Barbara L. Hutchings (Hawes), age 89, of Rockland passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021. Barbara was born in Quincy then raised and educated in Weymouth. She married her husband, Russell, in 1948 after he returned from serving in World War II. Barbara and Russell settled in Rockland where they raised a family together and have lived since.
Barbara was a true matriarch to not only her own children, but was also very active in foster care. She helped countless children throughout the years and stayed involved in many of their lives to this day. Barbara also loved cooking for her family and gardening.
Barbara was predeceased by her beloved husband Russell Hutchings Sr. and her son Bruce Hutchings. She was the loving mother of Russell Hutchings Jr. and his wife Barbara of Whitman, Larry Hutchings and his wife Gerry of VA, Mark Hutchings and his wife Terry of Hanson, Gary Hutchings and his wife Lauren of ME, Donald Hutchings and his wife Dee of Haverhill, Cindy Bouchard and her husband Jeff of Rockland, and Melissa Hutchings of Duxbury, cherished grandmother of 18, and great-grandmother of many, and sister of Bob Hawes. Barbara is also the matriarch of Lila Cimbron-Chandler, Tasha Pearson, Tanja Seidel, Bridget O’Hara, and Lisa Sciacca.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to the visitation for Barbara on Thursday, June 10, 2020 from 9-10am in the C. C. Shepherd Funeral Home located at 134 Pleasant St. (Columbian Sq.) Weymouth, MA. A funeral service will take place immediately following the visitation at 10am in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Halifax Central Cemetery.