Edward M. Chute, 90

Edward M. Chute

Edward M. Chute, 90, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at his home in Bridgton with family by his side.

Edward was born October 12, 1927 in Casco, to Jenny and Robert D. Chute. He attended Casco schools until joining the Merchant Marines, delivering supplies during WWII. Upon returning home he married his childhood sweetheart, Gloria Peace Day, his partner in many adventures throughout their lives until her passing in 2012. Those adventures included six children, many long-term boarders, Cooks Bakery in Portland and Chute's restaurants in Casco and Windham, trips abroad including England, Wales, and stewarding on a ship to Iceland at aged 68. His last adventure was finding love again, marrying Juanita Chute at age 85, bringing joy to his last years. In all of his adventures, his goal was to pursue the purposes of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Well-known in the Lake Region and in Portland for his baking, Edward was also friend, advisor and mentor to many who relied on his wisdom and insights shared in person and on Facebook. He also liked to entertain family with amusing stories of the locals from his childhood in Casco.

Edward is survived by his wife, Juanita; brother Ivan Chute; sister Esther Gallagher; numerous cousins; his children, Glorianne Schott, Nathan Chute, Ruth Maston, Stephen Chute, Maila Stevens, and their spouses; 20 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents; a grandson; and his oldest son, Aaron E. Chute.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial service being held on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m., at the Cornerstone Gospel Church on Route 114 in Naples. Online condolences may be left for the family at hallfuneralhome.net

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