Donna Mae Kelly of Butte, Montana | 1937 - 2020 | Obituary

Donna Mae Kelly

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Saturday, Nov 21, 2020

 

Donna Mae Kelly, 83

November 12, 1937 - November 17, 2020

 

 

Donna, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away at age 83.

 

Donna was born on November 12, 1937 in Butte, MT to Frank "Hanks" and Mae Darragh. She attended St. Lawrence grade school and Girls Central High School graduating with the class of 1955. She then went on to work at the Montana Hardware. On June 17, 1967, she married Dan Kelly and for the next 53 years they remained constant companions. Together they raised two children, Cheryl and Jim. Donna stayed at home to raise her children before becoming employed with Butte School District Number 1. She spent many years working with Butte’s Special Education students. Donna retired in 2003.

 

Donna had a passion for bingo. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had an infectious smile, and a kind compassionate spirit.

 

Donna was preceded in death by her mother and father, in-laws Mickey and Millie Kelly, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bill and Mary Carol Hogart and niece Pam Hogart. She is survived by her husband Dan, her daughter Cheryl (Brian) Fitzpatrick of Butte, MT, son Jim of Dallas, TX, grandchildren Bryan, Darragh and Kody Fitzpatrick of Butte, MT, great grandchildren Lakelynn and Maylee Fitzpatrick of Butte, MT, Leyton and Zaidyn Jenkin and Ilya Clark of Butte, MT. Donna is also survived by a niece, nephews and cousins.

 

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

 

St. Patrick's Catholic Church

300 W. Mercury St.

Butte, Montana 59701

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Neil "Pooch" J Neary of Butte, Montana | 1933 - 2020 | Obituary

 

 

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Thursday, Nov 12, 2020

Neil "Pooch" J Neary

January 07, 1933 - November 06, 2020

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Neil J. Neary, 87 years old, passed away Friday evening, November 6, with natural causes and his son Leo at his beside.

            Neil was the third child of eleven, born on January 7, 1933 to William and Lucy Neary, of Walkerville. He attended Sherman Elementary School and then went to work with the Anaconda Company, at the age of fifteen.   Then at the age of eighteen he joined the US Army and served from 1951-1954, upon his return from the Army, he again went to work for the Anaconda Company as a miner, then was accepted into an apprenticeship as a Carpenter, which he worked as until his retirement in 1983.

            Neil was married to Iris Hibbs and they had three wonderful children, a daughter Debbie Duffy, son Neil Jr., and Leo, they divorced when the children were in their teens. He later married Linda Bunker and they were married 46 years, before her passing in September of 2018. She had a son Johnny, and he left them a granddaughter Daelyn Joy of Pendleton, Oregon.

            He was preceded in death by both wifes, a stepson, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, two grandsons, his parents and five sisters and two brothers.

            He leaves behind his daughter Debbie, grandson Jason, son Neil and daughters Jodi and Sarah, son Leo and grandson Christian Neary, and his two sisters, Mary Berg, of Walkerville and Helen Denton of Butte; brother Dean and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

            Neil, was totally dedicated to the American Legion for the past 65 years. He held all local offices and was the Commander of Silver Bow Post #1, 1962-63 and 1980-81. He was instrumental in seeing that a Korean Memorial would be built, it is at Stodden Park, also involved in moving the Soldier Memorial from Butte High to Stodden Park. He was the Legion Drum and Bugle Corp commander from 1962 until it’s demise. He was the Legion House Manager at Post #1 in all previous locations up to the current Legion Hall.   Neil was a paid up life member of the American Legion, Legion 4048, VFW and DAV.

            Neil ran for the State Senate in 1958-59, was unsuccessful but made his father proud, to give it a try. Neil along with his wife Linda served consecutive years, as the State of Montana Commander of the American Legion, 2005-2006 and Linda as the State of Montana Legion Ladies Auxiliary President, 2004-05.

            Neil’s last honor was given to him last year, by Congressman Gianforte, he was recognized for his many years of dedication and devotion to his State and Community.

            Funeral services are pending at Duggan Dolan Mortuary.   Viewing will be Thursday at noon, followed by a service at 1:00PM.   Rite of Committal will follow in Mountain View Cemetery with full Military Honors.   Due to Covid-19 restrictions masks are mandatory at both the funeral and graveside services.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Duggan Dolan Mortuary
1805 Meadowlark Lane
Butte, Montana 59701

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Betty Flamand of Butte, Montana | 2020 | Obituary

 

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Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020

Betty Flamand

November 06, 2020

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Betty Pugh Flamand, 90, passed away on November 6, 2020, after a short battle with Covid.  She was born in Luton, England, where she met Ed Flamand, Jr. when he was stationed there while serving in the Air Force.  They married and moved to Ed’s hometown of Browning, MT, eventually moving to Butte, MT, (including Silver Bow) where they raised their three children, David, Jim, and Sandy.   Betty was known for her sassiness, but her family also knew her as a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  Anyone that knew Betty & Ed will understand the quote on their headstone “The Heart Wants What The Heart Wants.” Her stories of life in England during the war and moving to the United States were fascinating and filled with humor.  She was immensely proud of becoming a US Citizen, but also held a deep love for her home in Luton.  Betty worked as a nurse’s aide at St. James Hospital in Butte, MT, where she formed long lasting friendships that continued after she retired.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Flamand, baby daughter Vicki, who died shortly after birth, parents, Horace & Florence Pugh, in-laws, Ed & Mary Flamand, and several brothers and sisters in law.  She is survived by her three children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: David (Sherry) Flamand: (John David),(Eddie, wife Janell),  Jim Flamand, Sandy (John) Sullivan: (John T., wife Cassie, Nevaeh, Johnny T., Kamdon), (Brian, wife Chelsea, Kyson, Kealan, Brylee), (David, wife Annie, Brady, Caleb), and (Danny, wife Kaila, Connor, Kaidon, Kylie).   Towards the end, when asked how she was doing she would always say “I’s fine” with a smile.  Mom, you are missed more than you can know.  Give dad, Vicki, and the family a kiss & a hug from us.  We love you forever, our beautiful English Rose.

