Amy's Story

PORTLAND - Amy Cousins Hutchinson, 95 of Portland died on Saturday, November 14, 2015 in Portland.

Amy Cousins Hutchinson came into this world during a raging snow storm on Isle Au Haut, Maine the only child of Fred and Florence Bridges Cousins where she lived until she moved to Stonington to attend High School. In later years, she noted with interest, how many snow storms seem to occur on her birthday; so close to the first day of spring. Each year, of course, spring did come marked by the arrival of the daffodils and narcissus. Amy did so look forward to these indications of hope and renewal after a long winter.

Amy's parents, predeceased her as did Uncles Woodrow and Percy Cousins, Aunts Mineola Rich, Virgie Cousins, Clara Cousins and Isabel MacDonald and great grandchildren Sean and Brian Paige and great great grandchild Blastow Snow. Also going on before Amy were dear cousins Ruth Rich, Claris Cousins Chance and very special friends Evangeline Knowlton, Katherine Grindle and Thelma Hopkins. Living on are children Terry and wife Catherine Weed Hutchinson of Voluntown, Connecticut; Deena and husband Ronald Lee of Acworth Georgia and Craig Hutchinson of Windham, Maine. Also, Grandchildren Jon Hutchinson, Cheri Lynn Coon, Kimberly Lee and Ryan Lee; Great Grand Children Megan and Lee Paige, Roxie, Trevor, Jason and Jeffrey Hutchinson, Elijah and Sarah Coon and Great, Great grand Children Ella Snow, Braylen Perkins and Tanner Snow, Jr.

Amy graduated from Stonington High School in 1938 and married Robert Hutchinson the very next day. She was employed by the United States Postal Service retiring in 1972. Amy worked for the next 20 years at, first, the Bay View Restaurant and, then, the Fisherman's Friend Restaurant where she so enjoyed the fried clams prepared by Chef Henry Bray. In 1988, Amy became a graduate of Eastern Maine Community College with credentials in the hospitality industry.

In 1992, Amy moved from Deer Isle to Eddington, Maine where she enjoyed time with many dear friends and held membership in the Grange and the Congregational Church. The "Ladies of Eddington" enjoyed, among other things, taking long Sunday rides where they sampled a good deal of what the fine cooks of Maine had to offer. In 2002 Amy moved to the Woods at Canco in Portland, Maine and, then resided at 75 State Street in Portland. Most recently Amy has been a resident of the Seaside Long Term Care facility in Portland and being cared for by Life Choice Hospice. Making many new friends as her adventures unfolded, she enjoyed the latter part of her life and appreciated the excellent care a great deal.

Amy adamantly wanted no funeral to be held and cringed at the thought of her family and friends having to endure such an ordeal. She hopes that all who knew her will celebrate her life in a manner that is meaningful to them. Interment within Greenwood Cemetery in Oceanville, Maine will occur at a later time. Arrangements by the A.T. Hutchins Funeral and Cremation Services, Portland, ME.

For online condolences, please visit our website at www.athutchins.com.
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