Man Struck By SUV on Haverhill’s Main Street Identified

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The Haverhill man struck and killed by an SUV on Main Street last weekend has been identified as 68-year-old Dennis George Tuttle, the Essex County District Attorney’s Office confirms to WHAV.

Tuttle, a retired environmental engineer, succumbed to injuries sustained when he was struck by a 21-year-old female driver on Sunday, and passed away Monday, according to Driscoll Funeral Home.

Carrie Kimball-Monahan of the DA’s Office tells WHAV no charges have been filed against the driver, who is also a Haverhill resident.

Visiting hours for Tuttle are planned for Friday, May 11, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 South Main St., Haverhill from 4-8 p.m. Services will begin Saturday in the funeral home at 10 a.m. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Hearts Church, 165 South Main St., at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill.

Born in Greenfield on Jan. 24, 1950, Tuttle was the son of the late Jesse and Rita (Sevene) Tuttle. An avid conservationist, Tuttle lived every day to the fullest, appreciating all of life's simple pleasures, according to his family. He was quick to laugh, and enjoyed the outdoors, a quality meal, and good conversation, the family said.

A humble man of faith, Tuttle studied and lived Christianity in all he did. He loved hiking in the woods and was a longtime member of the Mass Audubon Society. Tuttle spent time birding at Plum Island, pruning his bonsai trees, panning for gold in Alaska, tending to his kitties, fish, turtle, and gardens, and spending time with family and friends, particularly his grandchildren, whom he adored.

His surviving family members include his wife, Helen (Ferrante) Tuttle, son Eric Johanson, daughter Allison Tuttle, son Jeffrey Tuttle and wife Nicole and two grandchildren, Brady and Liliana. He also leaves behind brothers Steven Tuttle and wife Lyn, Thomas Tuttle and wife Bonni, and Peter Tuttle.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Tuttle’s memory to the Mass Audubon Society.