Funeral services for Howard D. Hutchinson, age 94 of the River Road in Heuvelton will be held privately with his family. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Heuvelton. Mr. Hutchinson passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday (Nov 13, 2013). Arrangements are entrusted to the Fox & Murray Funeral Home.
Surviving is his wife of 73 years Verna; a son Lee Hutchinson & his companion Donna Stiles of Heuvelton; four daughters Irene Ladouceur & her husband Chuck of Ogdensburg, Janis Gray & her husband Robert, Joyce Hutchinson & her husband Jim Flounders both of Heuvelton, Julie Barnes & her husband David of N. Lawrence; grandchildren & their spouses Beth Ann & David Kellner, Martha & Ryan Richardson, Lucas & Nikki Ladouceur, Logan Ladouceur & Molly Gushea, Eliza & Nathan Pierce, Janell & Jim McNeil, Raelyn & Matthew Hodgson, Clancy & Mike Canstanzo and Jessie & Chris Ecton; several great-grandchildren along with nieces, nephews & cousins.
An infant son Roy Harlan Hutchinson and a brother Earl Hutchinson predeceased him.
Howard was born on January 26, 1919 in Heuvelton, NY a son of the late Newell & Jessie (Chambers) Hutchinson. He graduated from Rensselaer Falls School and married Verna I. Wilson on Sept 21, 1940 at her parents home. Howard operated the family farm with his wife Verna for many years. He also belonged to many farming organizations and was very active in community services throughout his life.
His love of music was evident in his many years of entertaining folks with his accordion and harmonica skills. But his true musical passion was waltzing with his one and only dance partner Verna. He had a special twinkle when it came to his family, and truly enjoyed every moment spent visiting with everyone.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers due to extreme allergies can be made to the St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum (SLPEM) PO Box 400, Madrid, NY 13660 or the Heuvelton Volunteer Fire & Rescue, State Street; Heuvelton, NY 13654. Cards outlining fond memories and stories of Howard would be appreciated for the family keepsake collection. Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.