Barry C. Hutchinson, 73 of Boxford passed away on June 4, 2020 at his home surrounded by family. His family feels blessed to have given him a Celebration of Love with his wife, daughters, sons-in-law, and five grandchildren in attendance the day prior to his passing. Barry was born in Beverly to the late Charles E. and Stefania (Holda) Hutchinson. As a child, Barry was always playing baseball and basketball with his numerous neighborhood friends. He graduated from Beverly High School and received his bachelor's degree from Merrimack College and a Masters of Psychology from the University of Bridgeport, CT. Barry was devoted to helping children with disabilities as well as adults who needed help in any way. Barry worked at Hogan Hospital in Danvers, helped start a behavioral technique program in Connecticut, and was a director of Camp Paul in Chelmsford, a summer camp program for students with severe behavioral difficulties. Barry also started the first educational day program for severely behavioral students in Lowell, MA. Later, Barry worked in Salisbury as a school psychologist, guidance counselor, and special education administrator. He retired from working for the Methuen Public Schools as a school psychologist and guidance counselor. He mentored numerous graduate students who continued to stay in contact with him. After his retirement, he consulted for the city of Everett to administer psychological testing within the schools. Throughout his career, Barry worked in private therapy practice in Georgetown, MA, with Dr. Richard Zapf. Barry was a member for numerous years on the zoning board in Boxford. Maintaining the quaint and quiet rural charm of Boxford was very important to Barry. Barry loved all forms of transportation- he had owned a 1959 XK150 Jaguar Roadster, he was learning how to fly a Cessna airplane, had the opportunity to be an engineer on a steam engine train at Loon Mountain, and loved sailing his boat, Imagine, at the Ipswich Bay Yacht Club of which he was a long term member. Barry was also an avid model railroader. Barry loved gardening with his wife. He was a lifelong fan of the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox. One of his favorite hobbies was attending rock concerts throughout New England with his family. While celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary, Barry and Ruth Ann, immediately fell in love with the paradise island and people of St. Croix and were overjoyed to share it with their children and grandchildren over a blissful five winters.
The most important things to Barry were his family and friends. Barry was married for 45 years to the love of his life, Ruth Ann (Stewart) Hutchinson. He had two fantastic daughters, Tonya Hutchinson-Clark of Kingston, NH, and Erin Hutchinson-Himmel of Amesbury, MA. He loved his sons-in-law like his own sons, Andrew Clark and Christopher Himmel. His 5 grandchildren were the lights of his life- Caitlin Hutchinson, Adam Clark, and the triplets- Magdalena, Sophia, and Charles Himmel. He was a true family man who enjoyed supporting the various hobbies and activities of his children and grandchildren. He was predeceased by his younger sister, Denise (Hutchinson) Fraize. Throughout his life, he was close to his nephews, nieces, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Barry touched the lives of many who appreciated his quick wit, care and love towards all.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The World Ocean School aboard The Roseway to benefit the children of St. Croix, PO Box 51091 Boston, MA. 02205, please indicate Barry’s name. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may also be sent to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center- Cardiology/ Heart Failure Clinic, ℅ Philanthropy, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805. Please indicate Barry’s name on the contribution. To share a memory of Barry with his family, please visit www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com
The Conte - Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown has been entrusted with Barry's care.
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