Clive M. Coutts

November 8, 1931 - January 30, 2018

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Clive M. Coutts, 86, passed away on Jan. 30, 2018. Born in Morristown, NJ on Nov. 8, 1931, he was the son of the late Robert L. and Beatrice (Muchmore) Coutts. On June 4, 1983, Clive married Tracey (Brennan) Coutts in Morristown, NJ. Clive was a graduate of Morristown High School and continued his education at Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT, graduating in 1955 with his degree in political science. Following college, Clive joined the family insurance/real estate agency, Robert Lloyd Coutts and Sons, in Morristown, NJ, where, as broker, he owned and operated the real estate office until his retirement in 1990. In 1990, he and his wife moved to Waitsfield, VT, where they purchased and renovated an old farm house into the Featherbed Inn, which they ran until 2004. During his years in Morristown, Clive was an active volunteer with the Independent Hose Company, Morristown Fire Bureau. In addition, he was an active member of the Morristown Lions Club and lifelong member of the Morristown Methodist Church and choir. After moving to Waitsfield, he became an active associate member of the Waitsfield United Church of Christ and continued his love for singing through the church choir. In addition, he was an accomplished piano player. Clive is loved and mourned by his wife, Tracey Coutts, of Waitsfield, VT, and his children: Heather Cannestro and her husband, Jim; Kara Robinson and her husband, Andy; Emily Cannestro; Clive M. Coutts Jr. and his wife, Susan; David W. Coutts and his wife, Agneta; Steven E. Coutts and his wife, Denise. Also surviving are his stepdaughter, Sharon L. Fielding; his stepsons T. Wayne Stefanovich and his wife, Nicole; Erich S. Stefanovich and his wife, Robin; a brother, Glenn K. Coutts and his wife, Eleanor; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family.

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