Marguerite E. Boughton, 101, of Newtown, beloved wife of the late Alan Boughton, died peacefully at home on December 3, surrounded by her family and her six cats who took turns laying with her on her bed. She was especially loved by her cat Bo, who came every night as she prepared for bed. She was born in Danbury on March 14, 1916, daughter of the late Julia Ann (Saunt) and Leonard Stelzel.
She was a graduate of St Peter School and Danbury High School.
In 1939, she and Alan moved to Stony Hill in Bethel, finally building a house on Redwood Drive. She was an original member of the Stony Hill Fire House Women’s Auxiliary. She was active in St Mary School in Bethel.
In 1977, they made their home in Newtown. Mrs Boughton enjoyed working in the yard planting flowers, reading, and just sitting on the porch watching the cars go by and, of course, keeping track of her many dogs and cats.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Peggy Denninger and Barbara Oster, both of Brookfield; Gary Boughton and his wife Martha of Bethel; and Kenneth Boughton, with whom she shared her home and her life with after Alan died in 1991 in Newtown. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Her son, Ronald; her three brothers, Leonard, Clayton, and Harold “Jim”; and her two sons-in-law predeceased her.
A graveside service will be conducted on Thursday, December 7, at 11 am, at Wooster Cemetery, 20 Ellsworth Avenue, Danbury.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Masonicare Hospice, especially nurses Sue, Nancy, and Maria; Dr Schwartz; and volunteer Claudia. Donations in her memory may be made to Masonicare Hospice at masonicare.org.
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