Howard Alfred “Butchie” Deitz Sr.
Howard Alfred “Butchie” Deitz Sr., 85, of Westminster West, VT, passed away at home with his loving family by his side on October 27, 2023. He was born on October 10, 1938, in Newtown, CT, to the late Mary(Towler) and Howard Walter Deitz.
Butchie had a fulfilling career as a diesel mechanic working for Metro Hoist in CT, then after moving to VT worked as a tractor mechanic at Furgat Tractor in Brattleboro. He then continued his mechanic career working for Burtco in Westminster and tractor trailer truck driving for them as well. His dedication and expertise in these fields made him highly respected among his colleagues.
Family was very important to him and he enjoyed his time spent at all the family gatherings. He also enjoyed working with his tractors and excavation equipment and loved a challenge especially digging out stumps with his backhoe.
Butchie is survived by his beloved wife, Veronica (Dubyoski) Deitz to whom he was married for 65 loving years, and their sons, Howard Deitz Jr., Daniel Deitz, Thomas Deitz (Teresa), David Deitz (Audrey), and their daughters, Vicki Goulas (Steve),Teresa Sylvester (Michael), Joanne Deitz, Jennifer Lonard (Michael), and Kathleen Allen (Alexander). Also survived by 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as 3 brothers, Wayne Deitz (Beth), Charles Deitz, and Billy Deitz (Terri), and a sister, Eleanore Fossaluzza (Philip). He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew Deitz, and his siblings, JD(John)Deitz who is survived by his wife, Rose, Jeanne Accettullo Soares, and Doris Wirtemburg.
Fenton and Hennessy Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements and a graveside service will be held at the Westminster New Cemetery, Kurn Hattin Rd., Westminster, VT on November 4 at 11:30 AM. A Celebration of his Life to follow at 2:00 PM at the American Legion Post 5, 32 Linden Street, Brattleboro, VT.