William W. “Butch” Manell

Whitehall, New York – William W. “Butch” Manell, 77, of Blinn Street passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, in the Glens Falls Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born on April 9, 1945, in Clemons, New York, the son of the late William and Marilyn (Baldwin) Manell.

Butch married Pauline O’Neil in September 1969 and raised two daughters.

He started working for a mason union and constructed many buildings throughout the area and then went out on his own and became a private contractor in the Whitehall area.

Butch enjoyed playing pitch with his family and friends, stopping by Putorti’s Garage to see his buddies and making people laugh.

In addition to his parents, Butch is predeceased by his brother Ronald Manell. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Pauline Manell, two daughters Karen McLaughlin and her husband RJ, Kim LaCroix and her husband Michael, their children Mason LaCroix and Matthew LaCroix, siblings Shirley Belden (Robert), Sandy Walsh (Dave), Debbie Martel (Randy), Christine Wurthman, David Manell, Gary Manell (Barb), Tom Manell, sister-in-law Debra Manell and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours, and graveside services will be private and conducted at a later date in Greenmount Cemetery in Whitehall. Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Jillson Funeral Home Inc., 46 Williams St. in Whitehall.

Donations may be made in Butch’s memory to the North Shore Animal League, 115 Maple St., Glens Falls, NY 12801 or Skenesborough Emergency Squad, PO Box 333, Whitehall, NY 12887.

Online condolences may be made at jillsonfuneralhome.com.