He was born on May 29, 1930 in Cranston, Rhode Island, the son of Otto and Audrey (Turner) Hutter. He was raised in Cranston, attended Cranston Schools and was a graduate of the LaSalle Academy in Providence. Following his school years, he spent four years in the US Navy during the Korean War. After serving his Country, he returned to Cranston and was a lieutenant in the Cranston Fire Department, serving 20 years. He went on to become an electrician, operating his own Company in Cranston.
Ernie and his wife Noreen, relocated to Ashland, New Hampshire in the 1980’s. While in Ashland, Ernie was a member of the Dupuis Cross Post #15 American Legion, and a past Commander of the Post. He served his Town as an Electric Commissioner, the Memorial Park, and member of the St Agnes Catholic Church,
Ernie enjoyed his “Model A” and working most anything. Ernie was a beloved husband and father.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Noreen (Gladding) Hutter of Ashland; daughter Ann Marie Mackin of Rhodes Island; three sons, James C Hutter of Rhode Island, Kenneth E Hutter and Steven M Hutter both of Maine; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. One sister, Joan McQuaide of Florida.
Calling hours will be held at the Dupuis Funeral Home, 11 Hill Avenue in Ashland, on Wednesday, April 15th from 6:00 to 8:00pm. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 16th at 11:00 am at Holy Trinity Parish, St Agnes Catholic Church on Hill Avenue in Ashland. Donations may be made to the Ashland Community Center 4 Highland Street Ashland, NH 03217. For more info, go to Dupuisfuneralhome.com.