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MARY F. HUTCHINS - HYDE PARK/ GREENSBORO - Mary F. Hutchins, of Hyde Park and Greensboro, was born in Fair Haven on Nov. 2, 1922, to Frank and Hazel (Ames) Hoag. She passed on to her next adventure in being on Jan. 31, 2014. She graduated from Burlington High School, attended UVM, and graduated from Albany Business School in N.Y. Mary served in the US Navy during W.W.II, leaving to marry Morris L. Allen of the US Army Air Corps, in 1945. They had two children and were later divorced. In 1967, she married Gaylord O. Hutchins of Morrisville. They lived in Morrisville and Hyde Park. Mary loved exploring new places, cultures and ideas, music, reading and cats. She wrote stories for her children, did creative stitching, and was known for her dumplings and her love of the precise English language. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gaylord; brother, Stephen Hoag of Torrance, Calif.; and great-grandson, Eric Reed of North Wolcott. Mary is survived by daughters, Sujan and husband, Gary Yates, of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Ginger and husband, Norm Etkind, of South Woodbury; grandchildren, Christine and husband, Torvald Adolphson, of Bastrop, Texas, Dallas Reed and partner, Beth Weatherbee, of North Wolcott, Vt., and Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, and Dalton and wife, April Reed, of North Wolcott; great-grandchildren, Army Pvt. Doug Winters of Ft. Lewis, Wash., Suzie Clettenberg of San Antonio, Texas, Alex Torvaldson of Bastrop, Texas, Heather Reed of Hyde Park, Samantha Reed and Andrew Reed of North Wolcott; great-great-granddaughter, Teagan Bergman of Hyde Park; and several nephews, nieces and cousins throughout the country, Canada and England. Mary enjoyed several lovely years at the Craftsbury Community Care Center before moving to the Greensboro Nursing Home where she also found happiness and comfort. She and her family were and are grateful for the humor, compassion and overall professionalism of the entire staff at both. Mary wanted no services, and a private burial. Accordingly, the family suggests all who wish to celebrate her life simply raise a glass or a chocolate, wherever you are, on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may go to your local humane society or woman's shelter.

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Feb. 4, 2014
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