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TOWNSEND — Eleanor (Avery) Walton, 87, of 66 Dudley Rd., formerly of 78 Beech Street, Belmont, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer.

Eleanor was born in Watertown on April 20, 1918, the daughter of Abraham and Rachael (Wilkinson) Avery. She resided for many years in Belmont before moving to Townsend 10 years ago. She attended Belmont schools before continuing her education at the Banford Academy in Boston where she studied cosmetology.

For over 40 years she worked as a beautician at several locations including Filene’s Department Store in Boston, Gilchrest, Grover Cronin in Waltham, and the Commander Hotel in Harvard Square.

She is survived by a son, Stanley K., and his wike, Elizabeth, both of Townsend; two brothers, Walter Avery of North Adams, and Clifford Avery, of Lake Placid, Fla.; two sisters, Doris Clancy of Watertown, and Evelyn Fallon, of Lake Placid, Fla.; a granddaughter, Rebecca Bray, of Leominster; and two great grandchildren, Ethan and Kylie Bray.

She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley K. Walton Sr., in 1996.

Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. The burial will be at the Belmont Cemetery, Belmont, and there are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

The T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 250 Main St., Townsend, is assisting the family with arrangements. For information visit

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