Florence M. Dutton
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Florence M. Dutton, 95, of Westmoreland, died Friday morning, September 13, 2013, at the Maplewood Nursing Home, after a period of declining health.
She was born in Manchester, NH on September 30, 1917, to John and Bertha (Nitschke) Gossler. She grew up in Manchester, and attended Manchester area schools. She was a 1935 graduate of Manchester West High School. After High School she worked at Indian Head Resort in Lincoln, NH, where she met her future husband.
She married Charles A. Dutton in Manchester on April 1, 1937. Together they moved to Lyndeborough, NH in 1947, enjoying 61 years of marriage, until his death in 1998. She lived in Lyndeborough until moving to Westmoreland in 2008.
Although her days were filled with the joys of being a mom, she also found time to enjoy flower gardening, playing board games and knitting. She had a fondness for cats, always seeming to have at least one in her home. She also enjoyed rock collecting and the yearly trips to the Gilsum Rock Swap.
She is survived by two sons: William Dutton and his wife Deborah, of Barrington, NH, Thomas Dutton and his wife Julia, of Surry; a daughter: Jane Dutton, of Albany, NY; a son in law: Paul Tesoro of Campton, NH; three grandchildren: Nancy Dutton, and her husband Andrew Mankin, of Great Barrington, MA, Charles Dutton, of Miamisburg, OH, and Joshua Dutton, of Richmond Hill, GA; and two great grandchildren: Joseph Dutton and Owen Dutton, of Beavercreek, OH.
She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years: Charles A. Dutton and a daughter: Sally Tesoro.
At the request of the family, there will be no Public Calling Hours. A Memorial Service, celebrating her life, was held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM, at the Fletcher Funeral Home. Burial followed at the family lot in South Cemetery, Lyndeborough, NH.
In Lieu of Flowers, memorial donations may be made in Florence M. Dutton’s name, to the General Fund at Maplewood Nursing Home, 201 River Rd., Westmoreland, NH 03467.
Fletcher Funeral Home & Cremation Services (www.fletcherfuneral
home.com), 33 Marlboro St., Keene, NH 03431 has been entrusted with the arrangements.