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Sister Elizabeth Butler
SAN PEDRO, Calif. - Sister Elizabeth Butler,

a Sister of St. Joseph of Cluny for 53 years, died peacefully after a short illness on Sunday, October 2, 2011 in Cluny Convent, San Pedro, California, surrounded by her religious community.
She was born in Ireland in 1938 and professed vows in 1958.
She trained for elementary education and taught in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Newport, Rhode Island; and Wilmington, California. Her ministry also included community bursar, care of the elderly in Rhode Island, and in recent years, co-directing the Poverty Program in Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Wilmington where she was known to many as “Sister Smiley”.
She is sadly missed by her Cluny Sisters, her sisters Brigid Armstrong of Ireland and Chrissie Milner of Oregon, many nieces and nephews and friends.

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