OBITUARY

Linda Hutchinson

March 29, 1948March 6, 2021
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Linda Hutchinson, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend of Conway NH and recently Scituate Massachusetts, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 6th. In the days leading up to her death, she was surrounded in love and prayer by her family.

Linda was born March 29th, 1948 to the late John and Gertrude Cochrane. The eldest of seven, she was raised in a small house full of faith and love in Quincy. She graduated from Archbishop Williams high school in 1966 and then moved to the Mount Washington Valley, bringing faith and love with her to carry and share throughout her whole life.

Linda loved the beauty of the valley and enjoyed all that it had to offer, an early riser and walker the sunrises were her favorite, she loved to swim in the rivers and canoe in the lakes, hike and ski the mountains and trails. She raised her three children with Patrick McDonough in a wonderful neighborhood full of bicycles and families and in her later years continued to happily explore more beautiful areas and hidden gems of surrounding towns with her second husband, Clifford Hutchinson. She managed the books of many businesses and chapters over the years, eventually forming her own business. Her community ties were strong; she served as Eucharistic minister, lector, and catechism teacher over the years with her church first in Conway at St Charles and then in Fryeburg, Maine at St Elizabeth Ann Seton, she was active in her childrens’ schools and the local library in Conway where she volunteered and served on the Board of Trustees, and was adored in her groups of friends who are in Mount Washington Valley still and will miss her dearly. Linda loved to host friends and family in her home, always ready to serve, always eager to help and support, and happily guiding us all through the marvels of nature where she lived.

Linda is survived by her three children Kathryn and husband David Murdock of Scituate Massachusetts, John McDonough of Montville New Jersey, and Dan McDonough of Chocorua New Hampshire, her five grandchildren Linda, Maeve, William, Jack, and Noah, her six siblings Jack, Dan, Joan, Terri, Susan, and Barbara and their families.

Linda’s life will be lovingly remembered and celebrated on Tuesday, March 9th at 10am in Scituate, MA at Richardson-Gaffey funeral home with service to follow at St Mary’s church at 11:30am. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Mother Seton House, Inc at PO Box 673 Fryeburg Maine 04037, a cherished non-profit that Linda was instrumental in helping to establish.

And now these three remain, faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of these is love ~ 1 Corinthians 13:13

Services

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021

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Ann Ostroski

March 9, 2021

I read with sadness of Linda's passing in today's paper. It brought me back to 1980 when Linda served on the board for the Conway Cooperative Preschool, and hired me as a teacher. She was a kind, smart, caring leader for the school, taking charge of fund raisers and balancing the books, while raising her beautiful children. I was blessed to have been a small part of her life.

Stephen Phillips

March 9, 2021

For many years the name Linda has been running wild. My wife, Linda, was best friends with Linda McDonough Hutchinson for 40 years. I, myself, would have become a Linda if I had been born with the right chromosomes. LMH and LFP played together and gardened together. LMH was LFP’s Matron of Honor at our wedding, she helped LFP learn to raise our children, she worked as LFP’s Executive Assistant in an office with five other Lindas. Linda’s first grandchild was named Linda - to no one’s surprise!

Together, we all became members of our neighborhood Garden Group, sharing potluck suppers every month. More recently, Linda, her husband Cliff, LFP, and I shared evenings at Stone Mountain Arts Center, home cooked meals, and cribbage.

We will never forget our dearest friend. Gone far too soon!

Terri Mauriello

March 8, 2021

Rest in peace my sweet, kind sister Linda , the most giving, beautiful soul I’ve ever known. ❤️

Volisha Cochrane

March 7, 2021

My Aunt Linda was a very kind loving woman, She loved her family and will always be loved by us all. May God bless you and welcome you home in Heaven. I Love you Aunt Linda and will miss you, Love Your Niece Volisha.

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My beautiful sweet sister ❤️

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