Lillian (Segal) Cutler

Posted Sept. 17, 2012, at 12:59 p.m.

WESTON, Mass., and OLD TOWN – Lillian (Segal) Cutler, 101, of Weston, Mass., and formerly of Old Town, died Sept. 14, 2012, in Massachusetts. She was born Oct. 21, 1910, in Bangor, the daughter of Samuel and Dora Segal.

She was a graduate of Bangor High School and the University of Maine. After graduation she worked as a social worker in Boston and in Maine for a number of years. In 1939 she married Alexander Cutler of Old Town, who predeceased her in 1992. She lived in Old Town and later in Sarasota, Fla., before moving in 2000 to Weston, Mass., where she lived until her death. For many years she volunteered at the art department at the University of Maine as curator of the Artists of Maine Gallery. In 1973 she was a recipient of the Black Bear Award for her services to the university.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Debby and Alan Grace of Sudbury, Mass.; her son, Buzz Cutler of Beverly, Mass., and Priscilla Cutler of Florida; and four grandchildren, Karen Corken and her husband, David, of Chicago, Daniel Grace and his wife, Rachael, of Wellesley, Mass., Elizabeth Kesselman and her husband, David, of Southboro, Mass., and Jeffrey Cutler of San Diego. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Eleanor, Thomas and Sam Corken, William and Peter Grace, and Zachary Kesselman.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Beth Israel Cemetery, Mount Hope Avenue, Bangor. The family will be sitting Shiva 7 p.m. Wednesday at the home of her daughter. Gifts in her memory may be sent to the University of Maine Art Department, Lord Hall, Orono, ME 04469 or to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.

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