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Bruce C. Cutler

Bruce C. Cutler, 71 of Elm Street, died Monday July 10, 2017 in his home. Born in Ipswich February 28, 1946 son of the late Ormond and Vera (Garrett) Cutler, he was raised in Ipswich, a 1964 graduate of Ipswich High School. He served an enlistment in the U.S. Coast Guard as a yeoman aboard the icebreaker Eastwind. During his tour of duty he had circumnavigated both the North and South poles.

Following his discharge he returned to Ipswich and was soon employed as a firefighter for the Town of Ipswich, serving from 1972 until his retirement in 1995. Bruce was married in 1975 and made his home on Poplar Street and later resided on Heartbreak Road. A man of the outdoors, he enjoyed fishing, clamming, lobstering the local waters and hiking with his dogs.

Bruce was a lifelong and active member of the Ascension Memorial Church,  and the John T. Heard Masonic Lodge. 

He is survived by a son, Bradley G. Cutler of Lynn; a daughter, Camilla A. Parisi and her husband Peter J. Parisi of S. Berwick, ME; two grandchildren, Olivia C. and Kaya S. Parisi both of S. Berwick; a brother, Garrett Cutler and his wife Lucinda Cutler of NY, NY; a sister, Joyce Thompson and her husband Peter  Thompson of Newbury; nieces Emma Thompson Meyer and Merrill Thompson Sabasteanski and  two cousins, Bill Regan and Jon Clark Wile.

His funeral will be held 10 am Saturday, July 22  in the Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County St., Ipswich followed by interment with Military Honors  in the Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours will be 4 to 7 pm Friday in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich with a Masonic Service at 5:30 pm and a V.F.W. Service at 6 pm. In lieu of flowers  memorial contributions in his name may be made  to the Friends of  The  Ipswich Elderly, P.O. Box 213, Ipswich, MA 01938 or Ipswich Humane Group, P. O. Box 873, Ipswich, MA 02138.


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