Marion (Beerwort) Hambleton passed into eternal rest at Hartford Hospital on Sunday, May 18, 2014.
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She was born on April 11, 1920, and lived in Bloomfield until her family moved to Scantic in 1929. She called East Windsor her home until moving to Suffield two years ago. She worked at the Travelers Insurance Company and Suffield Academy and then 12 years for the state of Connecticut, the last four years as a legal stenographer in the attorney general's office. She later worked for the town of East Windsor for the Water Pollution Control Authority. She belonged to the East Windsor Grange 94 for a number of years and served on several committees at the First Congregational Church of East Windsor, as chairman of the Memorial Committee and as a deacon for four years. She enjoyed her church, golf, needlework, gardening, and playing bridge and was best known for her devotion to family.
Marion was the daughter of the late Wilbert and Caroline (Strong) Beerwort. Marion was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Arthur F. Hambleton, and her brother, Gardner. She leaves her seven children, Janice Schreiber and her husband, Warren, of Duanesburg New York, Michael and his wife, Donna, of East Windsor, Barbara Backurz and her husband, Joseph, of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, K. Heather Hambleton of New Haven, Margaret Arnold and her husband, Craig, of East Windsor, Anne Krallman and her husband, Greg, of Bozeman, Montana, and Holly Hambleton and her husband, Joseph Casioppo, of Collinsville. She was lovingly known as Grandma to 12 grandchildren, GGM to 17 great-grandchildren, and Auntie to several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service celebrating Marion's life will be held at the First Congregational Church of East Windsor, 124 Scantic Road, East Windsor, on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 11 a.m.
There are no calling hours, and burial will be private.
Bassinger & Dowd Funeral Home is caring for the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Memorial Fund, First Congregational Church of East Windsor; or the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, Rockville General Hospital, 31 Union St, Vernon, CT 06066.
Marion's family would like to extend their special thanks to the caring and professional staff in the Palliative Care Unit of Hartford Hospital and to the Rev. Dr. Thomas Calderone.
For online condolences, visit
Bassinger & Dowd Funeral Home
37 Gardner Street
East Windsor, CT 06088
Published in Journal Inquirer from May 20 to May 24, 2014