October 2, 2000
In Cheshire, October 2, 2000. Mary Martindale Beckwith Bean Eaton,of Elim Park, formerly of Jones Road, Wallingford. Wife of the late Frederik S. Eaton. Born in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late George E.M. and Adelaide Bostelmann Bean. Having attended the Kingswood-Oxford School of Hartford, the Outdoor School of Sarasota, Florida, she graduated from the Cambridge Secretarial School of Hartford. After serving as an executive with the G. Fox & Co. in Hartford, Mrs. Eaton became the first women sales associate of the Beazley Company, Realtors, working in New Haven, Wallingford and manager of the Cheshire Office. She received the CRS designation and was a member of many state and national professional organizations. Mrs. Eaton was active in the Wallingford Republican Town Committee, serving as an officer, and a candidate for State Representative, chairperson of the Fifth District Republican Committee, and active in local, state and national election campaigns. A former board member of the League of Women Voters, she was a volunteer with the Red Cross during W.W. II. An active member of the Wallingford Garden Club, The First Congregational Church and a Trustee of the Woodstock Country School, she had served as chairperson of the Wallingford March of Dimes. Mrs. Eaton is survived by daughters: Ariana v.d.H. Eaton of Bethany, Elizabeth Eaton-Irwin of Arlington, Ma.; sons, Peter F. Eaton of Kirkland, Or. and Richard S. Eaton of Guilford; sisters, Nancy Bean Hector of Coconut Grove, Fl and Betty Bean Kubert, Drain, OR, 9 Grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son Jonathan T.H. Eaton and sister Adelaide Caille. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Congregational Church, 23 S. Main Street, Wallingford on October 16, at 11 A.M. Interment will be private in Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Rd., Cheshire, Ct.