Marianne S. Butler, 75, of Fairfield, wife of Robert M. Butler, died May 8 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford.

Born in Budapest, Hungary, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Schick. After leaving Hungary during the revolution of 1956, she lived in Paris, France for three years before immigrating to the United States in 1959. She married her husband, Robert, in 1963, and together they ran the Butler Business School, where she was vice president and director of financial aid. Over the last several years, worked at both the Family Album and Silver Ribbon Jewelry Store in Westport. She and her husband were former members of the Black Rock Yacht Club. An avid reader, she also liked to knit, travel, attend the opera, walk on the beach and spend time there with her grandchildren.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, are two daughters and their families: Kimberly B. Szabo, her husband Zoltan and their children Kristine and Alexandra of Trumbull, and Laura B. Dowling, her husband Gregory and their children Cole and Gavin of Trumbull; a brother, George Schick, of New Jersey; a sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Jack Weppel, of North Carolina, four nieces and nephews and their families, as well as family remaining in Hungary.

A celebration of her life will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church, 1089 Fairfield Woods Road. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday, May 10, from 4 to 8 p.m., in the Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road. Memorial contributions can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA, 90226, or to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405, 203-215-7500. For information, or to sign the online guest register, visit