Mary F. Hutchins

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HYDE PARK - Mary F. Hutchins, 91, of Hyde Park and Greensboro, was born in Fair Haven, Vt., Nov. 2, 1922, to Frank and Hazel (Ames) Hoag. She passed on to her next adventure Jan. 31, 2014.

She graduated from Burlington High School, attended the University of Vermont and graduated from Albany Business School in New York.

Mary served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, leaving to marry Morris L. Allen of the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1945. They had two children and were later divorced.

In 1967, she married Gaylord O. Hutchins, of Morrisville, Vt. They lived in Morrisville and Hyde Park, Vt.

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, Vt.; grandchildren: Christine and husband Torvald Adolphson, of Bastrop, Texas, Dallas Reed and his partner, Beth Weatherbee, of North Wolcott, and Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, and Dalton and wife April Reed, of North Wolcott; great-grandchildren: Army Pvt. Doug Winters, of Fort 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; and her great-great-granddaughter, Teagan Bergman, of Hyde Park. Also 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, at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may go to your local humane society or women's shelter.
Published in Times Argus on Feb. 4, 2014
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