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Mariana B. Towne

November 3, 1926 - September 15, 2017

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Obituaries » Mariana B. Towne

Mariana Beaton Towne, 90, passed away at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center on Sept. 15, 2017. Born in Westfield, MA, on Nov. 3, 1926, she was the daughter of the late John and Myra (Morse) Beaton. On July 12, 1947, she married Cleo Towne in Waterbury. Cleo predeceased Mariana on Sept. 29, 1972. Mariana was a graduate of Waterbury High School and continued her education at the Johnson Normal School where she received her teaching certificate. She began her career as an educator at the one-room schoolhouse on Crossett Hill and then after she married, was busy as a homemaker, raising her boys and worked as a nurse’s aide for the Sutherland family at the former Colby Nursing Home. She returned to Johnson State Teachers College and received her Bachelor’s degree in Education and was employed at the Waterbury Elementary School as a third-grade teacher for over 10 years. Mariana is survived by her sons, Glenn Towne and his wife, Resma, of Duxbury, Gale Towne and his wife, Peg O’Neill, of Tabernash, CO, Malcolm Towne and his wife, Jodi, of Duxbury; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; her sister, Kathryn Hallock, of Duxbury; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family.

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