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Hollis Fay Butler

August 6, 1949 ~ October 2, 2020 (age 71)


Hollis Fay Butler,71, of Auburn, passed away peacefully, on Friday, October 2, 2020 while surrounded by her family, after battling stage 4 ovarian cancer for nearly 5 years. She was born August 6, 1949 in Auburn, NY to the late William and Madeline Holmes Sliter. She was known for her crafts, puzzles, summer-time canning, little league baseball, and having a house full of neighborhood kids. She retired from Lowes Home Improvement.

Hollis is survived by her brother William (Barb) Sliter, sisters Eunice Greene and Katherine Sliter; son John Butler Jr.; daughters Julie Butler, Joanne Butler and Jennifer (Dane) Butler-LeMaire; 3 grandchildren Shelby (fiancé Paige Petrie) Freligh, Craig Freligh and Kiara LeMaire.

In addition to her parents, Hollis was predeceased by her sister Sharon Smith and brothers-in-law Joe Smith and John Greene.

Family and friends are invited to attend visitation from 10AM to 12PM, Today, Tuesday October 6, 2020 at Brew Funeral Home, 48 South Street, Auburn, NY. A graveside service will follow at 2PM at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 3 Park Street, Port Byron, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Hollis’s name to the Matthew House,43 Metcalf Drive, Auburn, NY 13021, Hospice of Central NY, 900 Seventh North Street, Liverpool, NY 13088, UR Medicine Wilmot Cancer Institute, 511W. Washington Street, Geneva, 14456 or Meals on Wheels of Cayuga County, 149 Genesee Street, Box 3, Auburn, NY 13021. 

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October 6, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Brew Funeral Home & Shakelton Funeral Home
48 South Street
Auburn, NY 13021

Graveside Service
October 6, 2020

2:00 PM
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
3 Park Street
Port Byron, NY 13140


Matthew House
43 Metcalf Drive, Auburn NY 13021

Hospice of Central New York & of the Finger Lakes
990 Seventh North Street, Liverpool NY 13088
Tel: 1-315-634-2159

Meals on Wheels of Cayuga County
149 Genesee Street, Box 3, Auburn NY 13021

UR Medicine Wilmot Cancer Institute
511W. Washington Street, Geneva NY 14456

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