Christina Kelsall Hingston

Christina Kelsall Hingston of Marion, MA, age 83, died May 25, 2016 from complications from a stroke. She also battled normal pressure hydrocephalus in recent years.

Christina was born on August 29, 1932 in Birkenhead, England to Robert and Phoebe Turner. Her brother Robert and sister Glenys predeceased her. Like her siblings, she traveled widely and relished the wonders of the wider world.


Christina married Bill on December 26, 1953. They emigrated with their three children to the United States in 1961 and lived in Cherry Hill, New Jersey until 1971. She worked at Planned Parenthood of Camden, New Jersey, for much of that time.


In 1971, the family moved to Needham, Massachusetts. While in Needham, she worked at Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses, a social services agency in Boston.


Upon Bill’s retirement in 1992, they moved to Marion, where they enjoyed many years with wonderful groups of friends and were very active in the civic and cultural life of the town.


Christina’s sweet nature, charming personality and engaging manner were widely appreciated and she made and retained friends from everywhere she lived and traveled during her long and interesting life.


The family is deeply grateful to the many friends and neighbors in Marion who made Christina’s life so fulfilling and who, in recent years, were so generous with their time and assistance.


They also want to thank the staff of Tender Hearts of Marion for their kind care in the last few years.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years, William (Bill), children Mark (Ann) Hingston, Jane (Kim) Peck, and Kathryn (Bill) Carroll; six grandchildren Robert, David (Amy) and Christopher Peck and Andrew, Emily and Allison Carroll; and two great-grandsons, Michael and Matthew Peck.

The family will receive friends at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rte. 6) in Mattapoisett, on Wednesday, June 1st from 2 to 4 pm. A private burial is planned in Marion. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Elizabeth Taber Memorial Library, 8 Spring St., Marion, MA 02738. For directions and guestbook, please visit

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