Merle "Mutt" Mutton

Obituary of Merle "Mutt" R. Mutton

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Merle R. "Mutt" Mutton, 91, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, New Hartford. He was born in McDonald, PA, on July 3, 1928 son of the late James and Mary Russell Mutton. Merle served proudly in the U.S Air Force from 1948-1952 as a Staff Sergeant. On May 10, 1952, he married Stella Patane in St. John the Baptist Church. Merle retired from Griffiss Air Force Base as a Communication Supervisor. He was a former member of HP Smith Post #24 American Legion. Surviving besides his wife Stella, are two daughters and a son-in-law; Monica Pirillo, Rome, Lynn and Rory Crofut, Zebulon, NC, two sons and a daughter-in-law; Robert and Janet Mutton, Rome, James Mutton and his fiancée, Alexandra LaPinta, St. Petersburg, FL, eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four sisters and one brother. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made in Merle's name to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 Arrangements are by the Nicholas J. Bush Funeral Home, Inc., 7751 Merrick Rd. To offer online condolences, please visit

Final Resting Place

St John the Baptist Cemetery
Lower E. Dominick St.
Rome, New York, United States
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