South Tamworth, NH
Donald P. Hutchins, 96 of South Tamworth, died peacefully and surrounded by family on December 14th. Due to the love and devotion of his daughter, Donna, he was able to remain comfortably at home as his health declined.
Don was a lifelong resident of South Tamworth, known and loved by many. The saying “He never met a stranger” certainly fit Donald P. Hutchins. He had a smile, a kind word, or a joke for everyone.
He proudly served Tamworth in many capacities: as a Selectman, Special Police and Fire Warden for many years. He was a World War II Army Veteran. Upon his return from the service he logged with horses, trucked for Thomas Lumber Company among others and worked as a truck driver and doing excavation for Ray Davis. He also was a security guard for Liz Clairborn for a time. His last job was assisting Lucia and Becky Howe of Chocorua and Silver Lake.
Don was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved all animals, children, flowers and beautiful women.
Don was a loving and devoted family man. He took great pride in his wife, children and grandchildren. He was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife of 72 years, Helen; his daughter Sandra and her husband Alan “Link” Larrabee, his son in-law Arnold “Punk” Larrabee, grandson Keith Larrabee and great grandson Jake Davison.
He is survived by his daughter Donna Larrabee, granddaughter Julie and husband Preston “Skip” Mason, granddaughter Susan and husband Harry Davison, great grandchildren Danielle and Michael Mason and Will and Kate Davison.
Don always had a great sense of humor. Often asking his granddaughters, “Did you see the paper? Was my name in the obituaries?” Well today, in loving memory of his funny disposition, we can say “Yes, Grampa your name was in the obituaries!” So, goodbye for now and until we meet again. I am sure you will be putting smiles on faces in heaven just as you always have.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00AM at South Tamworth Methodist Church on Sunday December 29, 2019.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Tamworth Visiting Nurses or Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice of Carroll County would be appreciated.
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