Loring E. "Butch" Braley

Auburn, ME - Loring Erwin “Butch” Braley, age 76, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in Lewiston. 

He was born June 26, 1941 in Auburn ME to Erwin and Julia (Fuller) Braley.  He was a 1959 graduate of Edward Little High School.  Butch as he was affectionately called married his first wife, Ann (Nelson) in 1962. With Ann, he had two children, Tracy and Troy.  In 1976, he married his second wife Diane (Tozier) and had a third child, Kristine. 

He worked as an auto body mechanic for most of his life; working at Colman’s Collision Center, in Auburn, Larry Stewart’s Auto Sales in Lisbon and most recently Viking Motors of Oxford.   

Butch loved animals, always with a dog by his side for companionship.  He also loved to work on cars including a 1976 Chevy truck that he was always working on in his garage.   

Loring is survived by his second wife Diane of Auburn; a brother Maynard of New Gloucester; Sons Tracy and Susan Braley of Cocoa, FL, Troy and April Braley of Clermont FL; Daughter: Kristine and Michael Stone of Hermon ME.  He also leaves his grandchildren, Sara Braley and fiancé Rob Williams of Merritt Island FL, Mackenzie, Jacob, and Matthew Stone of Hermon ME.   Besides his parents, was predeceased by his first wife Ann.   

The family would like to extend a special thank you Willy and Raedelle Knight for all they did for Butch from cooking meals to being a true friend and everything in between.  It is with their help that Butch was able to stay in his home longer which is what he wanted. 


0 #4 Debbi Tiner Murphy 2017-11-16 01:25
So sorry to hear about the passing of Butch, he was a kind man and always had a smile. May he rest in peace.
0 #3 Ruth York 2017-11-15 20:44
Having grown up with Butch & Maynard at the lake, there are so many warm memories.... from the years with Ann when Tracy & Troy were little, to the years with Diane. We had so many beach parties with everyone silly, skinny dipping, singing, etc. When my boys were little, Butch loved to play with them and entice them to keep jumping off the dock till we were all exhausted. It's been sad to see the decline of past few years but glad he was able to stay home.
0 #2 Pat Lawler 2017-11-14 20:30
Such sorrow to hear one of my bff in high school has passed away. We always got caught "horsing" around in Print Shop at EL and the teacher, Mr Lowe would say to him, "Mr Braley, two hours on the lead rack!" I joined the Air Force and we would say a few words on "facebook" but I lived in Florida so we didn't keep in touch as much as I would have liked!!! I am sure Butch will be missed by lots of friends and of course, his family. Always smiling and a kind word to everyone. Hey buddy, let me know if they have lead racks in heaven??
0 #1 Judy Sudds Karam 2017-11-14 20:09
I send my sincere condolences to you, Maynard, and to all other family members. May Butch Rest In Peace.

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