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HAVERHILL, Mass. - Marianne W. Brenton, 79, of Burlington, Mass. and Chebeague Island, passed away after a long illness at the Merrimack Valley
Hospice House in Haverhill, Mass.
She was born in Freeport, Maine, the daughter of the late Milton L. and Leah (Hamilton) Webber, and grew up on Chebeague Island, graduating from Chebeague Island High School in 1951. She graduated from Bates College and married her college sweetheart, Richard 'Dick' Brenton in 1955. They lived in Germany when Dick was stationed with the Army during the Korean War, and settled in Burlington in 1958, where Marianne became very active in the community and state politics. In 1991 she was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives where she served for six years. She was a technical librarian for MKS Instruments of Andover for many years.
Mrs. Brenton was the beloved widow of Richard P. Brenton, who predeceased her in 2001. She was the loving mother of Anne Isenberg & her husband Michael of Atkinson, N.H., Joan Brenton & her husband Joseph McLaughlin of Dracut, Mass. and Peter Brenton & his wife Carol of Medford, Mass. She was the sister of Dianne Calder & her husband Richard of Chebeague Island, and
sister-in-law of Donald & Evelyn 'Peege' Brenton of Oxford, Conn. and Naples, Fla. She was the proud grandmother of Elizabeth & Abbie Isenberg and Alieda
& Ricky Brenton and loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Memorial Services will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington (Exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. Visiting hours Wednesday 6-8 p.m. A memorial service and burial will be held this summer on Chebeague Island. For directions, obituary & online guestbook see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net
In lieu of flowers memorials
may be made to:
Stephen L. Ross Scholarship Fund Maine Community Foundation
245 Main St.
Ellsworth, ME 04606-1613 or
The Chebeague &
Cumberland Land Trust
P.O. Box 25
Cheabeague Island, ME 04017
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on February 12, 2013