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Manuel "Butch" Botelho

10/03/1957 - 04/15/2022

Manuel "Butch" Botelho

10/03/1957 - 04/15/2022


Obituary For Manuel "Butch" Botelho

Manuel "Butch" Botelho, age 64, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2022 after a long battle with cancer. Born in Providence, a son of the late Manuel Botelho Jr. and Dorothy (Barbosa) Botelho. Butch was a lifelong resident of Bristol and graduate of Bristol High School class of 1975.
Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, Butch managed his illness with strength and grace, and wanted to spend as much time with his loved ones as possible. In his final days, he was surrounded by his loving family who he loved more than anything else in the world.
Butch was a talented machinist who owned and operated MGB Machine in Bristol for 32 years before retiring in 2021. He was a member of the Bristol Rod and Gun Club, Bristol Elks, Crestwood Country Club and Montaup Country Club. Butch loved golfing with friends, BMW motorcycles, reminiscing with friends and family, but his biggest love was spending the summer days on Hog Island. A true "Mayor" of Bristol. It seemed like there wasn't a person in town he didn't know and if he knew you he knew your whole family, called you on your birthday and somehow made time to go to all your family functions like they were his own.
Butch will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He had an unparalleled zest for life and an infectious personality. He was an incredible man inside and out.
In addition to his late parents, Butch is survived by his girlfriend Kristen, his son Michael (Dawn) Botelho, his sister Nancy (Mark) Botelho-Andrews, his brothers Bob (Debbie) Botelho, Bruce Botelho, Richard (Sharon) Botelho, and "the light of his life" granddaughter Annabel. Butch was also blessed with many nieces, nephews and god children.
Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, April 21, 2022 from 4-8pm at the Smith Funeral and Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren RI 02885. His Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 22, 2022 in the funeral home at 10:00 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 at St. Elizabeth's 577 Wood St. Bristol, Burial will follow at North Burial Ground, Bristol.
Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd, Warren RI 02885

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  • Butch I will miss you for many reasons other than being my cousin. Your smile, our short talks we each week when you had your business, getting air in my tires, family parties and being my last visitor Christmas Eve even if the lights in the house were out, we still let you in. I know you are at peace and not suffering. And have a watchful eye on our family along with our family in heaven. RIP my cousin till we meet again. Love 💕 Patsy

  • i was so sadden by the news of Butch's passing while i'm recovering from the pass 4 months after spinal cord surgery and could not attend his wake. we had great memories from the Pub and his son Michael who i had as a student at SES in the early 80's...RIP my friend you will be greatly missed . John Paul Medeiros Warren, R.I.

  • many great memories from when we were kids to high school. always a pleasure to to be around and talk to. Thank you Butch for everything you did.

  • I met Butch thirty years ago as a supplier making parts for my company. The business relationship quickly blossomed into a friendship as I was charmed by his whit, knowledge, and smile. He was the most honest business owner I have ever known. I would bring over an almost un-readable pencil sketch of something we needed him to make. Butch would look it over, ask a few questions and then two weeks later we had a part that worked better than my design. When I praised his work, he would just smile and then break into a story about something that was going on about town, or the Sox or the Patriots or Hog Island or his latest round of golf. The only problem I had with Butch during all the long years of working together, was being able to respectfully distract him long enough from telling one of his stories so that I could slip out of his shop and get back to my office. I will miss you dear friend. David Schwartz

  • What a turn out to say goodbye to Butch. That is the best tribute to a great guy and friend. Thanks for the Hog Island treat in July. It now is a lasting memory of my namesake! From Uncle Manny!

  • Butch you will be sadly missed. You were like a ray of sunshine ☀️ every time I saw you. My thoughts and prayers to your family.

  • To the Betlho family (Richard),, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss, Butch was an awesome guy who will never be forgotten. Sincerely. Liz (Federico) & Dave Patton

  • To the Botelho Family Butch was a great guy I graduated with him and he always had a big smile and welcoming Hello every time we ran into each other. I have fond memories of him from High School Rest in Peace Butchie Boy!!

  • The perfect description of Butch A great person, a good heart and an admirable life. I have so many fond memories of Butch starting from high school and will miss my yearly birthday calls. My deepest sympathies to the family. He will live on in your memories forever Sincerely, Mary Ellen Dion

  • My sincere condolences to Butch's family. I, llike so many others, thought of Butch as a good friend. May he rest in peace. Pete Hewett

  • To Manuel "Butch" Botelho's Family. My deepest condolences. In your loss. We graduated same class from BHS. Great golf buddy "Swansea Golf Club". May his memory be a comfort to your healing. RIP Butch

  • To all the botrlho family I'm sorry to hear of the passing of butch . Him and I had many good times on the town common basketball courts. He was a great competitor we met again after so many years at the hospital as we are fighting this terrible cancer . We talked about all out battles we had on the court . In Bristol and how we were going to battle this. 100 percent . God bless his soul sincerely steven federico

  • To the Botelho family my deepest sympathy for the loss of Butch. We all grew up together in the neighborhood. His sincere enthusiasm and his smile were special.

  • Nancy and family, I am so sorry for your loss Nancy. You were your brother's "everything he could have asked for" in a sister caregiver and family. Keep all of the wonderful memories close and know that he will be right with you each day forward. Rest in paradise Butch. 🙏🏻 God Bless, Laurie DelTufo

  • Sending our most sincere condolences to Butch's entire family and all affected by this sad loss. Your energy and infectious smile will be missed by so many here at Montaup Country Club.

  • Butchie's infectious SMILE warmed everyone's HEART! His Zest for Life & Compassion for others will always make me SMILE! With My Heartfelt Sympathies to the Botelho Family. Sincerely, Grace Remington~

  • To all the Botelho family , I am so sorry for the loss of Butchie. Please accept my prayers and condolences to you all and his friends.....Rip Butchie. xo joanne marie....

  • My heart goes out to the whole Botelho family.. Growing up I always considered you all family, and family you all remain in my heart. Butch was always so full of life. Prayers for all . Sandy(Federico) Splaine.

  • Condolences to the family. May you cherish your memories. RIP Donna Gablinske

  • I am so sad! We had no idea. I am so sorry for your family and friends. We will miss you very much!!! Ellie Field and John Ingalls (The Ynglings)

  • To the Botelho family my deepest sympathy, Butch was a great person and friend. May he Rest In Peace.. Mario and Joann Silva

  • To the Botelho Family, I was sad to hear about the passing of Butch. He was such a nice person. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time.

  • What an awesome guy. Butch you will be missed by many. I will forever hold the memories close to the heart. Lynette

  • May he RIP...Great person he was.My ..Sympathy goes out to all his family.He maybe gone but never forgotten.

  • My Sincerest Condolences to Butch's family.. He was a classmate of mine. Always a smile, a kind, dear friend to all. May he Rest In Peace,. 🙏✝️😇❤️

  • You were a great boss for 29 yrs and a friend forever ps I'm still crying

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