FAIRFIELD, MAINE--Bernice C. "Bunnie" Nutting, 95, passed away quietly, surrounded by the loving hearts of her family, on Saturday, June 18, 2016. \r\n\r\nShe was born September 11, 1920, the only daughter of Cecile and Henry McGraw. She attended schools in Fairfield, Maine, and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1938. In 1940, she married Cecil L. Nutting and their legacy of the "Nutting Clan" began.\r\n\r\nShe was predeceased by her husband of over 50 years in 1991; two daughters, Carol and Betsy, in a fire in 1961; a daughter, Sandra Laliberty in 1971; daughter-in-law, Judith Nutting in 1982; and grandson, Michael Batey in 2015.\r\n\r\nShe leaves behind her sons, James Nutting and his wife, Lynne, of Fairfield, Maine, and children, Kimberly Dunton and her husband, Travis, of Pittsfield, Maine and their son, Mackenzie, and Michael Nutting and wife, Jane, of Fairfield, Maine and their sons, Jordan and J.T.; Michael Batey's wife, Jennifer of Vassalboro, Maine, and their daughter, Adelia, Cory Nutting and wife, Jill, of Fairfield, Maine, and their son, Conner, Kelly Alley and her husband, Jeff, of Albion, Maine, and their son, Zachary and daughter, Raygen, Kevin Nutting and his wife, Jaime of Waterville, Maine and their son, Kobe; her son Lindsay Nutting and his companion, Tammy Long, of Belgrade, Maine, and his daughters, Meghan Nutting of Colorado, and Morgan Nutting, also of Colorado, and her daughter, Etta; very special granddaughters, Jane Leathers and husband, Carl, of Fairfield, Maine, and their sons, Alex and Jimmy, and Jill Duelly of Waterville, Maine, and her sons, Kyle and Kris.\r\n\r\nAlthough a busy homemaker for most of her life, she participated in many minstrel shows and in later years danced with the Foxy Ladies. She was formerly employed by Dunham's of Maine and the Bonnet Shop in Skowhegan, Maine. \r\n\r\nAlthough plagued by tragedy and loss, and the aches of older age, she always maintained her "move forward" attitude. She was a weekly player of bridge, an active participant with her "Thursday Girls", a well outfitted lady in the Red Hat Society, a popular patron of Eric's Restaurant and, with some help from her family, maintained her home, independence, and her active social life. \r\n\r\nHer grandchildren's' memories are filled with special foods she made for them, trips to Greenville, and the surprising fact that Nana, always the lady, “got” a bawdy joke. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.\r\n\r\nAt Bunnie's request, there will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 23 at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Waterville, Maine. A gathering of family and friends will follow also at the church.\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, please contribute to a charity of your choice.