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HUTCHINSON, Robert M. 70, of Mashpee, formerly of Lexington, passed away on July 21, 2013 while surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Deborah (Hall) Hutchinson to whom he was married 45 years. Robert was raised in Savin Hill, Dorchester and attended the Boston Latin School. He graduated from UMass Amherst and received his Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Bridgeport. He served in the US Marine Corps from June 1964 until August 1967 and earned the rank of Captain after his tour in Vietnam. Robert always worked in the public sector as a city manager in Connecticut and in Lexington, MA. He also was appointed by three Massachusetts governors, both Democrat and Republican, to head different state agencies. He was a voracious reader, loved swimming and tennis and in his younger years was an avid racquetball player. Robert loved life and cared deeply about his family and fellow man. In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Robert P. Hutchinson and his wife Tavery of Lexington, Matthew J. Hutchinson and his significant other, Patricia Laca of Livermore, CA, and Sarah M. Hutchinson and her husband, Trent Bordok of Del Mar, CA; his 8 grandchildren, Robert, Katherine, and Ryan Hutchinson; Julia and Cameron Hutchinson and Adeline, Colton and Brennan Bordok; his two sisters, Ann Marie Hogan of Plymouth and Eileen Gineitis of Milton; and his brother, Paul Hutchinson of Mashpee. He is the brother of the late Jean Jacobsen. Visiting hours will be from 4-7 pm on Thursday, July 25, 2013 in the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 74 Algonquin Ave. at Route 151, MASHPEE. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 26th at Christ the King Church, Jobs Fishing Rd., Mashpee followed by burial at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations in Roberts memory may be made to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, 909 N. Washington St., Suite 400, Alexandria, VA, 22314 or For on-line guest book and directions, please visit Chapman Cole & Gleason Mashpee 508-477-4025
Published in The Boston Globe from July 23 to July 24, 2013
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