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June 15, 2013

Martha (Hunt) Tilton

Salisbury, MA — Martha (Hunt) Tilton, age 86, longtime Salisbury resident, died peacefully at her home Thursday afternoon while being cared for by her cousin and caretaker, Dianne Jewett.

Born in Newburyport, February 26, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Fred L. and Laura J. (Jewett) Hunt. She graduated from Newburyport High School, and then went on to receive a nursing degree. She had worked as a market researcher for Audits and Surveys in New York and for some years had worked as a registered nurse and as a private duty nurse.

She was a trustee on the board of the Salisbury Public Library; volunteered for the Newburyport Custom House and was a member of the Sons and Daughters of Early Settlers of Newbury as well as the Jewett family of America. She was an avid singer in many choirs and took part in many re-enactments with the DAR.

In addition to her husband of 48 years, Russell C. Tilton, she is survived by her daughter, Marsha Johnson of Charlotte N.C.; her two stepsons, David R. Titlon of Salisbury and Wayne A. Tilton of Amesbury; her brother, Fred C. Hunt of Tuftonboro, N.H.; along with many grandchildren and generations of nieces and nephews, all of whom will truly miss her. She was predeceased by her son, B. Fred Felch.

ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green St., Newburyport, followed by interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Newburyport. Donations in Martha’s memory may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.

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