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Joyce A. "Nanny" (Novak) Butera

March 7, 1940 ~ April 24, 2022 (age 82)

Obituary

Joyce A. "Nanny" Butera, 82, of Lebanon, died on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at her home. She was born on Thursday, March 7, 1940 to the late John C. Novak and Dorothy P. Novak nee Wonders in Lebanon. Joyce was a proud veteran of the United States Navy. She held a number of post-military jobs, but was affectionately known as “Baretta” while working at Cedar Crest High School as a disciplinarian. She eventually retired from Verizon. Joyce was a legendary cook and baker, supplying all the pies and cookies to the family for every holiday. She was also a gardener, author and huge fan of the Minnesota Vikings. She loved her dogs, cats and tropical fish. Her family will always remember her strong faith and unconditional love of family. Surviving are children Joseph J. Butera, New Cumberland (Caren Butera); Nina M. Butera of Syracuse NY; Susan L. Butera of Lebanon and Steven M. Butera of Hummelstown. Joyce was Nanny to 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, John C. Novak, Jr. Viewing will be on Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Christman's Funeral Home, Inc. 226 Cumberland Street, Lebanon. Funeral services will be on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 3:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Lebanon, following the service. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Humane Society of Lebanon County. For more information or to send messages of condolence, please visit www.christmansfuneralhome.com.

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Services

Viewing
Saturday
April 30, 2022

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Christman's Funeral Home, Inc.
226 Cumberland Street
Lebanon, PA 17042

Funeral Service
Saturday
April 30, 2022

3:00 PM
Christman's Funeral Home, Inc.
226 Cumberland Street
Lebanon, PA 17042

Donations

Humane Society of Lebanon County
150 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown PA 17067

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