Laverne J. (Swanson) Walton

MOUNT DESERT ISLAND/ELLSWORTH – Laverne J. (Swanson) Walton passed away on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, in Ellsworth. She was born on Jan. 24, 1936, in Bar Harbor, daughter of the late August S. Swanson and the late Dorothy B. (Murphy) Swanson of Town Hill. Laverne graduated high school in Bar Harbor. She enjoyed waitressing in the summers. Also, she was cook for many years at the Mount Desert Elementary School and the Docksider Restaurant in Northeast Harbor. Laverne was a Lioness in Mount Desert.

She is survived by her daughter Janice Pinkham and her husband, Girard, of Ellsworth; brother Charles F. Swanson of Trenton; brother August “Gus” Swanson and his wife, Patricia, of Arizona; grandchildren Lisa Pinkham and her partner, Scott Swett, of Waltham and Cameron of Ellsworth.

Laverne was predeceased by both of her parents; sister Charlotte Gilespie of Westwood, Mass.; her late husband, Austin E. Young, of Somes Sound; Harland Walton of Seal Harbor in her second marriage; close friend Nick Tradiff.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock County SPCA in Trenton. Laverne’s memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home in Ellsworth. Memories may be shared at

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