Peter Hutchins
Peter Hutchins  PH-2
  May 26 1952 - March 16, 2015


Peter Gary Hutchins, 62, of Damariscotta, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2015 at Cove’s Edge with his daughter Jessica and caregiver Michelle by his side, after a long battle with Cerebellar Ataxia. 

Peter, commonly known as “Pete”, was born on May 26, 1952 in Oneida, NY, to parents Joan (Maley) Hutchins and John Hutchins. He grew up in the Lake Delta area of Rome, NY and graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1970.

Peter received his A.A. from Mohawk Valley Community College in 1974, his B.S. in Urban Studies from Utica College in 1976, and his J.D. from Syracuse University in 1978. He spent several years working in California for both Kaiser Steel and Coca Cola Corporation as a labor relations attorney. He then moved back to Sylvan Beach, New York, and worked as an Oneida County Public Defender until his retirement, when he moved to Maine to be closer to family.

Peter was an avid reader, known to read several books at the same time. Churchill was his favorite read. He enjoyed good food and wine, spirited conversations, and daily walks. He loved to visit art museums, especially when he visited Maine each summer. He also enjoyed photography and history. Peter loved to be by the water, and frequented beaches in New York and Maine. Peter will be remembered for his intelligence, sense of humor, and thoughtfulness. He had a competitive spirit, and was a tenacious worker. He will be missed dearly by his friends and family.

He is survived by his daughter, Jessica Hutchins, and fiance Nathan Hilton, of Damariscotta, ME; sister, Sandy Hutchins of Riverside, CA; and brothers, David and Michael Hutchins of CA; as well as members of his extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents. 

A service will be held at 1:00pm, on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, in Damariscotta. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to either the HMS NeuroDiscovery Opportunity Fund, at Harvard Medical School, Attention: Gift Processing, Office of Resource Development, 401 Park Drive, Suite 22 West, Boston, MA 02215; or the Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, Maine 04101. 

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME. Condolences, and messages for the family, may be expressed by visiting:

Peter’s family and friends would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Cove’s Edge for their exceptional care to Peter.



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