Ruth Ann Hutchison

ORANGE — Ruth Ann Hutchison, age 73, of Orange, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital of Worcester.

Ruth Ann was born Dec. 2, 1942, in Fitchburg. She is the daughter of the late Herman C. and the late Ardath (Woollacott) Vieweg.

Ruth Ann grew up in Westminster and graduated from Gardner High School in 1960. She earned an associate degree in accounting from Mount Wachusett Community College.

She worked for MWCC as an accounting tutor and ran the computer workshop until her retirement.

She was a member of Our Lady Immaculate Church, a unit commissioner for the Boy Scouts and cooked for the Sisters of the Assumption in Petersham.

She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She loved her dogs, and traveling with her friends. She never knew a stranger and was a friend to all.

She is survived by two daughters, Leanne Rondeau and husband Allen of Athol, and Dorothy L. Hutchison of Orange; and three sons, Michael J. Hutchison and his wife Dana of Georgia, Sean P. Hutchison and his wife Suzie of Greenfield, and Russell W. Hutchison and his wife Darlene of Florida; three sisters, Darlene Pouliot of Ashburnham, Betty Jane Mire and her husband Saul of Winchendon, and Robin Gullatt and her husband G of Gardner; and two brothers, Bruce Vieweg and his wife JoAnne of North Dakota, and Neil Vieweg and his wife Shirley of New York; and five godchildren, Shirley Platek, Jean Forand, Mae Reevers, Sister Estelle and Sister Rita. She also has five grandchildren, Eric, Arthur, Christopher, A.J. and Thomas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Lee W. Hutchison, in 1997 after 32 years of marriage, brother-in-law, Frank Pouliot, and her close family friends, Donna and Leo Nault.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations in Ruth Ann’s name to a charity of your choice, the ASPCA or your local animal shelter.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

To leave an online condolence visit

Higgins-O’Connor Funeral Home, 146 Main St., Athol, is directing arrangements.

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