 

Due to Covid, a private family service will be held at Duggan Dolan Mortuary.   

 

 

 

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Duggan Dolan Mortuary
1805 Meadowlark Lane
Butte, Montana 59701

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Diane Mulcahy of Butte, Montana | 1935 - 2020 | Obituary

 

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Diane Mulcahy

October 06, 1935 - November 05, 2020

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Diane Mulcahy passed away on November 05, 2020 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. This disease may have taken her memories but not her spirit, sense of humor, or humanity.

 

Born Diane Martha Sauter, she was born on October 06, 1935 to Albert and Margaret (Hale) Sauter in Lemmon, South Dakota. Her twin sister Donna was born just a few minutes before her. She graduated from Sweet Grass County High School.

 

Diane was the ultimate wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was loved and admired by everyone who knew her. She loved cooking, baking, and volunteering. She was in her element at every North side grille at the Civic Center. She loved feeding people and people would go out of their way to have one of “Lady Di’s” hamburgers. Mom also loved taking pictures. A lot of pictures! She never missed a holiday, family gathering, birthday, or any special occasion. She told our family’s history in the pictures that she took. We’d sometimes say, “Mom, we are all going to need glasses from all the camera flashes.”, but we all knew one day those pictures would tell the story of our family.  

Mom and Dad were married on July 30, 1955. They were blessed with six children; Janet, Thomas, John, Maurice, Jr., James, and Amy.  

 

Diane is survived by her children, Janet and Tim Shea, Tom and Cyndie Mulcahy, John and Toni Mulcahy, Maurice, Jr. and Raelene Mulcahy, Jim and Tressie Mulcahy, and Amy and Gary Hopewell; her grandchildren, Timothy III, Nicholas, Tom, Jr., James, Joey, Danette, Jenny, John David, Denice, Ashley, Shayla, Kylie, Makayla, Jory, Sean, Kala, Cody, and Adam; 31 great grandchildren; and 16 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her twin sister, Donna Smith, Alberta and Bob Issacson, Ray and Mary Katherine Elgin; numerous nieces and nephews; and many cherished friends, which include her good friend, Karen Anderson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice; her parents, Margaret and Albert Sauter; step-mother, Katherine; sister, Janet; brother, Nathan; brother-in-law, Charlie Smith; and her grandchildren, Matthew, Zakk, Angie, and Ryan. She was also preceded in death by her friends, Dianha Sayles and Mary Oase.

 

The family wishes to extend a very heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff at Continental Care. These amazing people became her family and took such good care of her.

 

Cremation has taken place. Services will be held at a time when family and friends can gather safely and honor the memory of the best mom, gramma, and great gramma. Memorials are suggested to Albert’s Angel Fund, or the Ancient Order of Hibernian’s St. Patrick’s Cemetery Restoration Fund.

 

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Arthur Vidrich of Butte, Montana | 1934 - 2020 | Obituary

 

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Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020

Arthur Vidrich

July 30, 1934 - November 06, 2020

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Arthur Vidrich, 86

Arthur Vidrich, beloved father, grandfather, and brother passed away on Friday, November 6, 2020, at St. James Healthcare in Butte, Montana at the age of 86, after succumbing to Covid-19.

 

Born Arthur Christopher Vidrich in Butte on July 30, 1934, to Michael and Frances Vidrich, he was the youngest of six children.

 

A lifelong resident of Butte, Art attended local schools, and proudly served his country in the United States Army. He also worked for the Anaconda Company, spent time working as a driller and an underground miner, and for many years, he worked off and on as a mechanic and carpenter.

 

Art was married to Arlene Wassberg, of Butte. He and Arlene spent many happy years together until her passing in 2014.

 

Art was known by his family and friends for his stubbornness, sense of humor, and kind spirit. He enjoyed a good conversation, hunting, fishing, and panning for gold. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

 

Art leaves behind his son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Christina Vidrich; his son and daughter, Billy and Tracy Vidrich; his stepsons, Dale, Tommy, Larry, Jerry, and Mark Phillips; his stepdaughter, Terrie Cox; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including his grandsons, Grant Marshall and Chris Cox; his granddaughters, Angela Haaland and Hannah McKelvey; his sister, Dorothy Doty; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Art is preceded in death by his wife, Arlene, his parents, Michael and Frances Vidrich, his brothers, Mike, Tony, Andy, and George Vidrich; his niece, Diane Vidrich Weir; and his granddaughter, Desiree Dawn Davila.

 

Due to current restrictions, Art’s family will be holding a private service to celebrate his life.

 

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020