John J. "Butch" Makuch, 78

Jan 25, 2022

John J. "Butch" Makuch, 78, of Mattapoisett died Monday, January 24, 2022 unexpectedly at Tobey Hospital. He was the husband of Donnalee R. (Carreau) Makuch.

Born in New Jersey, son of the late John and Helen (Kata) Makuch, he was raised in Rochester and lived in Mattapoisett for most of his life.

Butch honorably served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was formerly employed as a tanker truck driver by J.P. Noonan for 47 years until his retirement.

Butch was a very family oriented and strong-willed man. He loved spending time with his family and working around his house.

He is survived by his wife, Donnalee; two daughters, Audrey Makuch-Myre and her husband Richard and Cheryl Makuch-McKoy and her husband Matthew; his son, Christopher J. Makuch and his wife Shauna; two step-sons, Edward J. DeMello and Shaun E. DeMello; his sister, Barbara Eldridge; seven grandchildren, Allison M. Myre, Kaylie J. Huntley, Rhiannon J. McKoy, Emma E. Makuch, Cameron J. Makuch, Madison DeMello, and Edward J. DeMello, Jr.; two great-grandsons, Ronald Morrell, IV and Thomas Horn; and several nieces and nephews.

No services are scheduled at this time. For online guestbook, visit