DEERFIELD - Kenneth Hutchins, 64, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association Hospice House, following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 15, 1944, in Fall River, Mass., the son of Eric and Ruby (Wilde) Hutchins.
Prior to his retirement, he was a tool design engineer for General Electric.
He was a member of the U.S.S. Constitution Model Shipwright Guild, Mystic Seaport Connecticut, Wooden Boat Forum, New England Sled Dog Club, Yankee IngenuiTies, Granite State Model Ts, Granite State Antique Auto Club, the Elfun's and Manchester Archers. He was an avid deer hunter and was featured twice on New Hampshire Chronicle as the Deerfield boat builder.
Surviving family members include his wife, Shirley (Hargreaves) Hutchins of Deerfield; two sons, William K. Hutchins of Surfer's Paradise, Queensland, Australia, and Nathan E. Hutchins of Orlando, Fla.; one daughter, Jennifer R. Hutchins of Deerfield; one brother, John E. Hutchins of North Attleboro, Mass.; and one sister, Wilma H. O'Dell of Concord.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 4 to 8 p.m. at Maiden-Petrin Funeral Home, Four Corners, Candia, Corner of Routes 43 and 27.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at noon in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Development and Major Gifts, Attn: Amy Fontanella, Massachusetts General Hospital, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston 02114. Checks should be made out to Massachusetts General Hospital, Pappas Center Research, or to CRVNA Hospice House, 240 Pleasant St., Concord 03301.