal rest grant unto him, oh Lord and let your perpetual light shine upon him! Rest in Peace in the arms of the Angels.

Jill Lepo-Wieniewitz, Savannah, Ga

Dear Rochelle & Family, Please receive our deepest sorrow & sympathy at the loss of Eddie. He was a good friend and responsible for many happy memories in our youth. He will be missed & remembered fondly. Tony & Patty Valenti

Tony & Patty Cannon Valenti, Melbourne, Florida

Our deepest sympathies and love to Rochelle and the family. Eddie, a good friend, was beloved by so many and will be missed by all.

Jim Glass, Tybee Island, GA

My condolences to the Bittimer Family on your loss. May Jehovah God the God, the God of comfort grant you his peace while you await his promise at Revelation 21: 3,4 [ He wipe the tears from all faces and death will be no more, neither mourning nor outcry nor pain. The former things have passed away. May fond memories linger in your hearts forever.

Henry, Lawrenceville, GA

Deepest sympathy and love extended to Rochelle and the Buttimer family.You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

Carolyn Emerick, Savannah, Ga

Deepest sympathy and love extended to Rochelle and the Buttimer family.You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

Carolyn Emerick, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Carol aksdal — Georgia

Our most sincere condolences to the family, may his soul Rest In Peace.

Susan Nyberg , Richmond Hill , Ga

Deepest sympathies to Rochelle and the family.God Bless .

Ailes Family, Leesville , sc

Deepest sympathies to Rochelle, Sr Helen Marie and all Eddie's family and friends. God bless and comfort you during this difficult time

Margaret Dulohery, Tybee Island, Ga

Deepest sympathies to Rochelle, Sr Helen Marie and all Eddie's family and friends. God bless and comfort you during this difficult time

Margaret Dulohery, Tybee Island, Ga

Our sympathy to Rochelle and family and extended family Sr. Helen Marie and Tony and families on your loss. Savannah has lost another great one. Nancy and Doug

Hanzel, Savannah,

Dear Rochelle and Family: Eddie was a great classmate at BC (seems like we were always marching somewhere), and for my one year at Belmont Abbey (after which I defected to the Jesuits at Rockhurst). His character already was then what all of you came to love and respect, as did all who were so privileged. May the peace that knows no boundaries be with you all.

Michael J Torma, BGen, USAF, Ret., Shreveport, La

Our most heartfelt condolences to Rochelle, Moira, Joe and Connor.. Thinking about all the memories we have shared over the years. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Sherry and Ned Armentor, Plano, Tx

Joe, so sorry for your family's loss. Thinking about you and praying for your family.

Kevin Fogarty, Mount Airy , GA

Dear Rochelle, Moira, and Joseph, I am so sorry. Eddie was such a caring and thoughtful person and loved his family so very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Nancy Youmans Sutlive, Fleming, Ga

The entire Buttimer family is in our hearts and prayers. He was such a jolly soul. His laughter and Irish wit will be missed. Bless you. Diane, Keith + Jed Parker

Diane, Keith + Jed Parker, Savannah, Ga

Rochelle, Joe, Moria, and Conor, holding you all in our hearts today and forever.

Mary Ann and Larry Johnson, Windcrest, TX

Sincerest condolences, Rochelle, Joe and Moira. Wonderful memories of our long friendship. Bev and Phil Raschke

Beverly Jennings Raschke , Lakewood , WA


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