MASSENA – Mrs. Dorothy Elizabeth Hutchins, 96, of 8 Brighton Street, passed away Saturday afternoon, May 10, 2014 at the St. Regis Nursing Home, where her daughter by her side.
Dorothy was born January 31, 1918 in St. Albans, Vermont, the daughter of the late Carroll Vincent and Helen Mae Bellevue Honsinger. After the death of her mother she was placed in a Catholic Orphanage in St. Albans where she was also educated. She moved to Massena after her marriage on May 15, 1937, to Stillmon L. Hutchins at the Sacred Heart Rectory with Rev. Gerald F. Kellogg, officiating. He predeceased her on April 24, 1974.
Dorothy was a homemaker and was also an AVON representative for 35 years. She was also a Den Mother for the Boy Scouts of America during the 50s. She was a communicant of the Church of the Sacred Heart and a member of the League of the Sacred Heart. Dorothy was the last member of the local Maccabees Lodge Ladies Auxiliary and once served as a commander with the organization and was also a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge 1110 and the Massena Senior Citizens. Dorothy enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and doing needlepoint. She was an avid flower gardener and also made breads and donuts. But perhaps her greatest enjoyment was the time she spent socializing with her many friends.
Dorothy is survived by her children, Betty Jean Davis-Hutchins of Potsdam; and Vernon K. Hutchins of Charlotte, North Carolina; 8 grandchildren, Elena, Richard C., Carman Maria, David Gary, Timothy Scott, Brian E. and Spencer T.; 5 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two sons, Bruce C. and Gary L. Hutchins; a granddaughter, Elisa; a sister, Vivian Snyder; and a brother, Donald Honsinger.
Friends may call at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, Thursday 5-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday 12:00 PM at the Church of the Sacred Heart with Rev. Donald J. Manfred, celebrating. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Massena.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Church of the Sacred Heart or Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.donaldsonfh.com.