It was Marion R. Britton’s knack for engaging strangers in conversation that launched her 21-year career with the U.S. Census Bureau. As a census enumerator, she sometimes encountered families in need and returned after-hours to deliver food and clothing to them. Colleagues remember Britton’s generosity, her frankness, and her dedication to the Bureau. Britton loved to tell stories and held the family genealogy in her memory. On September 11, Britton, of Brooklyn, New York, now the Assistant Regional Director of the New York office, was flying with co-worker Waleska Martinez to attend a conference in San Francisco. During the hijacking, Britton phoned a long-time friend and tearfully told him it felt like her plane was turning and was going to crash. Britton was survived by her siblings.
Last updated: January 9, 2021