Esther B. (Jenkins) Norton, 100, of Havenwood Retirement Community, died Sunday, April 27, 2014.
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She was born in Salem, Mass. and spent her younger years in Skowhegan, Maine. She attended Burdett College and was employed by the International Department of the former Second National Bank of Boston, now the State Street Bank.
She married Robert D. Norton in 1940 and resided in Reading, Mass. for 35 years.
In 1975, she and her husband retired to Beaver Meadow Village in Concord. After her husband's death in 1987, she moved to Havenwood Retirement Community.
In Skowhegan, Esther was very active in the Federated Church and in Reading in the First Congregational Church, Garden Club, Cub Scouts and PTA. In Concord she was a member of the First Congregational Church and a volunteer at Havenwood.
Family members include, three sons and three special daughters-in-law, Richard and Betty, Thomas and Bette and John and Hatsue; two grandsons, a granddaughter, and a great-grandson.
There are no calling hours.
Graveside services will be private.
Interment will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Concord.
Donations may be made to the First Congregational Church, 177 North Main St., Concord, NH 03301.
Messages of condolences may be offered at bennettfuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of The Bennett Funeral Home, in Concord.
Published in The Concord Monitor on Apr. 30, 2014