Patrick Joseph Butler Jr.

October 31, 1961 ~ July 13, 2022 (age 60)


Patrick J. “Rick” Butler, Jr. passed away July 13, 2022 from complications of kidney cancer and was buried in a private ceremony at St. Louis No. 3 Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 60 years of age. Rick graduated from Jesuit High School New Orleans, the University of Notre Dame, and Duke Law School, each with various honors. He retired from the practice of law as a partner of Phelps Dunbar, L.L.P. in New Orleans. He served nine years on the Board of Commissioners of the New Orleans City Park Improvement Association, helping to guide the park through Hurricane Katrina and its immediate aftermath as President of the Board from 2003-2006. Rick is survived by his mother, Barbara Racivitch Butler; sister, Barbara Butler; uncles, Peter J. Butler and James F. “Bill” Setchell; aunts, Billie Butler and Judy Setchell; and cousins, Peter J. Butler, Jr., Thomas J. Butler, Julie Butler, Suzi Setchell Harrell, Kristy Setchell Tervo, Teresa Setchell Greenlee, David Setchell, and Mary Setchell Ruddick. In lieu of flowers, donations to Jesuit High School of New Orleans or Friends of City Park ( are preferred. Arrangements were entrusted to Jacob Schoen and Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70119. To view and sign the virtual register book, please visit

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