STONINGTON – Merna E. Hutchinson, 86, passed away June 26, 2008, at Island Nursing Home, Deer Isle, after a brief illness. She was born Dec. 16, 1921, the daughter of the late Milton and Hattie (Sellers) McGaddis. Mrs. Hutchinson enjoyed crocheting, sewing and was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family. She was predeceased by her husband of 72 years, Frederick “Fred” A. Hutchinson, June 16, 2008. Merna is survived three children, Eugene Hutchinson and wife, Laura, William Hutchinson and Arlene Joyce and husband, Norman, all of Deer Isle; four grandchildren, Debra Hutchinson and husband, Philip Jones, of Deer Isle, Barbara Hillock and husband, Carey, of Eastbrook, Va., Olsen and husband, Blaine, of Stonington, and Mark Joyce and wife, Shannon, of Stonington; five great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Sarah, Deven, Michael and Addie; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, predeceased family members include two sisters, Dorothea Gross and Marion Newbert. Per Merna’s wishes, there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to Island Medical Center, 354 Airport Road, Stonington, ME 04681. Arrangements are entrusted to Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Stonington. www.bragdonkelley.com.