1929 – 2016

Delbert Sumner Walton, 86, a longtime resident of Livermore, passed away peacefully, Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin in Auburn, with his loving family at his side.

He was born March 16, 1929, in Dixfield, the son of Ralph and Lelia (Holman) Walton.

He attended school in Dixfield, Hartford and Buckfield. He married his wife of 68 years, Marceline Mason, of Turner, on Dec. 24, 1947, in Turner.

Delbert worked various jobs throughout his lifetime. In 1947, Delbert owned and operated a taxi cab service in Dixfield. He had also worked at the Dixfield Match Company in Peru; Livermore Falls Shoe; the paper mills; and most recently as a mechanic at Flock Buick/Emerson Buick in Auburn.

Delbert loved woodworking, and his passion was his business, “Walton Box Company” where he made a variety of wood products, including blueberry boxes, stools, chairs and other items, but his specialty was his apple boxes. He also enjoyed visiting and talking over community news with his friends and neighbors at Guild’s Hardware Store in Brettuns.

Delbert is survived by his wife, Marceline Walton of Livermore; children, Deberah Jolicoeur and her husband, Alan, of Eastern Shore, Maryland; Donald Walton and his companion, Donna Pare, of Hartford; and Timothy Walton of Madera, Calif.; grandchildren, Bradley Jolicoeur and his wife, Kelly, of New Jersey; Amanda Hubbert and her husband, Corey, of Maryland; and Eric Jolicoeur and his wife, Emily, also of Maryland; great-grandchildren, Chloe and Lauren Jolicoeur, Oakley Hubbert and Olivia Jolicoeur; his sister, Lola Gardella of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, Earl “Buddy” Walton, Marlow “Dick” Walton and Wesley Walton; and his sister, Althea Fish.

Messages of condolence may be sent to: www.finleyfuneralhome.com.

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