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Carlton "Butch" J. Garen

October 26, 1949 ~ February 3, 2021 (age 71)


Carlton “Butch” John Garen, 71, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2021 at Baystate Medical Center.  Butch was born on October 26, 1949, in Springfield, son to the late John C. and June L. (Sherman) Garen.  He was raised and educated in West Springfield, and was a graduate from West Springfield High School.  He later attended UMASS Amherst and earned his degree in Landscape Architecture.  Butch honorably served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam.  He worked for Old Colony Envelope, and later retired from Sullivan Paper Company in West Springfield.  He had a passion for vintage and classic cars, owning, restoring and detailing his prized corvettes and several other antique cars.  Butch enjoyed maintaining his yard to perfection.    Butch is survived by his daughter Kelly Garen and her fiancé Jonathan Bandoski of Chester, his cherished pup Winnie, and his benevolent Karen Garen.  All services for Butch will be private for the family.  To express condolences to the family of Butch, please visit www, for Butch’s tribute page.

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