Richard W. Mutti, 82
Hudson – Richard W. “Dick” Mutti, 82, of Hudson, formerly of Marlborough, died Saturday night, April 27, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Helene (Richer) Mutti, to whom he was married for 62 years.
He was born in Worcester, the son of the late Anthony C. and Mary A. (Smith) Mutti, and spent most of his life in Marlborough before moving to Hudson 20 years ago.
Mr. Mutti was a United States Air Force Veteran serving his country in the Korean Conflict. After the war he, along with his father, owned and operated the former United Appliance. Later he went to work for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Department of Environmental Management. In that capacity, he was in charge of all of the skating rinks and public pools in the state, including Navin Rink in Marlborough.
He and his wife were members of the former St. Mary’s Church in Marlborough, and were current members of St. Bernadette’s Church in Northborough.
Mr. Mutti was a former director of the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce, served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cushing Hospital, and was active in local politics. For many years, he sponsored and coached the former Mutti’s Maytag team in the Marlborough Youth Baseball. Above all else, he was a loving husband and father to his family.
Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, David Mutti of Woodshole, Christopher Mutti and his wife Doreen of Hudson, and Gary Mutti of Falmouth; one daughter, Kathleen O’Leary and her husband Stephen of Northborough; three sisters, Geraldine Dershay of Fla., Joan Scerra of Marlborough, and Veronica Mutti of Rutland; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves a longtime close friend, Wes Tuttle of Marlborough.
His funeral will be held Friday, May 3, at 10:00 a.m., in St. Bernadette’s Church of Northborough. Burial will follow in Howard Street Cemetery of Northborough. Visiting hours at the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (www.shortfuneral.com), 95 West Main St., Marlborough, will be held Thursday, May 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.
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