BRADFORD - Leroy "Pete" Nutting was born in Bradford on June 2, 1939, and passed away Nov. 12, 2012, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He graduated from Bradford Academy in 1958. He married Sandra Gould on Oct. 29, 1960, at the Congregational Church in Bradford.
Pete started his meat career at the age of 11 for John Gibbs and worked at various stores in the area before opening his own store, Town Market, here in Bradford from 1979-1984. He owned his own meat cutting shop at his home for 47 years. Then he worked for HP Cummings for three years. Followed by Glencliff Home for the Elderly for 16 years. He retired from Glencliff to continue working full time at Hannafords in Bradford as a meat cutter until three weeks ago.
He accomplished all of this while being a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and he will be greatly missed by his wife Sandy, children Theresa Plante and fiancé Chuck Laroche of Woodsville, N.H., Stuart Nutting and wife Colleen of Bradford, Mary E Fournier and her husband Terry of Bradford and Janice Thompson and husband Roy of East Corinth, his grandchildren Reme Rock, Joseph Plante, Trisha Rock, Matthew Nutting, Adam Plante, Shaina Nutting, Michael Haluch, Jake Thompson, Molly Thompson, Brandon Swett and his five great-grandchildren.He is also survived by his siblings Beatrice Degoosh, Robert Nutting, Louis Nutting, Lester Nutting, Betty French, Ruth Bishop, and their families.
He is predeceased by his parents Woodrow and Beatrice Nutting, his sister Velma Degoosh, and his brother Dale Nutting.
His hobbies were his gardens and his chickens. Being a supporter of all his favorite charities, his strong support of friends and family, his love of Bradford and the people in it. In addition to working, these brought him great joy.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Grace United Methodist Church in Bradford, with the Rev. Mari Clark and the Rev. Michael Cadwell officiating. Visiting hours will be held Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hale Funeral Home, Upper Plain, Bradford. Burial will be private and held at a later time.
In lieu of flowers donations in Pete's memory made be made to Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 1 Med. Center Drive, Lebanon NH 03756 and the local Hospice of West Lebanon, 66 Benning St., Suite 6, West Lebanon, NH 03784.
The Hale Funeral Home of Bradford is in charge of arrangements.
To view an online guestbook go to www.halefuneralhomes.com.