MSGT Frederick T. ChuteSeptember 2, 1937 ~ August 29, 2017 (age 79)
On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, Master Sgt. Frederick T. Chute, 79 of Tilton, NH passed away at Mineral Springs Nursing Home in North Conway, NH after a period of declining health.
He was an Army veteran who served with the 7th Army Combat Engineers for 39 years.
Fred was born in Port Maitland, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada on September 2, 1937.
He was predeceased by his father Earl D. Chute; mother Leona Mae Smith-Chute; son Douglas Chute; sister; Marlene Chute; brothers Richard and David; and his second wife Barbara Bailey.
The family arrived in the United States in early 1954, where after only two days of being in New Hampshire, Fred joined the Army at the age of 17. After returning home from Germany, Fred met and married Marilyn Brooks.
After retiring, Fred worked for the Commonwealth Armory of Boston. He was the maintenance superintendent, overseeing all the National Guard Armories in Massachusetts. He was headquartered at Camp Curtis Guild in Wakefield, Mass. He retired again after 25 years of service.
During his second retirement, Fred loved hunting, fishing, golf and travel.
Fred is survived by his children, Christine White of Ossipee, NH; Mark Chute and his wife, Debbie of Silver Lake, NH; and Denise Ross and her husband Robert of Fairfax, VT.; his grandchildren, Lee and Trina Bell; Andrew and Thomas Chute; Alyssa Fisher and Noah Ross; and his brother Melvin Chute of Chocorua, NH.
Services are at the Gilman Cemetery on East Madison Road in Madison, NH. Graveside service will be on Wednesday, September 6, at 1:00pm with Military Honors, followed by a reception at Mark and Debbie’s Residence.