Ann (James) Hutchinson

Ann (James) Hutchinson, 89, of Brewster, Massachusetts, and formerly of Mont Vernon and Milford, New Hampshire, passed peacefully on July 16, 2022, at the Woodlands Assisted Living, with her loving family by her side.

For 52 years, she was the devoted wife of the late Edward F. Hutchinson. Ann was born in West Newton, Massachusetts, on Aug. 30, 1932, the daughter of the late Clifford E. James and Eleanor (Gile) Lund. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire, in 1954, where she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority, and where she met her husband, Ted.

Ann was very active in her community as well as her children’s activities throughout their respective educations. Over the years, she filled her days with bridge, gardening, a 30-year career as an Avon lady, cheering on the New England sports teams and spending time with her friends and her beloved children and grandchildren. She was an avid sports woman with a passion for tennis, skiing and swimming. Being a ball girl at the acclaimed Longwood Cricket Club in Newton sparked her love and dedication to the game of tennis. She later went on to earn a spot on a USTA “A” team, and a trip to Arizona to play in a USTA International Tennis Tournament. Ann’s love of nature and the outdoors was evident in her vast knowledge of plants, flowers and birds. She kept her bird feeder full so she could enjoy the birds at her window right up until the end of her life. She enjoyed music and singing and sang solos and duets in both her church choir and The Blue Birds of Happiness chorus at The Woodlands, where she resided. Spending time with family was of the utmost importance to her. Annual family vacations on Cape Cod Bay and ski trips to the mountains of New Hampshire and Maine, gave her immense joy and many treasured memories. Ann always will be remembered for her infectious laugh, warm heart and immense kindness to others.

Family members include four children, Todd G. Hutchinson of Sterling, Massachusetts, Lisa H. Conrad and her husband, Tom, of Orleans, Massachusetts, Jill Howard and her husband, Greg, of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, and Carol Piemontese and her husband, John, of Brewster, Massachusetts; four grandchildren, Ashley McGinness and her husband, Greg, of Franklin, Massachusetts, Brett Conrad and his wife, Lane, of Beverly Groves, California, Jack Howard of Boston, and Kitt Howard of Basking Ridge, New Jersey; and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert.

A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at 11 a.m., at the Green Lawn Cemetery, North Main St., Mont Vernon. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Flower Angels, Community Connections, 261 Whites Path, Suite 1, S. Yarmouth, MA 02664-1246 or at www.communityconnectionsinc.org/flower-angels. Arrangements are under the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home of Milford. There will be a memorial service for Ann on Cape Cod at a date to be determined. Details to follow.