The article above is from the Milford Daily News, July 29, 1938. It seemed like quite a coincidence
when Peter Metzke of Melbourne, Australia, sent the article below, in which Eleanor is mentioned,
the day after I happened to notice the article above at the Milford Library while I was looking for
something else. I don't think her name had ever passed between us before, so it was a surprise
when Peter's email with the article arrived. Peter also sent the Milford News obituary.
Eleanor Crockett Hutchinson died on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at JML Care Center in Falmouth after a lengthy illness. She
was 91 years old.
Born in Milford, Mrs. Hutchinson graduated from Hopedale High School and the University of Maine, Orono. She spent her
junior year abroad studying French at the Sorbonne in Paris, from which she received a degree with high honors. She later
earned her master's degree in French at Clark University.
During World War II, Mrs. Hutchinson was an officer in the WAVES of the United States Navy. She worked in communications
on Terminal Island in California.
Before her marriage. Mrs. Hutchinson taught French at Wareham High School. Later she taught French, Latin and Spanish for
many years, serving as chairwoman of romance languages at Nipmuc Regional High School in Mendon, and Fall Mountain
Regional High School in New Hampshire. During her teaching career, Mrs. Hutchinson took her students to Quebec and
Paris on many occasions. She was elected to the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, an honorary society for female teachers who
have given distinctive service in the field of education.
Mrs. Hutchinson was active in civic work in Hopedale and Keene, N.H. She held offices in the Milford Area Visiting Nurse
Association, the Hopedale Women's Club and the Hopedale Garden Club. Mrs. Hutchinson had been a summer resident of
Falmouth since 1947, and moved here year round in 1978. In Falmouth, she had been active in the Racing Beach
Association, the Garden Club, the Woods Hole Golf Club, the First Congregational Church, and the P.E.Q. Sisterhood.
She was the devoted wife of John W. Hutchinson who passed away in 2005. After a stroke left him blind, Mrs. Hutchinson
devoted most of her time and energy caring for him for two decades.
She is survived by her two sons, John Jr. of North Falmouth and Dr. Thomas Hutchinson of Falmouth and his wife, Susan.
She is also survived by five grandchildren: Robert and his wife, Hilary, and Carolyn, Julie, Laura and Christa Hutchinson.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 26 at the First Congregational Church, Main Street, Falmouth.
Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Falmouth. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Elizabeth R. Hutchinson
Memorial Scholarship Fund at Trinity Pawling School, Pawling, N.Y., or to the charity of the donor's choice. For online
guestbook, directions and obituary please visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com
John W. Hutchinson Sr., a businessman and active community member, died Wednesday at Falmouth
Hospital after a long illness. He was 89. Mr. Hutchinson was born in Lawrence and lived in Hopedale
before moving to Falmouth. He graduated from Bates College and earned his master's degree in
economics from Boston University. He was an acclaimed athlete who played football, hockey, and
baseball in college. He also served in the Marine Corps during World War II. Mr. Hutchinson began his
business career at Draper Corp. in Hopedale, where he became director and vice president of
manufacturing. He was also president of Fellows Corp. in Springfield, Vt., and served on the board of
directors of …
John W. Hutchinson Sr., a businessman and active community member, died Wednesday...Hutchinson
leaves his wife, Eleanor (Crockett) Hutchinson; two sons, John W. Hutchinson Jr. of North Falmouth and
Dr. Thomas D. Hutchinson of Falmouth.....
Mechanical Engineering-CIME (Thu, 01 Nov 2001) Per Bruel Gold Medal for Noise Control and Acoustics
Gary H. Koopmann Fellow ASME Pennsylvania State University Edwin F. Church Medal Frank Kreith Life
Fellow ASME Daniel C. Drucker Medal Bruno A. Boley Honorary Member ASME Columbia University
Thomas A. Edison Patent Award Alexander M. Gorlov Member ASME Northeastern University William T.
Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award Robert J. Hocken Member ASME University of North Carolina at
Charlotte Fluids Engineering Award Ramesh K. Agarwal Fellow ASME Wichita State University Y.C. Fung
Young Investigator Award David F. Meaney Member ASME University of Pennsylvania Henry Laurence
Gantt Medal Roy M. Huffington Executive J. Hall Taylor Medal William N. McLean Member ASME
Consultant Newco valves Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award John W. Hutchinson Fellow ASME
Harvard University Timoshenko Medal Ted B. Belytschko Fellow ASME Northwestern University George
Eleanor at a Woman's Club event, c. 1953.
John on right. Herb Pickard on left. C. 1953
photo above (Eleanor on left, Regina Espanet on right) was taken at a
Women's Club event at the Hopedale Town Park in the early 1950s.
1935. Eleanor Crockett was vice-president.
Thanks to John Butcher for the three clippings above.