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Eugene H. Hutchinson

Eugene H. Hutchinson, 81, of Deer Isle, Maine, passed away surrounded by family February 11, 2019. Born and raised in Stonington, Maine, he was a life-long lobster fisherman. He enjoyed spending summers at Two Rivers Campground in Skowhegan, Maine. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Laura Hutchinson; daughter Debra Hutchinson and husband Philip Jones, daughter Barbara Jordan and wife Kimberly Jordan; granddaughter Stephanie Jordan and husband Shane Jordan, granddaughter Sarah Bray and husband Devin Bray, sister Arlene Joyce and husband Norman. He is predecased by children Robert and Julie Hutchinson, parents Fredrick and Merna Hutchinson, and brother William Hutchinson.


Jean Haskell Loesch Krauklin

Jean Haskell Loesch Krauklin was born in Berlin, N.H., on March 30, 1923, the oldest daughter of Benjamin and Lydia Haskell; her younger siblings were Ruth Haskell Young, David Haskell, and Robert Haskell. She died peacefully on February 9, 2019, at age 95, in Alpharetta, Ga. Her remains will be buried in Deer Isle, Maine, where she spent many summer vacations. A memorial service will be held on July 13, 2019, in Deer Isle.

Jean graduated from Berlin High School and Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School. She was married to Buchanan Loesch for 25 years and lived in Reading, Mass. After their divorce, Jean moved to St. Croix, USVI. She and her second husband, Ewald Krauklin, lived there and later moved to Port St. Lucie, Fla. After Ewald died in 1992, Jean and Vollmer Hetherington became a couple; they lived first in Hampton, N.H., then Cary, N.C. Following his death she moved into Tapestry House in Alpharetta, Ga.

Jean is survived by her daughter Karen Loesch Whitehill and husband Richard of Earlysville, Va.; son Peter Loesch of Nashville, Tenn.; son Stacy Loesch and wife Louise Keim-Loesch of Roswell, Ga.; and daughter-in-law Sharon Loesch of Chester, N.H., wife of Kenneth Loesch who died in 2011. Jean’s six grandchildren are Samuel and Jacob Whitehill, Jeffrey Loesch, who died in 2014; Kimberly Loesch Bears, and David and Jonathan Loesch.

Jean held jobs as secretary, editor and realtor, and maintained many friendships through the years. She enjoyed traveling, reading, and had a lifelong passion for classical music, playing the flute in several amateur orchestras and chamber music groups.


Patricia C. Mordecai

SCARBOROUGH—Patricia Carson Mordecai, 80, of Scarborough, Maine, died peacefully at Gosnell Memorial Hospice Home on February 7, 2019, from cancer. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 28 years, Donald D. Mordecai.

Patricia leaves her daughter, Barbara Nason and husband Peter Sherman; son, Thomas Nason and wife Jennifer Martin; stepsons, Daniel Mordecai and David Mordecai; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Penelope Carson; grandchildren, Leeland, Marshall, Emma, Alexandra, Gillian; great-grandchild, Oliver; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Patricia (Pat) was born in Orange, New Jersey, and brought up in New Rochelle, New York. She graduated from The College of Wooster in 1960 where she met her first husband, Charles (Chuck) K. Nason. Pat was married to Chuck for 24 years and raised their children in Wayland, Massachusetts. In 1985, Pat married Donald D. (Don) Mordecai. After residing in Wayland, they moved to various places following their careers in Connecticut, Washington, D.C., and New York.

Pat had a lifelong and commemorable career with the Episcopal Church both nationally and locally, including the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, and St. Albans Church in Washington, D.C. From 1998 until her retirement in 2006, she served as the Chief Operating Officer of the national Episcopal Church USA in New York City.

Following retirement, Pat and Don moved to Castine, Maine, where they were active in the town and church affairs, and enjoyed gardening, boating, walking, music, and reading. In 2011, Pat and Don moved to Scarborough, Maine, where Pat was very active at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Falmouth and the Scarborough Garden Club.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Episcopal Church of St. Mary, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, ME.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Pat may make a donation to The Island Institute (sustaining the islands and communities of the Gulf of Maine), P.O. Box 648, Rockland, ME 04841. Arrangements entrusted to Hobbs Funeral Home, Scarborough. Online condolences may be expressed at hobbsfuneralhome.com.


Michael M. Snowden

STONINGTON– Michael Maurice Snowden passed away January 15, 2019 at his home in Stonington. He was born November 30, 1963 in Brunswick, Maine, the son of John E. Snowden and the late Sylvia A. (Barter) Snowden of Deer Isle.

Mike moved with his family to Kingston, N.Y. in 1965, where he lived and attended school until moving to Tulsa, Okla., in the late ’70s. He spent many summer vacations on Deer Isle and Isle au Haut visiting his large extended family.

He lived in New York, Oklahoma, Virginia and Georgia, prior to moving back to Deer Isle in 2006. Mike fished with several lobstermen, did carpentry, painting, and other jobs.

Mike was a very generous person to his family and friends, and always so thoughtful about the gift that he gave to you. He especially loved when his family and friends brought their young children to the house so he could tease them and then spoil them with candy or little gifts.

Mike enjoyed watching football and was an avid NASCAR fan. He spent many hours playing dominoes, cribbage, scrabble and other online games. He loved pets and animals of all kinds and enjoyed walking in the woods and photographing the birds and wildlife.

Mike is survived by his father, John E. and stepmother, Catherine M. Snowden, of Deer Isle; his brother, John “Peter” E. Snowden Jr, of Dahlonega, Ga.; his sister, Cynthia S. Royal, of Warrenton, Va.; nieces and nephews, Jessica Sweeney (Stephen); Jamie Long (Zack); Austin Royal all of Virginia; Lisa Snowden and husband Allen Parker; and John E. Snowden III of Oklahoma. He is also survived by several great-nieces and nephews, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

In addition to his mother, Mike was predeceased by his grandparents; Maurice E. and Helen (Smith) Barter, and Jason G. Snowden and Edith (Pickering) Snowden Marshall; and several cousins. A memorial service will be held in the early summer. Donations in Mike’s memory may be made to the Memorial Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 387, Deer Isle, Maine, 04627.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home in Ellsworth.