Margaret Weston
1923 – 2009
NORWAY — Margaret Weston, 85, of Mexico, died Thursday, Aug. 13, at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
She was born Dec. 17, 1923, in Rumford, a daughter of Louis and Mildred (Dame) Turner. She received her education in Brockton, Mass., schools and moved back to Mexico in 1942.
On Sept 9, 1946, she married Orton F. Weston in Rumford. He died July 4, 1981. She worked at Diamond International for a time and worked in the cafeteria in the Mexico school system for many years.
For more than 20 years, Memorial Day weekend was a special time for her. She would move to Dummer’s Beach in Weld, where she became friends with many campers, sharing fun and laughter. She enjoyed playing cards, attending pot-luck suppers, and the annual bean-hole bean supper. She always took plenty of shelled peanuts for her chipmunk friends and was delighted when they would trust her enough to eat out of her hand.
Labor Day weekend was always the time that she moved back to her home and return to her volunteer work at the Senior Citizen Center in Rumford. She always said that “she did whatever needed to be done” and was recognized several times with the Governor’s Service Award.
She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the VFW and again took her duties and volunteering with a great sense of responsibility and pride.
She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Weston of Jericho, Vt.; a son, Gary Weston and his wife, Nancy, of Rumford; stepson, James Weston of Mexico; granddaughters, Heather Hill and her husband, Brian, of Colchester, Vt., and Emily Weston of Sierra Vista, Calif.; James’ children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild; a favorite nephew, Bob Weston and his wife, Anita, of Carthage; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by sisters, Marian Arsenault, Helena Goodwin and Myrna DeRito; brothers, Lewis Turner Jr. and Allan Turner; and half brother, Robert O’Leary.

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