Marie Turner, 81; Championed Winthrop’s interests for decades
Marie Turner served Winthrop in numerous ways for decades. She rose from being secretary to the selectmen to becoming the first woman elected to the board, which she later chaired. Mrs. Turner also had been a assistant treasurer in Winthrop, volunteered with many civic organizations, and represented the town’s interests on the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s Board of Directors, on which she was the only women among 11 members. “I just wanted to do my share,” she said in 2003.