William “Bill” Nutting of Phillipston MA passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018. He is survived by two sisters, three sons, a step-son and a long haired miniature dachshund.
Bill was born on July 8, 1950 in Westfield MA and spent most of his youth in Fitchburg MA, where he attended primary and secondary schools and went on to graduate from Fitchburg State College with a BS in Secondary Science Education. In 1972 Bill embarked on what came to be a forty-five year career when he acquired a job as a lab technician at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner MA. While assisting professors, developing labs, and running the school’s greenhouse, Bill continued his education obtaining his Masters in Biology and eventually becoming a professor himself for nearly three decades. Bill loved to teach and to learn. He had an insatiable curiosity that was evident by an always increasing pile of books. An extensive traveler and certified scuba-diver, Bill had the good fortune to experience once-in-a-lifetime moments that he loved to relate to a willing ear. A short list of Bill’s other accomplishments would be: designing and building his own home, creating college courses, obtaining a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a skilled gardener, and a mad quilter Bill will especially be missed and remembered as a great conversationalist and as a model of how to sustain a state of wonder. There will be a private celebration of Bill’s life with close family and friends. Those who desire may make memorial donations in memory of Bill to the ASPCA. His arrangements have been entrusted to the Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School St., Webster, MA a guest book is available at www.shaw-majercik.com where you may post a condolence or light a candle.