Linda Diane Hutchins

November 27, 1954July 11, 2014

Linda Hutchins, age 59, of Portland passed away Thursday, July 11th in Portland. She was born November 27, 1954 in Woonsocket, RI. She was one of five children born to Rosalia and Franklin Ballou. Linda graduated from Woonsocket High School in 1973. After graduation, she managed a chain of Ricotti’s sandwich shops for several years then moved on to work as a manager for Espisito Jewelry Co. in Cranston, RI. In 1980 she took a job with Wrentham State School in Wrentham, MA working with the mentally impaired. In 1988 she was hired as Activity Director for a two hundred and fifty bed nursing home in Harrisville, R.I. In February 2004, Lynne relocated to Portland, OR with her husband David who was transferred there by his employer. In Portland Lynne found employment with Conservation Services Group Inc., a national residential energy conservation company, as a financial coordinator. She worked there until April of 2013 when she left for health reasons. Lynne was first married in 1973 to Paul Joseph Morin of Woonsocket RI. They had a son Paul Jr. They divorced several years later. Linda is survived by her husband of 33 years, David: children, Catelyn and Courtney Hutchins both of Portland, OR: sisters Lorraine Baker of Pascoag, RI and Connie Forcier of Ft. Meyers FL: nephews William, Scott and James Ballou all living in Rhode Island, Robert Forcier of Woonsocket RI, Steven Forcier of Boston MA, and Ronald Charon of Tampa FL. A memorial service will be held at 2:00PM on Thursday July 17, 2014 at Zellers Chapel of Roses, 2107 NE Broadway St., Portland OR 97232.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, July 17, 2014

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Joan, Keith and Adam Hutchins

August 10, 2014

To Dave, Catelyn and Courtney ,
We are heartbroken over Lynn's passing . She was not only a loving parent, but also a wonderful, caring Aunt, to all of her many nieces and nephews . She always made the time, to listen and talk to them . We'll always remember Lynn's ebullient personality and generous spirit . She was so positive, and her smile and contagious laughter, brightened everyone's day . We were all so very fortunate to have known her, and a spirit like hers, will always be with us .

Ray Houghton

July 22, 2014

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to know Lynn and call her a friend and great colleague.

Pamela Dion

July 21, 2014

Even though we never had a chance to meet personally, Lynn's beautiful, caring personality always came through over the telephone. I enjoyed her spirited attitude and our many laughs together at CSG. My deepest sympathy for the loss of a wonderful woman.

Jamie Roberts

July 18, 2014

Lynn - Your smile, humor and energy brought so much joy to the Portland CSG office. You are missed terribly, but we are grateful to have such wonderful memories. My deepest condolences to your family during this difficult time.

Jay and Cathy Rosen

July 17, 2014

A beautiful woman. You will be sorely missed by your daughters, husband, and these old friends of 30+ years.

Meg Blaylock

July 17, 2014

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Lynn was a beautiful person and I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to know her and call her a friend. She will be missed tremendously.

Ana Parenteau

July 16, 2014

Dear Catie and Courtney,
I am sorry for the loss of you mom. May the memories of your mom always make you smile. My thoughts and prayers are with both of you as you go through this tough time.
Dear Dave, I am sorry for the loss of your wife. May God give you the strength to endure this great loss.
To Auntie Lorraine, I am so sorry about the loss of your sister. I know how much family means to you and how much you loved her.May God give you the strength to get through this tough time.
Connie, I am so sorry about the loss of your sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Steven Forcier

July 16, 2014

I am truly saddened by the loss of Aunt Linda. I have many wonderful memories of her and she will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to Catelyn, Courtney and Uncle David. My thoughts are with you.