Michael F. Nutt

February 4, 1955 ~ April 30, 2019 (age 64)


Michael Frank Nutt, 64 of West Chazy passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born February 4, 1955 in Plattsburgh, the son of Peter and Alice (Glode) Nutt. 

“Miracle Mike” as his family liked to call him, because he was anything but ordinary.  Mike wasn’t much for following the “rules”.  In October he was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  Mike was always healthy and loved to exercise, he was willing to do anything to be a survivor for his family.  He endured agonizing chemo treatments, never putting himself first.  He was always an inspiration to his family and friends.  Mike was the kind of man that was always ready to bring the party to the dance floor with his classic moves that his family coined “the Sciota hop”.  He packed a thousand years of living into 64 years because he attacked life, embraced it, kissed it all, danced in the rain and swung it on the dance floor.  He died the way he lived, on his own terms, by his own rules.  And when anyone said he couldn’t, he would prove them wrong every time. 

Mike started M & S Auto Body in 1974 at the young age of 19.  He married his highschool sweetheart and only love of his life, Patti (Deso) Nutt in 1982.  They were the iconic duo.  They did everything together.  They always said, “We never wasted any time”.  Their two children were the light of their life.  Shawn Nutt and his wife Laura gave Mike two beautiful granddaughters, Rielyn and Raya.  Shawn continues to run the family business.  Jamie Sassine and her companion Steve Guay have a blended family of five children; Sierra Gonyo, Olivia Gonyo, Corey Gonyo, Dylan Guay and Dawson Guay.  Jamie, a nurse, was honored to take care of her dad in his final days.

Mike was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Alice (Glode) Nutt; and one sister, Nancy Nutt who passed away as a child. 

In addition to his wife, children and grandchildren, left to cherish memories of Mike are his sister, Norma Nutt and her companion, Kevin Kelley; one brother, Gary Nutt; four aunts, Virginia DeGray, Rose Ducharme, Sister Bernadette Ducharme and Margaret Sparanza; his in laws, Robert and Jane Mangine, Robert and Brenda Duprey, Todd and Julie Trombley, Charles Deso and many nieces and nephews.

Mike was great at being the life of the party and believed that the most important things in life are a combination of doing what you love with those you love. 

Mike’s wishes were to have a celebration of his life at a later date.  A private family service will be held at the Ross Funeral Home in Mooers.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the North Country or the Hope Lodge in Burlington, VT.

Arrangements are in the care of the Ross Funeral Home, 2586 Route 11 Mooers.  To offer an online condolence, please visit

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