Glenice M. Hutchins

FALMOUTH — Glenice Mae Caton Hutchins, 80, passed away on June 23, 2012 in the presence of her loving family, as the result of injuries sustained in a car accident.

Glenice was born in Lewiston on Aug. 4, 1931 to Maurice E. and Hazel (Grover) Caton. She graduated from Lisbon High School, Fisher College in Boston and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine in 1970 and her master’s degree in 1978. She taught elementary school in Falmouth for 23 years and was loved by her students, who often came up to her years later to thank her. She worked at the Cedars Nursing Care Center as a part-time receptionist from 1993 until the year of her death.

She was a member of the Religious Society of Friends, Durham Meeting; United Teaching Profession; Falmouth Education Association; Maine Teachers Association; National Teachers Association. She was active in the Falmouth Historical Society, volunteered for the American Cancer Society as a reach to recovery volunteer after her first breast cancer surgery in 1985 and on the committee for the Living With Cancer Conference held each year in Augusta. She also volunteered for the Salvation Army, correcting Bible study lessons for prisoners. She was a hospice volunteer from 1997 to 2002.

She lived her life with grace, courage, and a true love for others. She will be deeply missed by everyone whose life she touched. She loved learning and supported all of her grandchildren in their search for higher education.

She was predeceased by her parents; her brother, Carl Caton; and her husband Wendell W. Hutchins.

She is survived by her son Bradley Hutchins of Gray; her daughters, Beth Anne King of Freeport and Donna Ross of Bridgton; her brother, Donald of Florida; her sister, Arlene Rand; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; her seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and her loving partner of the last 12 years, Albert Andersen.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the Durham Friends Meetinghouse on Route 125 in Durham.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Topsham, ME.

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