Joan M. (De Grange) Hutchins of North Smithfield passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. She was the beloved wife of Keith Huthins. She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Aram and Lorraine (Crepeau) De Grange. Joan was employed as a nurse for Woonsocket Hospital for many years, retiring in 1987. She enjoyed writing and was a member of local writing groups and will be remembered for her dry comedic wit. Joan was also an animal lover and was a member of the Audobon Society, G.A.S.P., PAWS, and PETA. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her loving son Adam Hutchins of North Smithfield, and her siblings: David De Grange of North Smithfield, Alan Benoit of Coventry, and Cynthia Sokol also of North Smithfield. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: http://www.heartofri.org/ Arrangements are private.
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