Middleton — Samuel Spalding Hutchinson, 78, of Middleton and formerly of Peabody, returned home to God on Tuesday June 18, 2013, and is now embraced by Our Lord Jesus Christ. He was the beloved, devoted and cherished husband of Althea Meadows Hutchinson of Middleton, with whom he shared 44 years of marriage.
Born in Salem on March 21, 1935, he was the son of the late Nancy Spalding Hutchinson and the late William F. Hutchinson. He was raised and educated in Chapel Hill, N.C., where he graduated from high school at Christ School in Arden, N.C. He then graduated with a bachelor degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Sam was an avid sports fan and especially loved college sports. Of course he always rooted for his beloved UNC Tar Heels. His hobbies included swimming, skiing, and tennis. He was a longtime member of the Church of the Holy Name in Swampscott.
He was a retiree of Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company and General Electric of Lynn.
In addition to his devoted wife, Althea of Middleton, he is survived by his beloved brother, Richard Hutchinson of North Carolina and his late wife, Lynn, along with their children and grandchildren as nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law, Regina Meadows of Peabody; his sister-in-law, Alfreda Maynard of Lynn, and her late husband, Donald, along with their children and grandchildren as nieces and nephews; brother-in-law of Carol and George Mear of North Andover, with their children and grandchildren as nieces and nephews and Michael and Joanne Meadows of Lynn and their daughter. He was preceded in death, besides his parents, by a brother, William F. Hutchinson, and father-in-law, Alfred Meadows.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 10 a.m. from the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. in The Church of the Holy Name, 60 Monument Ave., Swampscott. A visitation will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Church of the Holy Name, 60 Monument Ave., Swampscott, MA 01907. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for online obit and to sign condolences.