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Frederick G. McNutt

Obituary for Frederick G. McNutt

February 19, 1935 - April 9, 2020
Stoneham, Massachusetts | Age 85

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle and Friend


Frederick G. McNutt, 85, beloved husband of Arline (Stanley) McNutt, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 9, 2020 after his long battle with dementia.

Born in Somerville, he was the loving son of the late Morton and Kathleen (Martin) McNutt. Fred grew up in Somerville along with his eight siblings. After high school he joined the United States Air Force and served honorably during the Korean War. While stationed at Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth he met the love of his life Arline who would become his wife of 64 years. After they were married they moved to Medford and began raising a family. Eventually they settled in Stoneham and have remained ever since.

Fred was a heavy equipment operator and a member of the Local 4 Union for over 35 years. He worked on some of the largest construction projects in the City of Boston over the years, finishing his career on the Big Dig.

When Fred was not working, he had a love of music and singing. It was his music that got him through the tougher times.

During his retirement, Fred enjoyed spending winters in Florida with his wife and many friends.

His greatest joy came from being at home with his family and spending time with his grandchildren. Fred was a loving, generous and kind-hearted man with a witty sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by his adoring family and friends.

Fred is the beloved husband of Arline (Stanley) McNutt. Devoted father of Frederick H. McNutt and former wife Carol A. McNutt, Gary M. McNutt and his wife Linda, Jolene A. Puglia and her husband Bruce and Karen E. Schelzi and her husband James. Cherished grandfather of Nicole Blackington and her husband Alan, Jesse McNutt, Bobby McNutt and his wife Tara, Corey McNutt and his wife Anna, Steven Puglia and his significant other Laura, Eric Puglia and his fiancee Jenny, Paul McNutt and his fiancee Gina and Michael, Steven and Matthew Schelzi. Great grandfather of Matthew Smith, Ava Blackington, Connor McNutt and Dylan James McNutt. He is predeceased by his six brothers and two sisters. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fred's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452 or to Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial St #19, Malden, MA 02148.

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