Peter David Nute, 69, of Hopkinton passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 22.
Born on Jan. 15, 1953, to the late Charles and Grace (Harrington) Nute in Manchester, Connecticut, Peter grew up in Jupiter, Florida, where he could always be found in and on the water. He graduated from the University of Florida, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in building construction and went on to build a successful career in the heavy construction industry for 46 years as a superintendent and estimator. A devoted husband, father, brother and “Grampy,” Peter loved nothing more than spending time with his family, especially his four grandchildren. Hiking, nature, music, history and photography were his lifelong passions.
Peter is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Shirley (Ramdharry), son Christopher Nute and wife Melanie (Dunn) of Upton, daughter Amanda Harpole and husband Theron of Wayland, and daughter Jessica Wasniewski and husband Joseph of Needham; grandchildren Arya Harpole, Lea and Xander Wasniewski, and Samantha Nute; brother Robert Nute of Seabrook, Texas, sister Dorothy Weigel of Hobe Sound, Florida, and sister Kathleen Morrow of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his brother Arthur.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Parish, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton. Calling hours will be held on Friday, Oct. 28, from 4-7 p.m. at Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton.
Donations may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. John the Evangelist Parish, Hopkinton, at svdpboston.org.
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