FRAMINGHAM – David Irwin Hutchinson, 90, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.
David was born in Dorchester, MA on October 29, 1931. There he was raised by his mother Esther (McCann) and his grandfather William Quint Hutchinson.
David and his mother moved to Framingham where he lived for 80 plus years. He was an all star basketball and baseball player at Framingham High School and went on to serve at the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He later played professional baseball with the Orioles and Pirates where he threw three no-hitters and a 5 inning perfect game with 15 strikeouts.
In 1953 at Christy’s in Framingham Centre, Dave met Charlotte “Alma” Turchi who would become his wife of 66 years. They later purchased their family home on Day Hill Road, where they raised their 6 children.
“Hutch” worked in the sales industry for 20 plus years before finding his true passion in radio and TV broadcasting.
Since 1978, he’s been the “Voice of Framingham” covering sports, politics and civic events. His signature calls of “High Above Rink Side” and “Jammed Packed Loring Arena” still resonate with so many. He worked on cable TV and local radio as host of WKOX’s “Sportlight,” where he reminded his audience at the conclusion of each show to “Remember, be a good sport!” He also umpired for many years from Little League to American Legion Baseball.
Dave served his community for all of his adult life as a longtime town meeting member, committee member & emcee of the Framingham Flag Day parade, Loring Arena Committee, and several other community organizations. He often encouraged others to get involved with their community. He hosted a thought-provoking cable show “Political Roundtable” on Framingham Public Access interviewing a Who’s Who of Massachusetts politicians. Dave was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for 30 years of service to his community.
He was awarded the prestigious “Pilgrim Award ” for his contributions to service veterans, and he was recently inducted into the Framingham High School Hall of Fame.
However, nothing meant more to Dave than his family. He is predeceased by his parents, and his beloved son Barry. He is survived by his loving wife, his sister Eleanor ”Honey” Witmeyer, his children David (Cheryl), Karen, Alan (Karen), Brian (Krissy), Mark (Wendi), and daughter-in-law Debra. He also leaves behind 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, neighbors, and friends. His grandchildren would like him to be remembered for his character. He was an incredible listener & an animated storyteller. He was supportive & encouraging. He made everyone feel like they were the most important person in the world. He was genuine, intentional, progressive, selfless & humble. Grampie was our hero!
The family would like to acknowledge the many health care professionals who cared for David while he lived with Multiple Myeloma and battled cancer.
The visiting hours are to be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from 4-7 p.m. at Boyle Bros. Funeral Home, 173 Union Ave. Framingham.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 12th at 10:00am at St. Bridget Church, 830 Worcester Road, Framingham. Burial will follow at St. Tarcisius Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crossroads School, 295 Donald Lynch Blvd, Marlborough, MA 01752.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, masks are required in the funeral home and at Mass.
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