Marjorie W. (Williams) Lovejoy Horton, 98, Hopedale

Marjorie W. (Williams) Lovejoy Horton, 98, of Dennett St, Hopedale passed away Fri. March 29, 2019. She was the beloved wife the late Edward M. “Ted” Horton who died in 2010. Formerly, she was the wife of the late Millard A. Lovejoy. 

Mrs. Horton had been employed at the former Home National Bank in Milford for 30 years before her retirement. 

Marge was born in 1920 in Slatersville, RI the daughter of the late Clifford P. and Florence (Turner) Williams and had been resident of Hopedale for more than 96 years and a graduate of Hopedale High School. She loved her Hopedale community. 

She was a longtime member of the Hopedale Unitarian Parish and was an active member of the church’s Ladies Alliance. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Milford Regional Medical Center and the Upton Women’s Club. In earlier years, she loved to ski on Hopedale Hill and ice skate on Hopedale Pond. In later years, she loved to travel with Ted, visit Lake Winnipesaukee with her dear friends Bill & Nancy Gannett, participate in the Kris Kringle Fair at her church, go sailing, and also loved spending time with great friends and her family. 

By those who loved her, she was known as Nana, Auntie, Mom, Hazel, and Marge. Mrs Horton is survived by her granddaughters; Beth (Lovejoy) King and her husband Michael King of Walpole, Karen (Lovejoy) Lovely of Hopedale, and Susan Lovejoy of Blackstone. Two step grandsons; Edward F. Horton and Andrew W. Horton, Seven great-grandchildren; Jessica, James, and Julia Lovely, Ryan and Cara King, Christopher and Mia Lovejoy along with two great-great grandchildren Quinn and Easton Lovely-Henderson. Her niece Janet Daubenspeck, 2 Great-nieces, and her dear family friend Paula Touhey.

She was pre-deceased by her son James M. Lovejoy, daughter-in-law Cassandra J. (Earl) Lovejoy, stepson Edward M. Horton Jr., sister Athleen (Williams) Goff and brother-in-law Carleton N. Goff. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 11:00 am in the Hopedale Unitarian Pariah, 65 Hopedale St., Hopedale. Graveside services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hopedale Unitarian Parish, 65 Hopedale St., Hopedale, MA 01747 or to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, Milford.

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