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Mary "Mimi" Cecil Cutler

Mary "Mimi" Cecil Cutler
  • December 13, 1928 - December 18, 2018
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Memorials in her memory may be made to:
  • Historic Flat Rock Inc.
    P.O. Box 295
    Flat Rock, NC 28731

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“Sorry for your she was my island girl Love Paul Wilson delta ”
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“I have a clear memory of her at Mrs. Cecil's Tennis court and her wonderful laugh. She will always be part of my Flat Rock memories. ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: John Maclean

“Dear Richard, Mary and family,I am sorry for your loss. ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Chris Sosnowski - Wadmalaw Island, SC

Mary "Mimi" Cecil Cutler, widow of Richard M. Cutler, former Vice-Chairman Putnam Funds, Boston, MA, died at the age of 90 on December 18, 2018 at Bishop Gadsden Retirement Home.

Mimi was born December 13, 1928 in Washington, DC, daughter of Rear Admiral Charles Purcell Cecil and Mary Pelzer Cecil. As the daughter of a naval officer, she grew up throughout the United States and was in Honolulu when Pearl Harbor was bombed. She graduated from St. Timothy's School in Maryland and attended the College of Charleston. After marrying in 1948, Mimi and Dick lived in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts until retiring in Charleston in 1990. They were members of St. Michael's Church.

Mimi is survived by her four sons: Richard M. Cutler, Jr. (Mary), Charles Cecil Cutler, Nicholas Bayard Cutler (Kim) and John Randolph Shepley Cutler (Nancy); seven grandchildren: Mary Cutler Baarcke (Charles), Richard M. Cutler III (Courtney), Caroline Cutler Rowe (Chatham), Nicholas Bayard Cutler, Jr., Katherine Livingston Cutler, John Randolph Shepley Cutler, Jr., and Charles Richard Harrison Cutler; five great-grandchildren; and brother, John Anthony Pelzer Cecil. She was predeceased by her brother, Charles Purcell Cecil, Jr.

Memorials in her memory may be made to Historic Flat Rock, Inc., P.O. Box 295, Flat Rock, NC 28731 or the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Fisher House, 150 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (

At her request, a memorial service will be held in August in Flat Rock, NC, a very special spot that Mimi loved and visited every summer.