Joseph F. (Abbatamarco) Butmarc, 71, passed away peacefully, Sunday Nov. 4, 2012 at home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband for 47 years of Dorothy M. (Price) Butmarc.
He was born in Providence, a son of the late Anthony and Bessie (Cardillo) Butmarc. Mr. Butmarc was a chemical operator for the Ciba-Geigy Co. for 20 years and the Clariant Co. for 20 years retiring in 2008.
He was in the Army Reserve during the Vietnam era and was a drill instructor with the rank of E-7.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Ann D. DiFilippo and her husband, David, of Smithfield, and Stacy A. Scarduzio of N. Kingstown. He was the brother of Anthony Abbatamarco of Central Falls, Janet Butmarc of North Providence, and Vinny Calise of Scituate. He was the loving grandfather of Jessica, Alexandra, and Jacqueline DiFilippo, and Jordan and Devan Scarduzio.
His funeral service will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at 10 am in the TUCKER-QUINN Funeral Chapel 643 Putnam Ave. (Rt.44) Greenville. Entombment with military honors will be in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston.
Visitation Wednesday 5 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Harvest Community Church 500 Main St., Woonsocket, RI 02895 will be appreciated.