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James H. Scutt

PITTSFIELD James H. Scutt, of 31 Bossidy Drive in Pittsfield, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his friends and beloved staff on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.Jimmy loved his family and friends. He loved to go on vacations and dining out (athough his favorite food was Ginny's baked beans!).

In his younger days he loved bowling, going to dances, and participating in the Special Olympics. He also loved riding in the fire truck in the 4th of July parade every year and playing "Santa" to his nieces and nephews every Christmas when they were young. He was an avid Yankees' fan as well. His favorite holiday was his birthday, which was spent at "Jimmy's" Restaurant every year! He was a member of the Immanuel Community Church.

He is survived by his sister-in-law, Virginia Scutt of Pittsfield; brother, Gerald Scutt (Connie Scutt) of Winsted, Conn.; his niece and guardian, Heather Bartini (Timothy Bartini); nephews, William Scutt (Pamela Scutt), Gerald Scutt Jr., Jeffrey Scutt (Johanna Scutt) and niece Deborah Jalbert (David Jalbert).

He is also survived by his great nieces, Hannah Bartini Casucci, Jessica Householder, and Sara Scutt, as well as great-nephews, Dean Bartini, William Edward Scutt, Joshua Scutt, Connor Scutt and Gerald Scutt. He also leaves his housemates and good friends, Ed MacLean and Jonathan Wallace.

He was predeceased by his brother, Francis "Junie" Scutt, his nephew, Dean C. Scutt, his parents, Frank and Edna Scutt, as well as his close friend, Larry Goodsill.

The family would like to give a very heartfelt thank you to all of his loving staff from Guidewire Inc. at 31 Bossidy Drive: Taryn Mancivalano, Paul Brown, Chris Buffi, John Cunningham and many more.

For more than 20 years, his housemates and staff were his extended family, and we thank them for being so special to our Jimmy and to our entire family. We also thank the staff of Berkshire Vocational Services for their support and friendship.

Our thanks to HospiceCare in the Berkshires for helping making Jimmy's last month peaceful and safe in his home with his friends and caring Meridian staff.

FUNERAL NOTICE-: Calling hours will be on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 5-7p.m. at WELLINGTON FUNERAL HOME. The funeral will be officiated by the Rev. John Cunningham on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. at Wellington Funeral Home, with burial to follow at the Mellonville Cemetery in New York State.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Massachusetts Special Olympics or HospiceCare in the Berkshires in care of the funeral home, 220 East St., Pittsfield, MA 01201.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Sept. 25, 2012
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