Celia Lee Hutchinson

June 7th, 2016

Celia Lee (Williamson) Hutchinson, “Nana”, age 72, of Tewksbury, formerly a long-time resident of North Reading, passed away on June 6th, 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 & his wife Marilyn of Pelham, NH, Michelle MacInnis of Tewksbury, Robert MacInnis Jr of Lowell and Lisa Sullivan & 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. Loving great grandmother of Jacob and Joseph MacInnis. Celia was the cherished daughter of the late Ernest & 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 will gather for a funeral service at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt 62) Wilmington, on Friday, June 10th, at 10:30 a.m. Interment Riverside Cemetery, North Reading. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 9th, from 4-8 p.m. 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”.


17 Entries in Guest Book for “Celia Lee Hutchinson”

  1. Marilyn Watkins says:

    I am so sorry for your loss and Mrs. Hitchinson will surely be missed. May God give you peace in your time of sorrow.

  2. Carolyn Reese says:

    R.I.P. My wonderful Friend. You will Forever be in my Heart and will never be forgotten. Fly high with the Angels until we meet again!

  3. Jackie Gentile, and I says:

    With loving thoughts and my condolences for this amazing lady that was loved by all.
    God has welcomed a very special angel to his home. Love to all. Jackie

  4. Stuart Phillips says:

    I only met Celia in person just over a year ago but our link is strong through our DNA. It has been a total privilege to have spent time personally and through various communication, if only for a short time. I will miss you so much, but I promise you I will continue to spread the word and help the cause of stem cell treatment. Your legacy will be to help save the lives of people in the future through our close association. Rest in peace friend xx

  5. Marilyn Jones says:

    My dear friend, I will miss your smile. Until we meet again,you will always be in my thoughts. Rest in peace!

  6. Leigh deRochemont says:

    As a friend of Hutch’s brother, Bruce, may knowing others share your grief comfort you somehow and help to ease the sense of loss of Celia Lee that you all are feeling now.

  7. David and Kimberly Miller says:

    Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you and your families. Celia was a wonderful lady. She was fun and made people laugh. She will be sincerely missed by all who knew her. May you always find comfort in your memories. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    David, Kim, David and Scott

  8. the Barcelos Family says:

    Our deepest sympathies to your wonderful mother! The grandchildren and great grand children truly had a loving role model.

  9. Karen Berg says:

    What do you say to a family that has just lost a part of their being,
    For the loss of the wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, friend
    their use to seeing.
    God chose to take her hand,
    This we do not understand.
    She has gone to heaven, but left behind,
    The memories of the years and person you knew as kind.
    Her life given and her life taken,
    But, the love she leaves is not to be forsaken.
    Comfort is my wish and courage my prayer,
    To a family, so dear.

    With Love & Sympathy
    Karen Berg

    Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
    Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood.
    So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

  10. Vivian Lent says:

    R.I.P Celia will miss you at craft day in Fl. So sorry for your loss Mr Hutchinson

  11. Barbara Copp says:

    The Copp family has known & loved Celia for many years. Her brother Harry Williamson & nephew Harold were our connection….all wonderful people. We have walked in Wakefield for her & have shared years on face book together. She will be so missed. She was always reaching out to me to help me & I will never-ever forget this wonderful woman. She also educated me to spread the word about donating life. She left a piece of herself to all who knew her. R.I.P. Celia, my friend.

  12. Kathy Brown says:

    The Brown Family (Richard, Kathy…Sandy Williamson’s sister and McCoy, son want to send our condolences, sympathy, thoughts and prayers to Celia’s family. So sorry for your loss. May she R.I.P.

  13. Tammy (Williamson) Silva says:

    So sorry to the entire family for the loss of a wonderful lady! Aunt Celia has been a part of so many milestones in my life. She was my confirmation sponsor, at my wedding made sure my wedding dress was bustled right, made my daughters nursery beautiful w/all the things she made, the outfits she made for my 3 daughters and just recently making my granddaughter’s Christening gown. She has also been beside me through tough times-the day my dad (her brother) & my brother (her nephew) past away. Such a strong woman w/all she went through w/her sickness! She made family #1!! Life without her will never be the same! Always in my heart MFA~YFN Tammy????

  14. Jacqui Marlier says:

    Once you met Celia, you never forgot her! She was a sparkle that could not be missed and she shared her sparkle with everyone around her. She was warm, sunny and she always made you feel welcome. She will be sorely missed but she’s probably cracking up the angels with her sparkle!!

  15. Sandra Williamson says:

    Hutch, Michelle, Hutchie, Lisa and all the Hutchinson family,

    I want to send my sincere condolences to all of you for the loss of Celia. She will be greatly missed by me and all people who knew her.
    She was my sister in law but also my best friend. We have known each other since we were teenagers and will always be remembered. She was always there for me through some really hard times in my life no matter what. But she was there for me in so many good times also, which will always be in my happy memories. Celia was a very special person.
    With Love,
    Sandy/Auntie Sandy

  16. Sandra Williamson says:

    Hello Celia,
    I am thinking of you on your birthday. I miss you very much and you are in my thoughts often, as you are of all of my family.

    I love you very much.
    Your friend and sister in law,

  17. Sandra Williamson says:

    You are in my thoughts today. On April 22, 1962, 55 years ago, Harry and I were with you and Hutch for your very special day of marriage. We were very happy to be part of that special day with both of you.
    Celia I love you and miss you very much.

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