Mary B. Hutchison

Mary B. (Dempsey) Hutchison

ROCHESTER - June 27, 2020 in her 100th year. Mary was born in Edinburgh Scotland, moved to Canada and then the US. She is predeceased by her husbands, Archibald McLean and Norman Hutchison; daughter Maureen Mack. Mary is survived by her children, Alan (Carole) Hutchison of St.Thomas, Ont., Angus (Sue) Hutchison of St. Thomas, Ont., Heather (Robert) Cotter of Eagle Harbor, NY, Norma Anne Hutchison of Webster, NY, Ross (Hae Jeon Abbott) Hutchison of Greece, NY; son-in-law, Gary Mack of Belmont, Ont.; grandchildren, Shari (Rob) Phillips, Kelly (Glen) Jackson, Dawn (Hans) Berthelsen, Cheryl (Warren) Dallin, Christine (Wes) Collard, Andrea Hutchison, Bobbi Jo Cotter, Ashley Haisch, Christopher Haisch, Jessica (Gino) Brone, Brandon Hutchison; great-grandchildren, Kevin Phillips, Christopher Jackson, Josh Jackson, Colby Berthelsen, Will Collard, Cameron Collard, Harrison Collard, Paris Smith, Alexis Smith & Taylor Smith; sisters-in-law Nancy Hutchison and Mima Hutchison; many nieces and nephews. Mary’s extended family, Tom, Sherry, Peter, Sue & John Sullivan, thank you for welcoming and embracing Mary from the moment you met her, we are truly grateful. Special mention of nephew Rob Hutchison and niece Barb Hutchison; daughter-in-law Julie Hutchison; son-in-law Ken Haisch; special friend Beth Thomsen. The family would like to thank the staff of St. Ann’s Nursing Home for their compassionate care. A special thanks to Emily Bush, Mike Aikens, Maureen Murphy and Mary Finocchario.

Mary’s family is requiring their guest’s upon entering the funeral home to wear a mask and hand sanitize.

Mary’s Life story will be shared during her visitation, Wednesday, July 15th from 5-8 PM. Please click here to reserve a time to visit with Mary's family 

Her funeral service will be celebrated Thursday, July 16th, 9:30 AM at the funeral home, immediately followed by her burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 100 College Parkway, Suite 280, Williamsville, NY 14221 in Mary’s memory.

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Mary B. Hutchison Life Story 

Mary was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Her parents were John Angus Dempsey and Louisa Caldwell Dempsey. She had 2 brothers, Dan, John and 1 sister Francis.

In her younger years she was very active.  She was involved in field hockey, swimming, dancing and was in a play called Little Women.  In recent years she shared a lot of stories about her youth and the fun she had growing up.

At a young age Mary lost her 1st husband while pregnant with her 4th child Heather.  She also had 3 children Maureen, Alan and Angus. Years later she met Norman her 2nd husband at the Motorcycle races.  They moved to Canada and were married.  She had 2 additional children Norma and Ross.

Mary was a Tailor and worked for high-end clients. She was always dressed well with matching shoes, purse, hat and lipstick. She made clothing and Halloween costumes for her children & husband. She knitted beautiful sweaters and loved to crochet also.

She enjoyed traveling with her husband to several countries including her homeland Scotland.  She went on cruises, tours and also enjoyed camping.

Mary loved to dance including Square dancing, Line dancing, Scottish dancing and Ballroom dancing.  She was a member of Belles and Beaus Square dance club for many years and was still dancing at the age of 91.

She was an avid reader and also loved to watch soap operas such as All my Children and many more. 

Mary was always happy and positive and said age is just a number. She had the cutest Scottish brogue.  Her famous phrase is “I would like a wee bit of Sherry” and “that’s lovely” after she drank the Sherry.

She has been called the sweetest woman by all who knew her.

She will be remembered as, strong, sweet, devoted, loving and fun.

We will miss her dearly as she was one of a kind.  Fly with the Angels Mom.