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Towne, Marion L.

Marion Lorraine Towne,  a Westwood resident for over 80 years, died Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Harrington House in Walpole. She was 93 years old. She was born in Southwest Harbor, Maine, the daughter of the late Arnold W.  and Bernice (Warren) Weed.  Marion graduated from Dedham High School. She was a foster mother for the Home for Little Wanderers in Jamaica Plain for over 40 years. Marion opened her home and fostered over 250 children throughout 20 of those years.  Her love and caring nature with children rewarded her in so many ways including being named Foster Mother of the Year several times.  She was also involved for over fifteen years with the MMO Program, Mothers Morning Out, at the Islington Community Church in Westwood. Marion was an avid bingo player.   She was predeceased by her husband George Warren Towne and is survived by her children George W.  Towne Jr.  and his wife Robyn of Australia, Marilyn Flynn of Foxboro,  Donald B. Towne and his wife Elizabeth of Norwood, and Eric A. Towne of Westwood. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.  Marion was the mother of the late Richard J. Towne and David Towne and the sister of the late Donald Weed,  Elliot Weed, Alta McLaren and Dorothy Lapham.   A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 15th at 10 AM at the First Baptist Church of Westwood, 808 High Street, Westwood.  Burial will be private. Donations in Marion’s memory may be made to the Home for Little Wanderers, 161 Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA. 02130.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Erin
    September 8th, 2012 | 2:45 pm

    Love and Miss You!

  2. Patty and Tom Starr
    September 8th, 2012 | 3:13 pm

    Dear Betty and Don,
    We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We want you to know you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. We hope your best memories will help you through, may God bless…

  3. Susan, David and kids
    September 9th, 2012 | 4:30 am

    Love you and miss you Gram.

  4. Betty Rice
    September 9th, 2012 | 8:54 am

    Marilyn, what an impressive tribute to your mother and all her loving accomplishments. My love and sympathies to you ~
    Betty Hosking Rice

  5. Beth Fitzhenry
    September 9th, 2012 | 6:59 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family. My childhood years were spent with Marion as our neighbor. I remember her as having a heart of gold and a great love for family. We would all play in each others backyards and we were all like family. Her gift of love to all who entered her home and her endless generosity will be what I remember most. God bless her and safe journey.

  6. Tracey Van Uden
    September 9th, 2012 | 8:18 pm

    We will carry the love and good memories of you in our hearts forever. Love your grand daughter Tracey.

  7. Nanette Freiberger
    September 9th, 2012 | 11:03 pm

    I am very sorry for your loss. Take pride and find peace in all the great works Marion has done. With great sympathy, Nanette

  8. Laura scanlon
    September 10th, 2012 | 9:18 am

    With deepest sympathy to Marions family. I remember her from MMO, she was a wonderful person.

  9. September 10th, 2012 | 11:47 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Marion was a wonderful person. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days. You can be very proud of all she accomplished in life, and all the babies she helped raise through the years. She will be missed by all. With our deepest sympathy, and God Bless.

  10. Jill & Oliver Kelly
    September 13th, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Dear Towne Family:
    We are sad for the passing of Auntie Marion. She will be missed by us all. May happy memories of her keep us all smiling in the days ahead! She was the BEST!!

    Our sympathy, Jill & Oliver

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