Anna T. Nutter ’11 died on July 13, 2021, in New Haven, Connecticut
(The following was published by The Maine Sunday Telegram on July 18, 2021)
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Anna Titherington Nutter died on July 13, 2021.
Anna was born in Rockland on Sept. 26, 1988. She graduated from St. John’s High School in Houston and from Bowdoin College. She was pursuing a master’s degree from Yale University in Russian Studies.
Anna was extremely bright, energetic, adventurous, passionate, and curious. She never would have been called a “shrinking violent” and she never had to be asked a second time on how she thought, felt, or how the world should be. She will be missed more than words can convey.
She was deeply loved by her father, James Nutter and her stepmother, Lucy; her mother, Jeanne Titherington; her brother, John; her grandfather, Fred Bloom and her grandmother Diana Nutter; her uncles and aunts Andrew and Sheila Bloom, Nick and Katie Bloom, John Ward and Ashley Junkin, Chris and Kathryn Nutter; and many nieces and nephews.
Anna had a deep and abiding faith, and we give great thanksgiving that she has been received into the loving and merciful hands of Almighty God.
(The following was submitted by The Strong-Hancock Funeral Home on July 13, 2021)
On July 13, 2021, Heaven welcomed a beautiful new angel, Anna Titherington Nutter, 32. She joins her Grammy, her Uncle Ron, and her Poppy who were already there, waiting to welcome her home. Anna was born in Rockport, ME, but moved with her family to Houston, TX, when she was six years old.
From childhood, Anna was someone people couldn’t forget. Beautiful, intelligent, and vivacious, she could smile in a way that lit up any room. Anna loved to sing and spent several years in the renowned choir of Palmer Memorial Church, led by Courtney and Brady Knapp.
After graduating from St. John’s School in Houston, Anna attended Bowdoin College where she majored in American History and minored in Africana Studies. As a participant in the PBS re-creation of the Freedom Riders bus journey, she had the honor of sharing lunch with Rep. John Lewis, one of the original Freedom Riders.
Upon graduation from Bowdoin, Anna took the CETA course to be trained to teach English overseas. She did a few stints in Moscow, a city she both loved and hated. She also had the opportunity to work as a governess for the children of a Russian oligarch during a summer when the family vacationed on the French Riviera. Anna loved to tell the story of the time she drove the family’s Bentley through town while wearing her flashy sunglasses. Several tourists ran after her, thinking she was a movie star, which she thought was hysterical.
Anna’s next adventure was a Fulbright year in Ukraine, teaching English at two Kiev universities. She came to truly love the Ukrainian people, particularly her students, who were equally devoted to her.
Last year Anna entered graduate school at Yale University’s Macmillan Center for Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies. The family plans to set up a scholarship in Anna’s name through Yale to benefit future students in this program.
Anna is survived by her mother, Jeanne Titherington, of Bremen; her father and step-mother, James Nutter and Lucy Puryear of Houston and Waldoboro; brother, John Gabriel Nutter of New York City; grandmother, Diana Nutter of Natchez, MS; and godmother, Christine Spinella of Portland. She also leaves behind her aunts and uncles: Geoff and Rachel Titherington; Greg Titherington; Andrew and Sheila Bloom; Nicholaus and Katie Bloom; Ashley and John Ward Junkins; Chris and Kathryn Nutter; and many, many cousins.