Married to the love of her life Sterling for 47 years she loved teaching being active in her church

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Josephine J. Dunton

1922 - 2018

New Hampshire

Josephine J. (Ukryn) Dunton, age 96, widow of Sterling A. Dunton, passed away at Nashua Crossings on Friday, September 21, 2018.

“Jo” was born in Nashua on April 14, 1922, a daughter of the late John F. and Domicele P. (Akucka) Ukryn, owners of the former Lithuanian Baking Company on High Street.
She graduated from Nashua High School in 1938 and completed Secretarial Studies at Nashua Business College in 1941. Mrs. Dunton then worked for the Wonalancet Company for two years. In 1944, she worked for Rohr Aircraft Company in San Diego, CA during World War II to be near her husband who was serving in the Navy. Returning to Nashua, Josephine was employed by International Paper Box Machine Company for thirteen years.

In 1971, Josephine graduated from Rivier College with her BA in Elementary Education and a Minor in Business. She then taught third grade at New Searles Elementary School for twenty years, which she extremely enjoyed before she retired.

A longtime communicant of the former St. Casimir Church, Josephine served as President of the St. Casimir Ladies Guild and as Secretary of the St. Casimir Couples Club. She also taught summer school at the church.

In 1940, Josephine married Sterling A. Dunton, who later owned and operated City Ignition Garage on Broad Street in Nashua. They were married for 47 years. Together they had four children: the late Sterling J. Dunton, who passed away in January 2005; Carol O’Connor of Las Vegas, NV, Lisa Lamontagne of Nashua and Candace Gendron and her husband David of Merrimack, NH; six grandchildren, Lorrie Baker of Gilbert, AZ, Leanne Lassen of Rocklin, CA, Beth Hoff of Las Vegas, NV, Darcie Goode of Boyce, VA, Daniel Lamontagne of Amherst, NH, and John Gendron of Merrimack, NH; several great-grandchildren; and her devoted nephew, Werner Heinrich of Nashua. In addition to her parents, husband and son, Josephine was also predeceased by her brother, Stanley J. Ukryn and her sister, Stella A. (Ukryn) Heinrich.

Calling hours will be held at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua on Thursday, September 27th from 4 to 7 p.m. Her funeral service will be held in the funeral home, Friday morning at 10 o’clock followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Hudson. Family and friends are invited to attend. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneralservice.com

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