Charlotte (LaCount) Cutler, 88, of Cape Coral, Florida passed away peacefully on Saturday November 7, 2020.
Born on May 9, 1932 to Bert and Ida (Predix) LaCount, Charlotte grew up in Montpelier, Vermont. After graduating from Montpelier High School, she began her long career with New England Telephone and Telegraph Company eventually retiring as a manager with AT&T.
Charlotte married Marcus M. Cutler in St. Augustine church in Montpelier on August 29, 1953. They moved to Burlington in 1967 and raised their family there.
Mark and Charlotte both enjoyed a long career with the telephone company retiring in the 1980s. After retirement they did some traveling around the United States. They relocated to Florida in 1997.
Charlotte had many talents. She loved recording music and writing songs which was a strong influence on her friends and family. She played piano, guitar and even took violin lessons after retiring to Florida. She loved rhyme and poetry and dabbled with words and music for several songs that have been enjoyed by her family especially her beloved Mark who was always her number one fan. As a gifted seamstress she put her personal touch on many handmade sweaters and clothing for her children and grandchildren. There is one particular sweater that was made for a granddaughter that is still in rotation throughout the great-grandchildren today.
She was good at reupholstering furniture and hanging wallpaper. The best way to describe Charlotte was that she was a person who could do anything she put her mind to. In fact, one of her most amazing accomplishments was reupholstering the soft top of a car over a weekend. Her ability to perform such a task on her own was not even remotely surprising to the people that knew her well. As an avid knitter she owned a yarn shop in Burlington for many years. During the time she owned the yarn shop she spent a lot of hours turning customers into friends and teaching people how to knit. Speaking from experience, Charlotte was a hard act to follow and she will be missed dearly.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years Mark; her four children Gary and his wife Janel, Douglas Cutler, Cynthia Fuller and Annemarie Cutler. Her nine grandchildren, Matthew Cutler and his wife Patricia, Jade Cutler, Joshua Cutler and his wife Ada, Keith Cutler and his wife Maegan, Kristin Cutler, Amy Barron and her husband Cory, Adam Fuller, Bradley Campagna and his wife Brittany, Katie Campagna and her partner Erica Tamposi; eight great grandchildren Joshua (JJ) Cutler, William Cutler, Mason Cutler, Grace Cutler, Benjamin Kidder, Levi Kidder, Lucas Campagna, Noah Campagna. Her two sisters Doris Benedini and Dorothy LaCount of Maine; a brother in law Bill O’Brien, two sisters-in-law, Marguerite Orr of Essex, Vermont and Florence Morse and her husband Elliott of East Montpelier, Vermont along with many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother Leonard LaCount, brother in law Gino Benedini, and several Cutler family members, Harold and Blanche Cutler, Jim and Kay Cutler, Robert and Madeline Cutler, Johnny and Lundy Cutler, Albert and Beverly Cutler, Lorraine O’Brien and Alden Orr.
Visiting hours were held privately with the immediate family. A memorial service is being planned for November 22nd and a celebration of life will be held in Vermont at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Family and friends may sign the guest register by visiting www.baldwincremation.com.