Joseph M. Butler, 48, passed away at his home Wednesday, June 9, 2021. He was born in Belfast Sept. 27, 1972, the son of Michael and Elaine (Goslin) Butler. He grew up in the Belfast area and was educated in local schools.

After high school, Joseph enlisted in the Army and proudly served his country during the Desert Storm conflict. He was also very proud of the fact that he had earned a Bronze Star. After being discharged from the Army, Joseph returned to Maine, where he would reside in Augusta. Joseph was a member of both the VFW and American Legion. He will always be remembered for his love of spending time with his son, Brandon, as well as his service dog, Vala. He will be deeply missed.

Joseph is survived by his two sons, Brandon and Aaron Butler; his mother, Elaine Butler; and his sister, Brandy, and her husband, Rich. He was predeceased by his father, Michael.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared with Joseph’s family at familyfirstfh.com.

A private graveside service with military honors will be held at the Maine Veterans’ Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta. Arrangements are with Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home & Cremation Care,  Augusta.