Sister Linda M. Hutchins, SNDdeN Print E-mail



Sister Linda M. Hutchins, SNDdeN

      Sister Linda M. Hutchins, SNDdeN, (Sr. Marie St. Andrew), died peacefully on December 13, 2017 at the D’Youville Life and Wellness Community in Lowell.   She will be missed by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, her sister Susan L. Koester of Hudson, NH;  her brother William and his wife Marianne of Hudson, NH  her brother Richard of Quincy, Ma., and many nieces and nephews and her dear friends  Sister Mary Jean Verbicky and Margie O'Donnell. 
      Sister Linda, the daughter of Walter and Mary (Leonard) Hutchins, was born on July 22, 1941 and raised in Dorchester before entering the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur on August 1, 1959. She offered her first vows on January 30, 1962 and her final vows on July 30, 1967. Sister received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Emmanuel College and Masters in Education from Lowell State University. During her early years of ministry, Sister Linda served in Lawrence and Cambridge.  From 1971 until the present, Sister Linda has taught in several Catholic Elementary schools in the city of Lowell: St. Patrick, St. Louis, St. Margaret, Franco American and also at the Huntington Learning Center and the Sylvan Learning Center. 
     Her family and her Notre Dame community will receive friends at the O'Donnell Funeral Home, 276 Pawtucket Street, Lowell, MA on Monday, December 18, from 2:00 to 5:00PM. There will be a Prayer Service at 3:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 19 at St. Margaret’s Church in Lowell followed by burial at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, 30 Jeffreys Neck Rd., Ipswich, MA 01938. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768. 
Condolences (4)
  • Jim Elias
    My wife and I extend our deepest sympathy to the Hutchins family. Sister Linda was an outstanding educator and friend to the Lowell Community. She will be missed. May she rest in peace.
  • Kathy Dunphy Skala  - Happy Childhood Memories
    To the Hutchins deepest condolences. When I heard about Linda’s death, I of course was deeply saddened. But my sadness quickly turned to the wonderful memories of our childhood. They came to mind like pictures in an album...”Hutch”, the two of us walking to St. Mark’s School, you hopping hydrants in your wonderful outfits (treasures from your mom’s many trips to Filene’s), writing a song in the 7th grade to help us remember copulative verbs, heading to the Adams St theater to see the Eddie Duchin story, playing ball against the brick block, enjoying the famous Brownie Bar after school, May Processions, our fathers working at Church, your mother’s great cooking, your sister Susie, and brothers Billy and Richard, my Halloween parties, Christmas excitement, the best Easter outfits, going to scholarship class every Saturday morning, separating after 8 yrs to go to different High Schools, SNDs, teaching Jr. High together at Holy many memories. We had such wonderful families, such good, fun times. I’m forever grateful for Linda being such a good friend! May you Rest In Peace!! Love, Kathy Dunphy Skala
  • Roger Dumont  - SINCERE SYMPATHIES
    SINCERE SYMPATHIES to the entire Hutchins Family and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Community. Being a dear friend of Linda's sister Susan, I did not know Linda well, but had the pleasure of meeting her on a couple occasions. All the members of the Hutchins family I've met, as well as Linda's fellow Sisters are ALL GOOD, KIND HEART goes out to all of them who have been blessed with Linda's presence. IN SYMPATHY & LOVE, Roger Dumont
  • Elaine (Fortune) O'Rourke  - Peace to Linda
    I entered with Linda in 1959. We had some good "memories as Postulants and Novices in Waltham. I graduated from CCCH and we , she being from NDA, were rivals in basketball...something through the years we always laughed about.I'm so glad her days of suffering are over. God be good to her and to you her family. eRVoySincerely. Elaine
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