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Robert Edward Cutting

September 30, 1949 — March 28, 2024


On March 28, 2024, the world said goodbye to a true original, Robert E. Cutting, fondly known as Bob to his friends and family.  On September 30, 1949, Robert embarked on a journey that would span 74 incredible years.

As a young man, Robert proudly served his country in the US Army, where he spent the majority of his time in Vietnam. 
In the years following, Robert continued to show love for his country by serving as an active member & past commander of the V.F.W. He also participated as a color guard member of the American Legion.  A resident of Gardner, Massachusetts, 
he etched vivid and lasting impressions on the hearts of all who had the good fortune to know him. As Mark Twain put it, "The secret of getting ahead is getting started," and Robert "got started" in numerous fields, bringing his unique flair to each one.  
Robert's professional life was as diverse as it was remarkable. From truck & cab driving to stone masonry, he was a man of  many talents, never confined by the boundaries of a single profession. His last employment before retiring was with Smiley's Taxi  in Gardner, MA, where his affable personality and zest for life were cherished by colleagues and customers alike. 

In retirement, Robert continued to infuse every day with enthusiasm, enjoying time with his brothers and friends. He also enjoyed baking & most often would give his baked goods away to neighbors and local first responders. He also enjoyed baking & most often would give his baked goods away to neighbors and local first responders.  He raised his two daughters in Winchendon, MA & made beautiful memories along the way. 
From bike rides at Lake Dennison & road trips to Vermont,, to roller skating at Roll-On America & sledding at the  Winchendon school, Bob was also known to many as “Uncle Bob” & was always up for a fun adventure with his girls & their cousins. 

Robert had a very strong bond with his brothers and sisters and would do anything for them with all the love in his heart. 
Robert treated all his nieces and nephews as if they were his own children and in doing so created a very strong family bond between them all. Bob was also famous for playing a great Santa at many annual Christmas parties. 
Robert's time spent with family was what he cherished most. 

Robert leaves behind his daughter, Missina Cutting & her son, Elliott. He leaves four brothers, Richard, Randall, Ronald & Rodney Cutting, and one sister, Marilyn Mercier, all of whom he loved dearly. 
He also leaves behind two granddaughters, Bella & Mikayla, who he referred to as his “Princess.” 

Robert also had several nieces & nephews that he loved so very much. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Marion, Cutting, his daughter Angela, grandson Tristan, two siblings Roger and Marlene, and two brothers-in-law, Richard Adams and Robert Mercier. Robert was a strong believer & follower of Christ & shared his love of God with anyone 
who would listen, quoting bible verses & singing worship songs wherever he could. The pain of his physical absence is alleviated by the knowledge that his spirit lives on in the stories, laughter, and love that he shared with those he held dear.  

Calling hours for Robert will be held in the Mack Funeral Home,105 Central Street, Gardner, MA 01440 on April 9, 2024, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 12, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon, MA 01475. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, 268 Central Street, Gardner, MA 01440.

Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor, and Melissa A. McQuaid, Funeral Directors. 

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, April 9, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mack Family Funeral Homes - Lamoureux Smith & Polks Chapel

105 Central St., Gardner, MA 01440

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Graveside Service

Friday, April 12, 2024

10:00 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Massachusetts Veteran's Memorial Cemetery

111 Glenallen St., Winchendon, MA 01475

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