Emily Norton Magnuson, a lifelong resident of West Tisbury, died Friday, Oct. 12 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

Mrs. Magnuson was born at home at Buttonwood Farm in West Tisbury on April 25, 1917, the youngest of four children born to Frank and Florence C. Baker Norton.

She graduated from Tisbury High School and attended St. Luke’s Nursing School in New Bedford for a short time. She returned to the Island and worked at the Mansion House before marrying Carl E. Magnuson in 1938. They lived in their house on State Road until his death in 1975 and she continued living there until she entered Windemere Nursing in 2004. As her two children, Linda and Eric, grew older she began working summers at the Home Port Restaurant in Chilmark as their salad chef. When the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School opened in 1962 she started working as a cook in the cafeteria and worked there for 25 years.

Mrs. Magnuson enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren that lived here on the Island and also her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who visited from off-Island frequently. Her hobby was cooking and she always had wonderful food for her family to enjoy when they visited.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda M. Hearn and her husband Glenn; and her son, Carl Eric Magnuson Jr. and his wife Debby, all of West Tisbury. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Mark Hearn, Susan Collins, Laura Caruso, Sara Dexter and Eric Magnuson and 10 great-grandchildren.

Her graveside service was held in the West Tisbury Cemetery, State Road on Monday, Oct. 15.

Donations may be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, N. Canton, OH 44720 or the West Tisbury Library Construction Fund, P.O. Box 190, W. Tisbury, MA 02575.

Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs. Visit ccgfuneralhome.com for online guest book and information.