Dr. Charles E. Lutton

Born: Fri., Jan. 17, 1936
Died: Sun., Jul. 12, 2020

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On July 12, the world and Massachusetts lost a truly gifted human being, Dr Charles E. Lutton, a very learned "renaissance"man with an amazing combination of brain and heart who could earn not only a medical degree but a PhD while excelling at puppeteering shows for kids. Known by his four grandchildren and many other kids as “Papa and Chutch”, he was a lifelong learner who truly loved to use his extraordinary medical expertise to serve others … literally thousands including friends, family, community, business leaders, workers, colleagues, as well as his own patients. Chuck happily offered medical advice to anyone who asked and loved the challenge of researching and analyzing unusual symptoms and medical problems. He often used hypnosis to calm down agitated and fearful patients. He authored many medical advice pieces in easy to understand, non-medical language. There are more dimensions to this man than we can list, all delivered with an engaging smile and demeanor. Dr. Lutton was born January 17, 1936, in New Castle, PA, the son of the late Percy R. And Rose Mercedes (Sweeney) Lutton. Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Janet M. (Emerson) Lutton; a daughter, Andrea L. Lutton and her wife Maria Vandergucht of Upperco, MD; a son, Jeffrey C. Lutton of Woonsocket, RI; his honorary daughter, Jennifer L. (Kramer) Lutton, and his four grandchildren: Jake, Jeremy, Jessica, and Jillian Lutton of Uxbridge; a brother, Robert G. Lutton; and his loving family in CA: sister-in-law Nancy (Emerson) Smith and brother-in-law Bud Emerson and his wife Mary Ann and their three children & spouses and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his honorary daughter, Erin Parker and her husband Leo, and honorary grandchildren, Danny and Robert Parker. He also considered Janet Morris and her children Kevin and Jaclyn Conley as part of his family. Dr. Lutton earned a B.S. from Washington & Jefferson College, a M.D. degree from Jefferson Medical College, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology from Thomas Jefferson University. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Brooke Army Hospital in San Antonio, TX, and trained for Occupational Medicine at the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Lutton was a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Preventive and Occupational Medicine. He practiced medicine in a variety of venues. While in the military, he was Director of the Experimental Pathology at the Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. He did a private practice of Internal Medicine for 13 years. He served as Medical Director for several large utilities, and practiced as an Occupational Medicine consultant. Dr. Lutton served as a visiting lecturer and preceptor in Occupational Medicine at the Harvard School Public Health, was a member of the Health Care Services Board of the Massachusetts Industrial Accident Board, and was Chairman of the New England College Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He was a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He also supported his community at the municipal level. He was Director of the Senior Center in Holliston and served on the Board of Health and the Planning Board in Uxbridge. Chuck was a very wise and well-educated man but his greatest accomplishment of all was being an amazing husband, father, and grandfather. He will be sorely missed by his family. There will be no services held. Memorial donations in the name of Charles E. Lutton, M.D. can be made to the Uxbridge Senior Center, 36 S. Main Street, Uxbridge MA. To leave a condolence message for the family, please visit http://www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com

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Belle Croteau
   Posted Tue July 14, 2020
My deepest and most sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Lutton - I am so sorry for your loss. One of my all time favorite memories is participating in a puppet show with my friends that he helped us put on. He was always so welcoming and kind to me as I know he was to everyone in the community

Linda Marshall
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
My deepest sympathy to Dr, Lutton's family and friends. I only knew him for a short time, as he hired me to work at the Holliston Senior Center, about 3 months before his retirement 15 years ago. I remember him as being a kind and generous man, with a wonderful sense of humor. I am sure he will be missed by all who's lives he touched.

Elisabeth Patt
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
We are sorry to hear about Chuck's passing. Henry and I remember him as a loving person and are proud to have known him.

eileen m milaszewski
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to Janet and all the family on the loss of a great man and physician His research opened doors for all to share I remember him as an outstanding physician in his practice in Milford

Joe Rajunas
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
My deepest sympathy to Jan, Andrea and Jeff on your loss

Kerianne Wood
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
My condolences to the family. I never got to meet papa , but my daughter Mia did many times and and had many kind words to say about him.

