Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Miss Butera,

"It was a good time, it was the best time. It was a short time, but such a good time."

You taught me so much. Thank you for everything.

Sue Caples '78

Posted by Sue Caples    July 14, 2021

Dear Miss Butera,

"It was a good time, it was the best time. It was a short time, but such a good time."

You taught me so much. Thank you for everything.

Sue Caples '78

Posted by Sue Caples    July 14, 2021

I have known Marie since my sophomore year at Weston High School. She started her impressive career at Weston High school and I had the opportunity and pleasure to be a small part of that career. She was my teacher,coach,mentor, and friend. I had the privilege of coaching with her at Weston. I experienced the great pleasure of winning State Tournaments as part of her coaching team. She will always be one of the highlights of my life as a teacher, coach, parent and friend. Marie was truly an exceptional individual and it was an honor to know her. Nancy White Healey

Posted by Nancy White Healey    July 14, 2021

I had the great fortune of being on Ms. Butera's 1993 field hockey team when she led us to the state finals. Perseverance, striving for excellence, constant improvement, and teamwork were the life lessons she imparted every day. She taught us the meaning of "intestinal fortitude" and "moxy." I think about that season often.

Posted by Linda Bentley Gillespie    July 14, 2021

Many great memories of Miss Butera and just found out she went to Sargent College just like my mom...RIP

Posted by Lisa Jones Abbott - School   July 11, 2021

My high school coach. Beautiful, inspirational and kind hearted. A wonderful human. RIP Marie. Well played.

Posted by Sharon Cross - School   July 11, 2021

As one of Miss Butera's high school students (class of 1963), I was most influenced by her, of all my teachers. My involvement in sports with her steady guidance taught me the meaning of sportsmanship Miss Butera was very much loved and respected by her students!

Posted by Pamela Herring - School   July 11, 2021

Marie was a great colleague for all staff members and a tremendous role model for all of the students at Weston High School. She put Title IX in action long before state and federal legislators made it a mandate benefitting not only Weston´s female athletes, but high school girls throughout the Commonwealth.
Throughout her career she epitomized what it meant to be a true "teacher - coach".

Posted by Pete Foley - Work   July 11, 2021

I have been fortunate to know Marie through golf and WGAM many years ago and have many , many memories of those times.

She was truly a welcoming person to me

Posted by Paula Brophy Ainsworth    July 11, 2021

Working with Marie for many years, besides her being a great coach and teacher she was a wonderful and compassionate women.Also,a good athlete- which I found out unfortunately. We were both free and in between classes- Marie was out practicing her tennis serves. Marie asked if I wanted to play- stupidly I said yes- from that point on if I saw Marie on the tennis court I quickly went the other way.

Posted by Dave Baldanza    July 10, 2021