Marion Lorraine Towne, a Westwood resident for over 80 years, died Thursday, September 6, at Harrington House in Walpole. She was 93. She was born in Southwest Harbor, Maine & was the daughter of the late Arnold W. & Bernice (Warren) Weed. Marion graduated from Dedham High School. She worked for and was a foster mother for the Home for Little Wanderers in Jamaica Plain for over 40 years. Marion opened her home & fostered over 250 children throughout 20 of those years. Her love & caring nature with children awarded her in so many ways including being named Foster Mother of the Year several times. She also started the MMO Program, Mothers Morning Out, at the Islington Community Church in Westwood & was with the program for over 15 years. She was predeceased by her husband George W. Towne. She is survived by her children George W. Towne Jr. and his wife Robyn of Australia, Marilyn Flynn of Foxboro, Donald B. Towne and his wife Elizabeth of Norwood, & Eric A. Towne of Westwood. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren & 18 great grandchildren. Mother of the late Richard J. Towne & David Towne. Sister of the late Donald Weed, Elliot Weed, Alta McLaren & Dorothy Lapham. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Sept, 15th at 10 am at First Baptist Church of Westwood, 808 High Street, Westwood. Burial will be private. Donations in Marions memory may be made to the Home for Little Wanderers, 161 Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA. 02130. To sign online guestbook please visit our website www.folsomfuneral.com
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Published in Norwood Bulletin from Sept. 11 to Sept. 18, 2012