Marjorie E. Dunton, 96

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YARMOUTH — Marjorie Edith Dunton, 96, of Cumberland Center, died peacefully Feb. 5 at The Brentwood Rehabilitation and Long Term Care Center with her friends and her loving son and daughter at her side.

On Oct. 10, 1914, she was born in Hampden, the youngest of five children of Charles and Mabel Thayer.

After attending Beal Business College she met her future husband, Arthur Dunton.

They married on Oct. 3, 1939, and lived in Bucksport and Orland before making their home in Cumberland Center in 1957.

The family spent many summers at their camp at Toddy Pond in Surry, where she enjoyed swimming with her daughter, June, up until age 78.

She loved to garden, bake cookies, and enjoyed animals.

Known for her terrific sense of humor, she had many dear friends, including Florence, Anna, Evelyn and Laura and together they would often visit friends and residents in nursing homes.   

Above all, she loved to give people hope for a better tomorrow.

She was a longtime Jehovah’s Witness,  and a member of the North Yarmouth Congregation of Witnesses.

She was predeceased by her husband in 1987, her siblings, and her oldest friends.

She is survived by her three children, Anne of Limestone, Richard of New Gloucester, and June of Cumberland Center; grandchildren, Glen Scott Allen of Utah, Richard and his wife Jacqueline of Illinois, Katrina and her husband Kevin of Illinois; two great-grandsons, Keith and his wife Heather, and Casey, all of Tennessee.

Her children Richard and June Dunton would like to thank the doctors, nurses and aides at Brentwood and Maine Medical Center for their thoughtful, attentive care and compassion, and for the comfort that was given by the Beacon Hospice team.

A memorial service was held Feb. 13.

Memorial donations may be made to Beacon Hospice, 54 Atlantic Place, South Portland, ME 04106-2316.

Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.

Please visit to view photographs and to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family.

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