Edwina Buttrick, who was known as Eddie, of Cataumet died at home January 30 after a battle with cancer. She was 83.
She was the wife of Captain Richard O. Buttrick, US Coast Guard (retired), who died in 2019. They had shared 58 years of marriage.
The daughter of Captain Victor F. and Alice (Phillips) Tydlacka, she was raised in a Coast Guard family that moved around often. While in high school she stayed active playing varsity sports and upon graduating furthered her education at Russell Sage College, where she studied to be a physical education teacher.
She met Richard Buttrick at a dance while he was attending the Coast Guard Academy and the two would marry. Similar to her own upbringing, the couple were stationed at many different USCG bases across the United States. The family moved to Cape Cod in the summer of 1982 and settled here permanently.
An accomplished cook, Ms. Buttrick enjoyed being a hostess, and she also took great pride in her garden of roses.
She leaves her older sister, Vicki Bakker, and her younger brother, Jerry Tydlacka; five children, Jeffrey E. Buttrick and his wife, Pamela (Nygard) Buttrick, of Sandwich, Richard C. Buttrick, and his wife, Kimberly (McCartney) Buttrick, of Falmouth, CDR Scott A. Buttrick USCG (retired) of Silver Spring, Maryland, David J. Buttrick and his wife, Kristen (Gove) Buttrick, of Sandwich and Pamela D. Oliveira and her husband, Todd Oliveira, of Falmouth; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, February 4, from 5 to 7 PM at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 74 Algonquin Avenue in Mashpee. The funeral service and burial at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne will both be private.