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Leonard A. Hutchinson

October 24, 1938 — February 11, 2024



WEBSTER – Leonard A. Hutchinson, 85, of Sibley Avenue, died Sunday, February 11, 2024, in his home, surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Judith A. (Salmonson) Hutchinson of Webster; three children, Michael J. Hutchinson and his wife Sheila of Burlington, NC, Joseph P. Hutchinson and his wife Lesa of Dudley, and Donna M. Pope of Southbridge; a brother, Robert W. Hutchinson of Warren; three sisters, Elizabeth A. Berthiaume of Shrewsbury, Carol J. Oster of Auburn, and Judith A. Sanders of Monson; nine grandchildren, Brian Wells and his wife Emily of Auburn, Jennifer Markopoulos and her husband George of Worcester, Julie Remillard and her husband Keith of Dudley, Matthew Wells and his wife Henna of Dudley, Mikayla Newsome of Browns Summit, NC, Kristin Hutchinson of Browns Summit, NC, Daniel Hutchinson of Boston, Timothy Hutchinson of Dudley, and Jonathan Hutchinson of Dudley; eight great-grandchildren, Blake and Quinn Remillard, Sienna and Leonidas Markopoulos, Maxwell and Finn Wells, Taelynn Newsome, and Graham Wells; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews, and extended family in North Carolina.  He was predeceased by a brother, Richard Hutchinson; and a sister, Barbara Early.  He was born in Worcester, son of the late Leonard A. and Elizabeth M. (Esip) Hutchinson, Sr., and lived in Worcester, Georgia, Oxford, Dudley, and North Carolina, before moving to Webster.

He graduated from Worcester Boys Trade High School in 1956.  He was a U.S. Army veteran serving with the combat military police.  During his service, he graduated from the N.C.O. Academy and studied military intelligence.  He was also a member of the Air National Guard.

Mr. Hutchinson was a master carpenter and construction supervisor for the R.W. Granger Company in Shrewsbury for many years, retiring in 1985.  He was also a licensed construction supervisor and a member of the Carpenter’s Union Local 107 of Worcester.  He worked as a construction supervisor in Fort Lauderdale and Miami during his time in Florida.  Previously, he worked for the Ironworkers in Worcester for 4 years.  Following retirement, he worked as a self-employed contractor.

Mr. Hutchinson was a member of St. Louis Church in Webster, and a former member of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Dudley and St. Roch’s Church in Oxford.  He volunteered at St. Roch’s Church where he was also a CCD teacher and Eucharistic minister.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4241 in Oxford.

Mr. Hutchinson was a committee member of Cub Scout Pack 147 in Oxford and served as a Webelos leader for the pack.  He was a member of the American Legion Headquarters Company #462 for many years.  He enjoyed square dancing, and taught country and western dancing throughout the country.

A funeral will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024, from Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford, followed by a Mass at 12 noon at St. Louis Church, 15 Lake St., Webster.  Burial will be private at a later date.  Calling hours are Thursday, February 15, 2024, from 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Veteran's Inc., 69 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605.

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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357 Main St, Oxford, MA 01540

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