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Darrell (Butch) Bussino, Sr.

Posted 2024-02-07 by Pat R
Wickenburg Sun (Wickenburg, Arizona)
Wednesday, October 25, 2023, p. A-6

Darrell (Butch) Bussino, Sr.
November 3, 1946 - October 15, 2023

Darrell (Butch) Bussino, Sr. of Wickenburg passed away from pancreatic
cancer Oct. 15, 2023, at home surrounded by his family at the age of 76.
He leaves his beloved wife, Alice (Haggett) Bussino; son, Darrell
Bussino, Jr. (and wife Amy Wright); daughter Yvonne Bussino;
grandchildren Allison and Alexia Martin, Marcus Lillie, Reilly Auger and
Ellie Searles, Ben Auger and Allison Gray, and Maya Auger; and sister
Maral Fowler (and husband Fred Fowler). He is predeceased by his parents
Vernon and Marion Bussino.

Butch grew up in Middlesex, Vermont, where he helped on his family farm.
He loved motorcycles and fast cars. He met and married Alice in 1967,
and they had two beautiful children. He was accomplished in many areas.
He traveled around Vermont doing dynamite blasting and drilling and
working at ski mountains. By his mid-20s, Butch was in charge of a crew
that blasted the path for sections of I-91. He was a mechanic at the
Ford dealership in Barre and worked for himself doing building
construction and carpentry. He was always disappointed in the quality of
the lumber at the lumber yards so he bought a Lane sawmill in 1977,
which led him to own and operate his own lumberyard for 15 years while
still taking on a few carpentry jobs now and then.

Butch left many friends and family in Vermont to move to Wickenburg in
1993 because of his Rheumatoid Arthritis. Many of his Vermont friends
still come to visit in Arizona, and he enjoyed regular visits back to
Vermont to fish and see friends and family.

While in Arizona, he was able to use his hands to work again and once
again did carpentry work around Wickenburg and Prescott. He made many
friends in Arizona. Though he never struck it rich as a gold prospector,
he liked to go into the desert to see what he could find, and often did
find small amounts of gold. He was always tinkering and fixing things
up, especially after he retired.

Butch was a lifelong, avid hunter and fisherman in both Arizona and
Vermont, catching many impressive trophies. In Arizona, Butch started
hunting exclusively with his bow because he felt it was more challenging
than using a rifle.

Celebrations of life will be announced when organized for Arizona and

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