ENOSBURG FALLS – Merrill Allen Cutting, age 86, husband of Phyllis (Goodhue) Cutting passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans with his loving family at his side.
He was born in Sheldon on January 4, 1927 the son of the late, Carmine A. & Mable M. (Malone) Cutting.
Merrill was a 1945 graduate of Brigham Academy. On August 14, 1949 he married Phyllis C. Goodhue in the Enosburg Falls United Methodist Church. Merrill spent all his life in the milk business, first on the family farm in East Bakersfield then at United Farmers Creamery in Enosburg Falls. He retired in 1980 from a back injury while working at the St. Albans Co-Op Creamery in St. Albans where he was a Foreman.
Merrill loved to read and spent many hours reading anything he could get his hands on. He was a member of the Lincoln Lodge # 78 F&AM and the Enosburg Falls United Methodist Church.
Besides his wife Phyllis of 63 years, Merrill is survived by 3 special children and their families, Keith Cutting and his wife Susan of Springfield, NH, Patricia Couture and her husband Mark of Georgia, and Donald Cutting of Enosburg Falls; 4 special grandchildren, Justin Cutting and his wife Lynn of Hampton, NH, Andrew Cutting and his wife Chris of Eden Prairie, MN, Krista Birkheimer and her husband John of Franklin, and Nathan Couture and his wife Jina of Georgia; great grandchildren, Parker & Paige Cutting of Hampton, NH, Grace & Will Cutting of Eden Prarie, MN, and Anastasia & Penelope Couture of Georgia; step grandchildren, Kevin Trybulski and his wife Chase of Newport, NH and David Trybulski of Springfield, NH; step great grandchildren, Carter & Sadie Trybulski of Newport, NH, and Tristen & Noah Trybulski of Springfield, NH; brother-in-law, Wendell “Bing” Gilbert of East Bakersfield; and sisters-in-law, Barbara Cutting of Franklin & Mary Goodhue of St. Albans; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, Merrill was predeceased by his sisters, Shirley Gilbert & Betty Cutting; a brother, Harold R. Cutting; and brothers-in-law Herman Goodhue and his wife Margaret and Melbourne “Bucky” Goodhue.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls with Pastor Lyle Willey officiating. Interment will follow in the East Berkshire Congregational Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4-7 PM at the Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls.
For those who wish, contributions in Merrill’s memory may be made to the Enosburgh Ambulance Service, 83 Sampsonville Road, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450 or to the Make A Wish Foundation of Vermont 100 Dorset St. Suite 14, South Burlington, VT 05403-6241.