In loving memory of

October 28, 1924 - September 18, 2022

Mary H. Hutchens, 97, of Marquette, passed away on Sunday afternoon, September 18, 2022 surrounded by her loving family at Norlite Nursing Center.

Mary was born October 28, 1924 in Marquette to the late William and Helen (Bazinette) Gauthier. She attended the John D. Pierce School.

On June 22, 1943 she married Paul B. Hutchens in Orlando, FL.

Mary was an avid reader. She also enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, camping and riding in the woods with her husband.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Diana Nelson (Lee Tannehill) of Marquette; and granddaughter, Lyn Nelson of Marquette. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; brother and sister-in-law, William and Margaret Gauthier; and son-in-law, Rick Nelson.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 23 at 11 a.m. at Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Mary's family will greet relatives and friends starting at 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service in the funeral home. A luncheon will immediately follow the service. A private interment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mary's name to the Care Clinic, 1213 N. Third St., Marquette, MI 49855.

Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting Mary's family where memories and condolences may be shared at


Casey Murphy wrote on Sep 21, 2022:

"I am so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. I got to know her when I worked at Brookridge Heights, and we became good friends. We shared the same Birthday. My th I ughts and prayers to her family!!"

Marcy wrote on Sep 20, 2022:

"Diana, your mother will be greatly missed. I?m sorry for your loss. Cherish your memories. Sincerely Marcy"