Dorothy Mae (Keene) Butler, 83, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2011 in Belfast. She was born in Liberty Dec. 7, 1927 to Alexander and Berniece (Howard) Keene. She loved birds, especially her pet canaries.

Dorothy was predeceased by both parents; two brothers and a sister; as well as infant twins.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Dorothy Collins and her husband Donald of Searsmont, Raymond Butler and his wife Kathy of Vermont, Kenyon Butler and his wife Jan of Connecticut, Veronica “Roni” Hamm and her husband Rudy of Morrill, Duane Butler and his wife Connie of Morrill, Beverley Hustus and her husband Victor of Monroe; her siblings, Alex Keene of Belfast, Jean Bower of Belfast, Faye Carr and her husband Jerry of Union; her long-time companion, Everett Clark of Searsmont; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Pen Bay and at Harbor Hill, especially Kristy and John. Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 2 at 1 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery in Searsmont.

Arrangements are under the care of Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Online condolences may be offered to the family at ripostafh.com.