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Howard (Howie) Putt

Husband of Donna Putt, Past President MAAO

Howard Allen Putt, September 5, 1946 – April 19, 2017, 70 years old. Howard was born in Brockton, MA and came to Venice FL. from Norfolk, MA 15 years ago. He worked as a manager with New England telephone for 32 years before he retired. Howard enjoyed scuba diving, tennis, and the New England Patriots, and was passionate about biking. Howard is survived by his wife Donna, sons: Dr. Michael Putt of Acton, MA, Jeff Putt of Norfolk, MA, and David Putt of Cumberland RI; daughter Melissa Turgeon of Colleyville, TX; grandchildren: Michael Putt, Laura Putt, Jackson Putt, Catie Putt, Samantha Putt, Luke Turgeon, and Benjamin Turgeon; brother Bob Putt Braintree, MA, and mother Jessie Putt of Venice, FL.  Services will be held at a later date. To share a memory or send a condolence visit –

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Ms. Donna Putt

328 Otter Creek Dr

Venice FL 34292-2398

Robert Guidi, 95

Former Assessor, Great Barrington

Robert was called by the Lord to be with his devoted wife in heaven. The son of Bernard and Teresa (Giracca) Guidi, he lived in Great Barrington until transiting to the Village at Laurel Lake. He graduated from the former Searles High School and was active in its alumni association.

Bob served proudly in the U.S. Army during WWII. He flew on 28 bombing missions over Europe with the Air Corps and survived two airplane crashes. A decorated veteran, he was instrumental in establishing the VFW James F. Modolo Post. He served as post commander, district commander and chaplain. Bob served his community as a town assessor for 63 years, one of the longest terms in the Commonwealth. He was recognized by the Massachusetts Assessors Association and presented numerous commendations, including the prestigious Wilson Award. Bob was appointed by the Governor to work on land acquisitions including ones for construction of the Massachusetts Turnpike. He applied his expertise as a member of the team to build Monument Mountain Regional High School. He was the Democratic Town Committee chairperson for many years, and participated in Memorial Day parades for decades while maintaining memberships in the American Legion and Knights of Columbus. Bob fought the good fights throughout his lifetime. He will be remembered by his son Rob, sister-in-law Alice, family and friends.

A graveside funeral service was held at the Saint Peter’s Cemetery on Friday, April 7, at 11:30 a.m. with Reverend William P. Murphy officiating. Burial will be with military honors. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Robert’s name may do so to the association of their choice.