Msgr. Pierre A. Botton
Msgr. Pierre A. Botton, a longtime resident of Ridgefield, and a former Pastor of St. John Roman Catholic Church in Noroton, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2010 at Rosenthal Hospice in Stamford.
Born in 1929 in Lyon, France, he was the son of the late Marie Duvernay and Joseph Botton. He was 80 years of age. Msgr. Botton was ordained on June 2, 1956 at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Ridgefield.
He taught for seven years at St. Mary’s Boys High School in Greenwich. He was Pastor at St. John Roman Cathloic Church in Noroton from 1972 to 1990 and St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church in Westport from 1990 to 1997. He was retired Priest in Residence at St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church in Norwalk from 1997 to 2006.
He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Madeleine and Loretto Buzzeo of Stamford; one nephew, Joseph Buzzeo of Trumbull; one niece, Theresa Broughton of Stamford; and a grand niece and two grand nephews.
The family will receive friends at St. John Roman Catholic Church, 1986 Post Road, Noroton on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by the Parish Vigil Mass at 7 p.m. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. John Roman Catholic Church, 1986 Post Road, Noroton on Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 10:30 AM.
Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery in Ridgefield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Noroton Fire Department, 1873 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. www.lawrencefuneralhome.com