Josephine Louise Hanton

05/03/1927 - 06/14/2023

Josephine Louise (Dyer) Hanton died peacefully at home on June 14, 2023, in Sarasota Florida at the age of 96.

Josephine is survived by her children, James Hanton Jr. of Chelsea, MA; Kathrine and her husband Robert Pacitta, of East Boston, MA; Dennis and his wife Kim Hanton, of Revere, MA; Joseph and his wife Toni Hanton, of Methuen, MA; Robert and his wife Theresa Hanton, of Saugus, MA; Julia and her husband Sebastian Serra, of Sarasota, FL. Her sister-in law Eleanor Hanton, of Canton, MA. Josephine also leaves 17 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Josephine is preceded in death by her husband James Hanton, of East Boston, MA; Her children, Georgette and her husband Robert Toscano of Saugus, MA; George Hanton, of East Boston, MA; Her sisters, Erma Dyer, of Chicago, IL; Kathrine Thompson of Kissimmee, FL. Her in-laws, Joseph and his wife Margaret Hanton, of Canton, MA; A. Dorothea Hanton, of Canton, MA.

Josephine was born on May 3rd, 1927, in Chicago, IL to Stephen and Anna Dyer. She married James Hanton in 1946. Over the next 20 year, the couple welcomed eight children into their lives.

Her children remember her as a kind, loving and dedicated mother who helped them in any way she could.

Josephine was passionate about helping people and worked as a caregiver for many years. She was a generous, witty, and dedicated individual who loved her family and friends. She recently converted to the catholic faith and was baptized on February 18, 2022, at the age of 95.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Hanton House at 69 Clinton Street, Chelsea, MA 02150. The family would like to thank the caregivers and hospital staff for their care.