EAST HADDAM, CONN. – Severin Roy Hutchinson left us peacefully to begin his next journey Nov. 12, 2012. “Sev” or “Hutch” as his was lovingly called by family and friends, was born Dec. 30, 1944, in Dalhart, Texas, to Frederick and Edith (Page) Hutchinson.
He is loved and will be missed by his wife, Georgia Hutchinson; brother, Francis Hutchinson and partner, Pat Ihle; and sister and brother-in-law, Deanna and Robert Wetzler. He was a wonderful father to his children, Michael Hutchinson, Melony Hutchinson, who predeceased him, Erica and Josh Young, and Ken and Leslie Corey. His grandchildren, Dylan Hutchinson, Christopher Vagnini, Alexandra and Ella Young, and Cassidy, Zachary and Logan Corey, were so fortunate to have such a devoted “Grandpy” and “Poppy.” In addition, he also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, as well as close friends.
After graduating from Bangor High School in 1962, Hutch served our country on board the USS Toconic in the U.S. Navy. After his enlistment, he made his home in East Haddam, Conn., and appreciated the beauty of the rural, small town community. He was employed by Southern New England Telephone Co. for more than 30 years. He loved his work as a lineman and technician supervisor. Sev enjoyed the simpler things in life, like summer outings with his son, Mike; and grandson, Dylan, at the family camp in Maine, cheering on his grandchildren at their sporting events, and playing setback with family and friends. He also loved traveling with his in-laws, Carmie and George Pappas, and had fond memories of the adventures they had together. Sev found value in everything; he had quite a collection of “treasures.” He appreciated the beauty in life in both in art and nature; he loved boats and sailing and he was an avid skier and biker. He enjoyed spending his days outdoors and his daily evening walks. He rooted for the Boston Red Sox each baseball season and also the University of Connecticut basketball teams. In his free time he loved to bake and took joy in sharing his culinary masterpieces with family and friends. Hutch was the type of guy who would lend anyone a hand, no matter how large or small the task. He will be remembered for his fun loving nature, contagious laugh and his generous heart.
Calling hours will be 4-6:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at D’Angelo Funeral Home, 22 S. Main St., Middletown, Conn., where a celebration of his life will begin 6:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Salvation Army.