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Bruce C. Cutler, 71, of Elm Street, died Monday, July 10, 2017, in his home.
Born in Ipswich on 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, Maine; two grandchildren, Olivia C. and Kaya S. Parisi, both of S. Berwick; a brother, Garrett Cutler and his wife, Lucinda Cutler of New York, N.Y.; a sister, Joyce Thompson and her husband, Peter of W. 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 a.m. 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 p.m. Friday in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich with a Masonic Service at 5:30 p.m. and a V.F.W. Service at 6 p.m. 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. For directions or to leave a condolence, please visit www.whittier-porter.com.
Published on  July 17, 2017
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