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WESTBROOK -- Shawn Lloyd Hutchins, 41, beloved son of Lee B Hutchins Jr. and Kathleen (MacVane) Hutchins, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, from a fall sustained while doing what he loved best, photographing scenes in Dayton, Maine.
Shawn had many passions in life including sailing, hiking and photography but he most deeply cared about his three children and cherished the time he spent with them. His photographs, which he often posted online, were amazing works of art.
Shawn had recently applied to Southern Maine Community College and was preparing to study electrical engineering.
His engaging personality, zest for life and love of family will be remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Shawn was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Elizabeth MacVane and paternal grandmother Henrietta K. Palmer.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by former wife and friend, Danine Brown and their children Kaitlynn, Zackary and Matthew Hutchins; sister, Deborah Grant and her husband Peter; nieces, Courtney, Kasey and Sarah Collins and her husband John and their children Sage, Anna and Jack; paternal grandfather, Lee Hutchins Sr. and his wife Flo of Florida; grandfather, Elton Howard of Florida. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at First Baptist Church, 360 Canco Rd. Portland, ME 04103. Arrangements are by A.T. Hutchins Funeral & Cremation Services, Portland. To offer words of condolence and share memories with the family, please go to the obituaries section at www.athutchins.com.
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on December 21, 2012