She was born in Wilton, daughter of the late Edward Olmstead Gilbert and Bertha Keeler Gilbert. She attended Wilton schools as a young child and moved to the Mill Plain area of Danbury with her parents. She graduated from Danbury High School, Class of 1935.
While living on the Gilbert Farm she met and fell in love with the neighbor boy and her future husband, Art.
Mrs. Magilton worked for many years as a bookkeeper at the former Danbury Block and Supply Co.
Prior to retirement, she and the family spent many weekends fishing and boating on Long Island Sound while members of the Fayerweather Yacht Club in Bridgeport.
After retirement, the couple enjoyed traveling to all of the continental United States and much of Canada in their motor home.
Most of all, she enjoyed her family and grandchildren.
Mrs. Magilton is survived by a son, Edward Magilton, of Roxbury; two grandchildren, Melanie Magilton, of Arlington, Va., and Scott Magilton, and his wife, Erika, of Bristol R.I.; a niece and two nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Frederick Gilbert.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Book of Remembrance Treasurer, c/o the Congregational Church of Brookfield, 160 Whisconier Road, Brookfield CT 06804.
Interment will be private.
The Green Funeral Home in Danbury was in charge of arrangements.