LACONIA - Mary Frances Hutton, 89, of 406 Court St. died peacefully at the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. She was the widow of Kenneth B. Hutton.
Mrs. Hutton was born April 5, 1922, in Laconia, the daughter of Harry E. and Mary (Smith) Downing.
Mrs. Hutton was a lifelong resident of Laconia.
She was a longtime communicant of St. Joseph Church where she was a member of the Ladies' Guild and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.
She had been employed as a clerk in the Laconia City Tax Collector's office for a number of years and also as a secretary the Belknap County Superior Court. She also worked as a secretary for the Lakes Region Community Service Council and Simoneau & Sons Memorial Home and also worked part-time for Atty. Brouillard.
Mrs. Hutton loved visiting her family and her friends at St. Francis and loved shopping with her sister on Saturdays. She enjoyed going to area lakes, word search puzzles, knitting, music and attending band concerts.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Ann Smith and her husband, Gerard, of Penacook and Maureen Trimper and her husband, Christopher, of Merrimack; five grandchildren, Paula Smith, Gail Skidmore, Katie Beliveau, Andrew Trimper and Sean Trimper; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Arline Downing, of Laconia.
In addition to her husband and her parents, Mrs. Hutton was predeceased by a brother, W. Russell Downing, in 1990.
Calling hours will be Sunday, Feb. 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish-St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia.
Spring burial will be in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center-Activities Program, 406 Court St., Laconia NH 03246; or to NH Catholic Charities, Inc., 215 Myrtle St., Manchester NH 03104.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.