Alcadia I. (Hutchins) Dean, passed away Oct. 9, 2013, at a local nursing facility.

She was born May 5, 1910, in Freedom, the daughter of Fred E. and Grace White Hutchins. She attended Freedom Academy and graduated from Farmington Normal School in 1927 after which she taught schools until her marriage to Harold E. Dean of Lincolnville in October 1930. She retired to the life of a farmer’s wife until her children were grown when she returned to work in Belfast shoe factories until retiring to their home in Swanville.

She was a lifetime member of the Maine State Grange and the Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed the outdoors, taking long walks and maintaining a garden. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and making hooked rugs.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband; a son Ralph; two daughters, infant Shirley and Margaret Moore; a granddaughter Karen Moore and great-grandson Howard E. Moore II; and two brothers, Robert and Alden Hutchins.

She is survived by a daughter Sylvia Walker, of Swanville; grandchildren Carolyn Knight and husband James of Monroe, Harold Moore and wife Cheryl of Jackson, Robert Moore, David Moore and wife Catherine, “Mickey” McIntire and wife Cynthia, Ralph and Kenneth Walker, all of Swanville, Janet Walker of Fort Worth, Texas, Janine Edgington and husband Larry of Harrison, Ark., Alan Walker of Gray; and many great and great-great granchildren, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 10 to 11 a.m. The funeral will begin there at 11 a.m. with Rev. Rick Lambert officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in Lincolnville. Online condolences may be offered to the family at