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Virginia (Hunt) Moulton

Obituary for Virginia (Hunt) Moulton

June 25, 1922 - May 23, 2018
Concord, New Hampshire | Age 95

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Virginia Hunt Moulton
Virginia ("Ginny") Hunt Moulton was born in 1922 in Lynn, Massachusetts to Gertrude and Homer Hunt. She graduated from Lynn English H.S. in 1940 with an award in English composition, and the Washington and Franklin Medal for excellence in American history. Childhood vacations were spent in North Charlestown, NH with her father's family, her grandparents, many cousins, and her beloved Aunt Emma Amelia Hunt with whom she developed a close, life-long relationship. Aunt Emma engaged her in many outdoor activities learning about botany, geology, local historical sites and family genealogy. Ginny attended Bates College graduating in 1944 with a BA in psychology and sociology. It was there that she met her husband, the late George Warner Moulton. After her graduation they were married in Montana where he was in cadet training for the Army-Air Corps. The WWII years took them to posts in California, New Mexico, and Texas. After the war they returned to New England, living in Portsmouth, NH while George earned his engineering degree at UNH, and they had their first child, Lynda. George's work took them to Presque Isle, Maine where he became base engineer, and they welcomed son, Christopher, and another daughter, Marsha. The closure of the Presque Isle Air Force Base took them to Florida in 1957 where George was base engineer at Patrick AFB during the buildup of the space program at neighboring Cape Canaveral. In 1960 they moved to Acton, Mass., and George became deputy director of the Air Force ESD program. Throughout these location moves Ginny, always interested in government, was an active member and officer in numerous civic organizations, the AAUW, League of Women Voters and local PTA while raising three children as George traveled the world for his work.
Ginny and George retired to North Charlestown, NH, where they joined forces as community leaders in the town and across the region. Ginny's notable contributions included work with her Aunt Emma on a family history, centered primarily on life in the Connecticut River Valley in the late 1700s through the mid-1900s. They co-wrote and published Roots and Branches of the Hunt – Fifield – Bailey Family and the Times in Which They Lived, 1630 -1980. Ginny's local community service projects included helping to restore and manage Charlestown's Fort No. 4 where she was also a Trustee, leadership roles on the Conservation Commission, promoting a local Recycling Program, and leading educational programs to initiate the archeological excavation and recognition of the Horace Hall stone grist mill at Devil's Gully on Clay Brook. She also engaged in active letter writing as a progressive to New Hampshire representatives and senators on environmental, energy, women's health and defense issues, which she followed throughout her life. When she was not engaged in town and state affairs, she devoted hours to her beautiful perennial gardens, bountiful vegetable garden, and apple and pear orchard. Ginny and George lived in a 1800s farmhouse they had restored and they both contributed their considerable labor to help her Aunt Emma maintain the Hunt family homestead, also in North Charlestown. This ensured that Emma could live there alone through her 100th birthday.
In 2004 Ginny and George moved to Havenwood Heritage Heights, a retirement community in Concord, New Hampshire. In addition to George, Virginia was predeceased by her parents, a brother Richard Hunt, her Aunt Emma and all of her first cousins. She is survived by her three children, Lynda Moulton of Harvard, Mass., Christopher Moulton and his wife, Mairin, of Kennebunkport, Maine, and Marsha Campaniello of Concord, NH, as well as five grandchildren and three-great-grandchildren.

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