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MEREDITH - Mark Tuttle, 89, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, after a long period of failing health. He was the son of the late William Penn Tuttle and Barbara (Clarke) Tuttle. He was a proud descendant of the Tuttle Family Farm, Dover, N.H., where he was born Aug. 22, 1923, and shared Thanksgiving every year with his extended family. From his farming roots he gained a love of growing vegetables and gardened as long as he physically was able.
Mark was a retired educator, having taught mathematics at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn., for 33 years. During his tenure at various points he also served as a dean, head of the Math Department, athletic director, and cross country and track coach and program Director. He retired from Choate-Rosemary Hall in 1988.
In his final years, Mr. Tuttle was a resident of Forestview Manor in Meredith, N.H. On behalf of Mark the family wishes to extend its gratitude to all the staff for their attentive care and friendship.
Mark, husband for 47 years to the late Marcia Sullivan Tuttle, was also predeceased by his two brothers, William and Hugh. Mark leaves his three children: Mark D. Tuttle of Glastonbury, Conn., and his wife Joann; Benjamin Tuttle of Laconia, N.H., his wife Barbara; and Margaret Tuttle McGrath of Wading River, N.Y., and her husband William. He leaves his grandchildren: Elizabeth Viens and her husband, Timothy; Christopher Tuttle and his wife, Jessica; David Tuttle and his wife Ann Lo; Catherine Fecteau and her husband, Ryan; Stephen Tuttle; and Lauren McGrath; his great-granddaughter, Avery Viens. Mark also leaves his sister, Barbara Tuttle Kent of Lexington, Mass.
In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Mass Audubon, 208 South Great Rd., Lincoln, MA 01773 (www.massaudubon.org), or American Red Cross, PO Box 97089 Washington, D.C. 20090 (www.redcross.org).
There will be no calling hours.
A private, family service will be held in the spring.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
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Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home
164 Pleasant Street
Laconia, NH 03246
Published in Fosters from Jan. 8 to Jan. 11, 2013