Obituaries 07-28-2015

George Imrey

Retired Investment Banker

George S. Imrey of Boston passed away on July 13 with members of his loving family surrounding him.  He was 82 years old.

After being diagnosed with cancer, he lived fully with amazing energy and a continued zest for life until the end.

George was born in Miskolc, Hungary in 1933 and attended high school in Caracas, Venezuela.  He received a BS in Business and an MS in Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He then received a JD from Harvard Law School.  He had an admirable career in investment banking, but his true passions included spending time with his family, being in and on the waters of Martha’s Vineyard, and pursuing his creative and intellectual interests in literature, art, music, architecture, mathematics, and computer science.

George shared time between Martha’s Vineyard and Beacon Hill, Boston, developing strong local relationships with everyone who knew him.  George was a giving, caring soul, with a deep capacity for emotional depth, human connection, and humor.  He will be missed by all of us.

He leaves Sally Brewster, his life partner of over 30 years; three children from his former marriage, Celia Imrey, G. Christopher Imrey (Alouna Imrey), and Thomas Imrey (Christine Imrey); three stepchildren, Jennifer Brewster Jordan (Bret Jordan), Annie Brewster (Rick Weyerhaeuser), and David Brewster (Oleanna Klein); and 16 adoring grandchildren.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held in September.

Susan Ann Butterworth

Owner of Beacon Hill Bed & Breakfast

Susan Ann Butterworth of Beacon Hill died on July 22 at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Mrs. Butterworth is survived by her sons Nicholas Butterworth of New York and Michael Butterworth of Austin, Texas,; her sister Carol Lipsitch and brother-in-law Stephen Figlewski of Montclair, N..J.,; her grandson James Root Butterworth; her nieces Sarah Figlewski and Celia Hicks; and her dogs Petrushka and Zoe.

Mrs. Butterworth was born in San Francisco and grew up in Paris. A graduate of Wellesley College, she earned a master’s degree from Yale University. She taught French at Dana Hall School of Wellesley, the Advent School of Boston and Brookline High School. She was co-founder and manager of Les Chanterelles Catering and owned and ran the Beacon Hill Bed & Breakfast. She was a patron of and volunteered for civic organizations including the Boston Ballet, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Symphony and the Women’s Lunch Place.

A private memorial service will be held in September. The family asks that donations in lieu of flowers be sent to the Gynecologic Cancer Research Fund, Dr. Michael Birrer, Massachusetts General Hospital, Yawkey 9E, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114.

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