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Maureen Blakey Tillotson
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Birth: unknown, England
Death: Feb. 27, 2005, Mexico

Maureen Blakey Tillotson of 1 Langdon St., Madison, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, while vacationing at Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

Born in Yorkshire, England, she was the daughter of the late Will and Annie (Bins) Tillotson. In England, she trained as a pediatric nurse and her first employment in the U.S. was at a Philadelphia hospital.

Her marriage to William Hansell took place Sept. 3, 1960 in Philadelphia. The couple lived for many years in Sheboygan, where Maureen was a preschool teacher and director of education at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. While living in San Francisco, she received a bachelor's degree at New College and established a preschool in San Francisco that was operated by the YMCA. Returning to Wisconsin, she had settled in Madison where she became director of the University of Wisconsin Student Union day care center.

Maureenís own education in literature, art, music and world cultures continued throughout her life. At the same time, she was a tireless worker for equality, justice and peace for all people. She belonged to the First Unitarian Society of Madison, where she served on the Economic Justice Committee. She was a member of the League of Women Voters, Sierra Club, Audubon Society, ACLU, Amnesty International and several Madison area book clubs.

She is survived by two sons, Michael in California and Andrew in Whitehall, Wis., cousins in England and dear friend, Bill Gaynor of Coloma.  
Created by: Joe Selinski
Record added: Mar 09, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10590873


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