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Dorothy Walton Dean

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Dorothy Walton Dean, 80, beloved wife of Donald G. Dean, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003 in Waterbury Hospital. Mrs. Dean was born in Newark, N.J., on July 27, 1923, the daughter of the late George and Dorothy Walton of Fairfield. She was a resident of Fairfield, Conn. for 53 years, Bennington for 13 years and Watertown, Conn. for two years. She summered in Rangeley, Maine for 30 years. She graduated from the University of North Carolina Women’s College in 1945 with a BSPE degree.

Mrs. Dean taught physical education in the Fairfield Public Schools for four years before becoming a homemaker and mother. She volunteered for the Girl Scouts, Mill River wetlands, the PTA, the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church School and the Dogwood Festival. She worked part time at the Fairfield Public Library for seven years. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two sons, Jefferson Dean and his wife, Heather, of Fairfield, and Gordon Dean of Middletown, N.Y.; one sister, Margaret Mason and her husband, Jeremy of Bethesda, Md.; and six grandchildren.

Friends are invited to attend memorial services on Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at 11 a.m. in Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, 1045 Old Academy Road, Fairfield, Conn. There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897-2523. For online condolences see www-Shaughnesseyfuneralhome.com .
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 14, 2003
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