Dorothy Marie Hutchinson, née Swinnerton, born on May 10, 1922 in Stamford, died on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at Norwalk Hospital of complications of a fall last Christmas. She was surrounded by her grown children.
Beginning in 1968, Mrs. Hutchinson worked for many years as an executive secretary, first for the special education office of the New Canaan public schools and then for the first selectman of New Canaan. She reluctantly retired at the age of 82. She was noted, among her many accomplishments, for her expert organization of New Canaan's iconic traditional Memorial Day Parade.