Cheryl Brodeur
   Posted Thu July 16, 2020
To the entire Lutton family, I am deeply saddened by the loss of your remarkable, kind and gracious man, Chuck. It was always a delight to encounter him and Janet in my travels. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you, dear friend, Chuck!

Elaine and Charlie Swartz
   Posted Thu July 16, 2020
Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you at this very sad time. Knowing the Lutton family when our boys were growing up was very special to us and we will remember him fondly. May his memory be for a blessing.

Nancy Peters
   Posted Fri July 17, 2020
Dear Andy and Family, It saddened me to read of your Dad's passing. It brought strong memories and feelings of a long ago patient medical event. He was quite a man!
Andy, I would love to talk. Sincerely, Nancy Peters

The Morrisseys
   Posted Fri July 17, 2020
We're all so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. He was such a wonderful, generous, and kind human being. He will be missed.

Marline Ibrahim
   Posted Fri July 17, 2020
My deepest condolences to Jenn and her family for her loss of her beloved father, May God give her comfort!

Donna Ferreira
   Posted Fri July 17, 2020
My condolences to the Jan and the Lutton family. Chuck left an amazing legacy in all of us that had the pleasure of knowing him. Dr. Lutton hired me right out of Nurse Practitioner school to work with him at New England Electric. He was my most valued mentor in occupational health with his book smarts combined with great compassion for the workers and their health and safety. He was not just a thorough and intellectual physician but a leader with great strength and business acumen. He researched issues thoroughly and presented then in an understandable way. He was highly respected by his colleagues, upper management, by his patients, the unions, and his employees. I worked at his side for over 16 years and found him to be a man of the highest integrity.

He taught me so much about clinical assessment, OSHA medical surveillance, working with unions, DOT physicals, and so much more. He mentored me on public speaking and took me under his wing to co-speak with him at several national occupational health conferences on one of the topics he was firm on: Confidentiality of medical records.

Favorite memories include travelling to Nantucket Electric via the ferry in a hurricane! Walking on the open view grated floors 6 stories up inside Brayton Point coal plant. He was a preceptor for so many MD residents who later went on to successful occupational health practices. My biggest lessons from Chuck were these two things. One: It is okay to say "I don't know" and then go research. Two: Treat patients as "a whole." Chuck had a philosophy of looking at the whole picture, not just a person's cardiac issue, or ankle problem but the big, inclusive picture of all their health issues, the impact on their work, family, finances, and mental health.

I will continue to honor Chuck as I make sound decisions in occupational health. I often think in difficult situations, "what would Dr. Lutton do?"
Rest easy, my friend. You have had a full and amazing life. You have saved lives, mentored many, and your legacy will live on in your family and in all of us who had the pleasure of knowing and working with you.
Donna C. Ferreira

Kevin and Susan Woodbury
   Posted Sun July 19, 2020
Chuck was a good friend with a sharp mind, quick wit and engaging conversationalist. I (Kevin) will truly miss my discussions with him and most of all his friendship. Our sincerest condolences to Jan and the entire Lutton family. His death is a great loss to family and friends alike.

Tom Barry
   Posted Sun July 19, 2020
Jan, so sorry to hear about Chuck. You guys were like my second family. I'll never forget all of the kindnesses you showed me over the years. Chuck was a special guy.

Liana Forseth
   Posted Mon July 20, 2020
Our loved ones leave behind spaces in the world that can never be filled..but they also leave behind love and light in each of us, sparks of joy and hope that live in our hearts and give strengths to our soul..heartfelt love My Sweetest Jan and to your beautiful family..an enormous loss of an amazing man...Lana, Mark & Michael

Rumsey Smithson jr
   Posted Wed July 22, 2020
From the getgo, I knew this man was a gift. I get my daily dose of vitamin D and think of his wisdom.I only met him twice so I missed out for the long haul.Rest in peace and come back soon.

Peter Hyatt
   Posted Mon July 27, 2020
Dr. Lutton was a true educator and a healer. I was blessed to be able to serve on the HCSB with him!

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