Justine Herman Butler,  77, tennis hall of famer:

Justine ButlerJustine Herman Butler age 77 and tennis hall of famer, passed suddenly at her home Friday July 1, 2011.  A 53 year resident of Ridgefield, Justine is survived by her husband of 54 years Clarence, her three children: Bradford, Scott, and Kay.  Brad resides with his wife Sue in Terryville CT, Scott resides in Easton with his wife Patti, and Kay lives in Shelburne VT with her husband Paul.
A loving and caring wife and mother of her children, Justine remained fully committed to her six grandchildren, Brittany, Alexander, Shane, Krystyna, Olympia, and Amanda by attending endless sporting events, academic activities, and sponsoring multiple family gatherings.

Through her tireless efforts in teaching, supporting, and encouraging the sport of tennis, Justine was a recognized both at the local and national level by the naming of the old Ridgefield high school tennis courts, and induction into the Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport RI in 2001.  A special and strong woman, whose passion and dedication will be missed by her husband, family, and our community, Justine will be warmly remembered.

A memorial service took place at the First Congregational Church in Ridgefield on Wednesday.  Donations may be sent to the Justine H. Butler tennis scholarship fund at the Ridgefield parks and recreation.

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