Expert seamstress, beloved grandmother, great–grandmother

Published in the June 16, 2016 edition

Celia-Hutchinson-Obit-webTEWKSBURY — Celia Lee (Williamson) Hutchinson, “Nana”, age 72, of Tewksbury, formerly a long-time resident of North Reading, passed away on June 6, surrounded by her loving family.

Nana was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great–grandmother, and friend. She was a seamstress who could sew wedding dresses, feety pajamas and mend broken hearts. Nana was never too busy to listen, to lend a hand, to help a friend in need – never asking for anything in return. She treated everyone like gold and when she spoke with someone, she made them feel as if they were the only person in the world. She loved to laugh and more often than not, made us all laugh. Nana loved holidays and family get-togethers; any chance to spend time with her family. She was a fighter – perhaps the greatest fighter the world has ever known – as she overcame challenges when most would have given up. Through all the pain, she never once complained. Instead she cherished every moment on this earth, so that she could spend just one more minute with her loved ones. She was our miracle and we were hers.

Celia was the beloved wife of Walter “Hutch” Hutchinson. She was the devoted mother of Walter Hutchinson and his wife Marilyn of Pelham, NH, Michelle MacInnis of Tewksbury, Robert MacInnis Jr of Lowell and Lisa Sullivan and her husband Greg of Wilmington. She leaves her grandchildren Robert MacInnis III and his wife Shannon, Alyssa and Dillon MacInnis, Ashley and Venessa Hutchinson, Charlene and Glenn Sullivan. She was the loving great–grandmother of Jacob and Joseph MacInnis. Celia was the cherished daughter of the late Ernest and Elizabeth (Dupe) Williamson. She was the sister of Frank Williamson of Peabody and the late Harold Williamson and Joan Kadlec. Celia was the daughter–in–law of Clarice Hutchinson of Somerville. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends gathered for a funeral service at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt 62) Wilmington, on Friday, June 10, at 10:30 a.m. Interment was held in Riverside Cemetery, North Reading. Visiting hours were held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 9. Memorial donations in Celia’s name can be made to Mass General Hospital for the benefit of the Stem Transplant and Discovery Fund, Attn: Tyrone Latin, Development Office, 125 Nashua St., Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114, checks made payable to “Massachusetts General Hospital”.