Deborah Chute

May 4, 1954November 28, 2018
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Deborah (Burridge) Chute – 64, of Hull, formerly of Marshfield passed away peacefully at home after a 14 month battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife and best friend of Richard D. Chute, with whom she was together for 50 years and married 34 years. Born in Weymouth, MA, she was the daughter of Mrs. Agnes “Burry” (Emerick) Burridge of Dedham, MA and the late Frank Burridge. She attended Marshfield High School and worked in several capacities throughout her life but most enjoyed her work as a caregiver to young children. Deborah loved spending time with her husband and travelling. She enjoyed tending to her garden and had a special place in her heart for all animals. Above anything else, she adored the time she spent with her grandchildren. She was the devoted mother of Richard A. Burridge and his wife Stephanie of Pembroke, Richard D. Chute, II and his wife Haley of Charlestown and Joseph A. Burridge of Hull. Cherished Nana of Lily Kate, Ava, Harrison, Madeline and Charlotte who were all the true light of her life. Loving sister of Michael Burridge and his wife Jennifer of Mashpee, Paul Burridge and his wife Kerri of Chelsea, Roger Burridge and his wife Maria of Yarmouthport, Douglas Burridge of Bourne and the late David Burridge. Sister in law of Mary Burridge of Humarock, Gail Landry and her husband Joseph of Natick, Wendy Haskell of Manchester, NH, Pam Whitaker of Sarasota, FL and Bobby Chute of Kinston, NC. Deborah is also survived by several nieces and nephews and her extended family in England. Visitation to take place on Monday, December 10, 2018 from 4-8 PM at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, Scituate. Funeral service on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 11 AM at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 465 First Parish Road, Scituate. Family and friends will gather following the services at a location to be announced. Deborah’s family would like to express their most sincere gratitude to all of her caregivers who helped take care of her in her final months, particularly her home caregiver Maryann Weitz and hospice nurse Janet Travers; and the physicians, nurses and staff of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center who gave Deborah exceptional, respectful care and her family well informed and as prepared as could be as her illness progressed. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider contributing in her memory to Scituate Animal Shelter, 780 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Scituate, MA 02066 in honor of her love of animals; or to Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center Fund, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. For online guestbook, please visit


  • Visiting Hours Monday, December 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Deborah Chute

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Gillian Smith

January 22, 2019

Gone but not forgotten sweet Debi. My very special cousin. We have shared some special times together that I will always treasure. Especially those when you came to visit England the first time as a teenager. We had a great time sightseeing London. Then when I came to Massachusetts a year later. Spending a wonderful Christmas with you all. I remember sitting on the stairs waiting for your dad to say we could come down and open our presents. Then in later life after not seeing you for about 35 years, although we used to write to each other, how it was just like being teenagers again. I think my favourite place you took us to visit was Kennebunkport. The prettiest place ever. Loved spending time with you going shopping and then celebrating our 50th birthday year together. So disappointed I couldn’t travel to celebrate our 60th birthdays due to my knee replacements. Lots of special FaceTime moments shared together though. The joy we had when each of our grandchildren came along. Such an exciting time. I loved seeing the videos you would take of all the beautiful flowers in your garden and how the birds would eat out of your hand. They knew you were special too. I’m sure you’re in an even more beautiful garden now. Till we meet again sweet cuz. Love you 💕
Love Gillian 😘

Lauren Cooper

December 13, 2018

We were so very sorry to hear about Deborah’s passing. She was a wonderful kind spirited woman and she will be remembered.
Our sympathy,
Lauren, Lisa, Juliet and Alison
(Radiation therapists at BID Plymouth)

Michele Dion

December 11, 2018

Mike and Richie,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Mike was so nice to me when I lost my parents. I hope you can find comfort in knowing that your friends care. You have my deepest condolences.
Michele Dion (T-Mobile)

Lorraine Penny

December 6, 2018

My Dearest Debi
Oh how you will be missed by all .
You shared such warmth , love , kindness and others and to me , such beauty inside and out graceful...
One day that walk down Wisteria Lane with the dogs & Hummingbird ‘s flying listening to Steven Tyler singing....(I hear you laughing) our chats were full of the brightest colours a desired vision we have of the world picking up our sea glass ,
Wonderful memories.. love and miss you ..🙏🏼❤️

Lyn Triffletti

December 3, 2018

Deb was an Intercal part of our family for over 18 years. My children considered her a very special friend and often times another mother caring and loving them . I always found her to be so kind giving never looking for anything in return. We were all sad to hear that she was so sick she deserved a better ending . I know she is with the Angels and I know they will watch over her and love her like we did here on earth . Lyn, Phil, Lauren and Ian

amy guillemin

December 1, 2018

we are so incredibly sad , we have so many wonderful memories of time we spent with rick and debi. we wont forget debi, how enthusiastic she was about her beautiful garden, her love of all creatures, walking with her and our dog, the fun get togethers she hosted and the wonderful creations she made, her joy and love of her family and especially her grandchildren, all the special things that she did to make peoples lives happy. debi was a wonderful and special person who will be greatly missed ...sending love to all her family we are thinking of all of you...