John J. “Jack” Hutchinson, Sr., 85, lifelong Concord resident, died peacefully at home on July 12, 2023. He was the beloved and devoted husband for 62 years of Nancy (Delfino) Hutchinson.
The son of the late John and Dorothy (Erisman) Hutchinson, he and his brother were the third set of twins born at Emerson Hospital on March 18, 1938. A 1956 graduate of Concord High School, Jack earned nine varsity letters as a member of the basketball, baseball and football teams. He also served as Captain on the football team. While studying at the University of Bridgeport, where he earned a B.S. in 1961, Jack continued playing baseball and football, and at that time, was voted fifth best punter in the nation.
He served our country in the United States Army after being drafted in 1961. He was stationed in Fort Dix and Korea, before being honorably discharged as Private First Class in 1963.
Jack’s professional career began with the Town of Wellesley in 1963, first as the Assistant Superintendent of Recreation, before being promoted to Superintendent, a position he held from 1968 until his retirement in 2002.
He was inducted into the Concord-Carlisle Athletic Hall of Fame and was the recipient of the Peter C. O’Brien Humanitarian Award.
In addition to his wife, Nancy, he leaves behind his loving children, John Hutchinson, Jr., Lorie Ogilvie and her husband Parky, Linda Henell and her husband Steven and Janey Ward and her husband Alec. He was the proud “Bedee” to Kara and Brett Ogilvie, Makena, Sean and Cameryn Henell, Kaia and Ava Ward and Mackenzie Blaney. Jack is also survived by his brothers, William Hutchinson and his wife Rose and Paul Hutchinson and his wife Doris, along with many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather for Jack’s funeral service on Tuesday, July 18th at 10:30 am in the Farrar Chapel of Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord Center. Burial will follow with U.S. Army military honors at St. Bernard’s Cemetery.
Concord’s Town Flag will fly at half-staff on Tuesday, July 18th in honor of his faithful military service.
Arrangements are entrusted to Dee Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Concord. To share a memory or offer a condolence in his online guestbook, please visit www.DeeFuneralHome.com.