Woodbury first selectman dies after heart attack

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WOODBURY -

Woodbury's First Selectman William Butterly has died at the age of 75, town officials confirmed.

Butterly died of a heart attack Saturday.

Officials say Butterly served as first selectman for five years - unaffiliated with any party. Prior to that, he was on the Woodbury Board of Finance for several years.

Signs of remembrance can be seen across town, including a bunting at Town Hall and flags at half-staff in his honor.

Colleagues say Butterly was a kind man who would do anything for the town.

News 12 is told that Selectman Barbara Perkinson will be acting as first selectman until the board votes on a replacement, which could come as early as Friday.

"He was a true advocate for the town of Woodbury,” says Perkinson. “He was out and about everywhere, coffee shops, strolling the sidewalks, at Woodbury events no matter who sponsored them.”

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