Marion E. (Hurton) Bransfield

November 14th, 2013

Marion E. (Hurton) Bransfield, age 83, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home on November 14, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.  

Marion was born on May 18, 1930, in Malden, MA.  She was the cherished daughter of the late Michael and Rose (Carlan) Hurton.  Marion was raised and educated in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School with the Class of 1948.  

Marion married her high school “sweetheart” James T. Bransfield, on October 17, 1953, celebrating more than 60 years of marriage.  They have many fond memories to last through generations to come.  Marion and Jim moved from Malden to Wilmington in 1959, where they raised a beautiful family.  

Marion always put her family first.  She was a devoted wife and a dedicated mother to Rosemary, Jim, Patti, and Jack.  Marion’s love for her family was unconditional.  She was always there to support their decisions.  When Marion became a grandmother her life took on a whole new meaning. She cherished every moment spent with her grandchildren. She was always there with a beaming smile.  Marion was so proud of each and every one of them; they were the light of her life.  

Marion loved to travel, especially her trips to Seminole and Madeira Beach, Florida. She enjoyed going to the beach and golfing; Marion was known to be an avid golfer.  

 Marion was a talented dancer and for many years she and Jim belonged to the Skirts and Flirts Square Dancing Club in Wilmington where they made countless friends throughout the years.  

 Marion was a woman of great faith and an active communicant of St. Thomas of Villanova Church in Wilmington.  Marion’s love of God, her support from her family, and her strong faith sustained her throughout the years. Marion always remained upbeat and positive.  

 Marion will be fondly remembered for her beautiful smile.  She was soft spoken, sweet, kind and caring. She never had a bad word for anyone.  Marion was quite a “lady” who was devoted to her family and friends.  They will miss her dearly.  

Marion was the beloved wife of James T. Bransfield, devoted mother of Rosemary Bransfield, James Bransfield and his wife Martha all of Wilmington, Patricia Cain and her husband Fred of Wolfeboro, NH, and the late John “Jack” Bransfield, mother-in-law of Joan Bransfield of Westford, loving grandmother of Caitlyn Bransfield, Jennifer Cain, Fred Cain and his wife Melissa, Meredith Bransfield, Kerri Bransfield, Scott Bransfield, Catherine Bransfield, Julie Bransfield, Meaghan Bransfield, and great-grandson Bryer Cain.  Sister of Paul Hurton of Chelsea, the late Arlene Kellogg and William Hurton.  Marion is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.  

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, November 18th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m.  Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, November 17th 4-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Marion’s name may be made to the VNA of Middlesex East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA  01880.


13 Entries in Guest Book for “Marion E. (Hurton) Bransfield”

  1. Robert and Charlotte Fitzgerald says:

    Dear Jim and Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss of Marion. We only knew her a short time but she was always a beautiful and gracious woman the few times we were in her presence at her home and at the Paul Kellogg Golf Tournament.
    May she rest in peace.
    Coleen Kellogg’s Mother and Dad

  2. Ed Bransfield says:

    Rest in God’s peace Aunt Marion

  3. Kim Carroll says:

    Dear Patti and family,
    I was very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. There are no words to help heal, but time may lesson the pain. Fond memories and family are gifts she has left you. Treasure them.
    My thought are with you during this difficult time,

  4. Mary Cain Tripi says:

    To the Bransfield Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your
    family at this very difficult time. I will always remember the wonderful times we had at Arcadia

    Mary (Cain) Tripi

  5. Mary Cain Tripi says:

    To the Bransfield Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your
    family at this very difficult time. I will always remember the wonderful times we had at Arcadia

  6. Barbara Reinhart-Fitzgerald says:

    Dear Jimmy and all of the Bransfield Family:

    There are no words that I could say that will make you feel better. But know that your wife/mom is still with you in your heart and in the beautiful memories that you have of her. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

  7. Mary Barry Emerick says:

    Jimmy, Rosemary & family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts & prayers…

  8. The Wright Family says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs.B. Such a classy women. We only hope she’s playing front nine up stairs with jack on her bag. Blessed to have a devoted husband and family.

  9. Maurie Haver says:

    Dear Jim and Family: Sorry to hear about Marion’s passing. I have fond memories of spending time at the lake with the kids in New Hampshire. Oh What a grand time John and I had square dancing with the Skirts & Flirts and Northeast Regional Squares and lots of laughs afterward with coffee and donuts. Best Regards, Maurie Haver

  10. Jimmy McHugh says:

    Dear Mr.B and Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Mrs. B’s passing. She was such a wonderful caring and loving Person. I remember as a little kid coming across the street to a pinch of my Fat Rosy Red Cheeks and given a hermit or a big bowl of Ice Cream. Memories of your Family I hold dear. I’m thankful for everything that you did for us when my mom was sick,and the wonderful Christmas gifts we received . She will forever be missed, my thoughts and prayers to you all.

    Love, Jimbo

  11. Mary Kiesinger says:

    Dear Jim and Family,

    With heartfelt and sincere sympathy for you and your family at this very difficult time in your lives. I knew Marion for a short but beautiful and wonderful time. She always had a smile on her face. When her illness grew worse and I brought communion to her in her home I came to love her very much as I could see the love of God she had in her beautiful blue eyes and face. Her white hair was radiant and she let me hold her hand and she squeezed my hand very hard and smiled at me. She listened to the prayers I read to her and she so graciously received “The Body of Christ.” It was an honor to visit and bring her communion.

    Jim, I will miss visiting Marion and want you to know that I was so saddened to learn of her passing. She is with God now and for all eternity. Try to keep the memory of your life together and thank God for every moment you and your family shared with this amazing woman.

    With love and sincere sympathy,


  12. Mary Daley says:

    I had the pleasure of being in the Hillview Ladies Golf League with Marion….She was such a great person..Always had a smile and so easygoing…Rest in peace, Marion

  13. Jane Forest says:

    Dear Bransfield Family,
    We at Hillview will always remember Marion – always with a smile and a joy of the game. So sorry for your loss.

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