Merrill R. Hutchins

Jan 23, 2014

Waldoboro — Merrill R. Hutchins, 80, passed away peacefully at Maine Medical Center in Portland Jan. 19, 2014. He was born in Jefferson, June 15, 1933, to Arthur Hutchins and Mildred Hunt.

Merrill grew up in Jefferson and attended local schools there. In 1964, he moved to Washington with his wife, Kathrine.

He was a farmer throughout all of his life, and raised many animals, including hens, chickens and cows. He enjoyed haying and driving tractors around his farm. He liked watching Old Western movies and T.V., and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Merrill was a member of the Union Nazarene Church, and would have been a 50-year member of the Meenagha Grange in May 2014.

Merrill was a gentle man with a kind heart and a caring disposition. He was a source of great comfort to those who knew him.

Merrill was predeceased by his brothers, Kenneth, Ralph and Harlan Hutchins.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Kathrine Hutchins; daughters Linda Anderson of Anchorage, Alaska, Darlene Hutchins of Washington, April Vernesoni and husband Harry of Washington; grandchildren Klarrisa and Samantha Vernesoni of Washington, Buck Bickford of Waldoboro, Ben and Blade Bickford of Washington; several nieces and nephews.

A service to celebrate Merrill’s life will be held Saturday, May 17, at 1 p.m.. More information to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine, 477 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101.

You are invited to share your condolences with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com. Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro, ME 04572 is caring for the family.

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