Wallingford - Mary "Peggy" Martin, 86, wife of 65 years to William Martin passed away peacefully on Friday, November 24 after a brief illness. She was born December 11, 1919 in Hartford, Ct daughter of the late Edward and Hilma (Fahrman) Betters of Bloomfield, CT. Peggy retired from Ct. Valley Hospial. She and her husband then retired to Florida where they lived for 23 years. They then returned to Connecticut where they resided at the Masonic Home for the last 11 years. After moving back to Connecticut Peggy was a tireless volunteer at the Masonic Home and at Parker Farms Elementary School in Wallingford. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star- Chapter 8 for 50 years. Peggy was also a proud and consistent blood donor who had surpassed the ten gallon donation level. Besides her husband William, she is survived by four daughters and their spouses, Judy and Robert Karle of Middlefield, Vicki Edwards of Palmer, MA, Christine Martin and Anthony Mazzariello of Brooklyn, NY and Shirley and Jim Anderson of Meriden, ten grandchildren, Michael, Darcy, Polly, Michelle, Jennifer, Hillary, Megan, Martin, Anna and Emma and four great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, November 27, 2006 at Masonic Healthcare Center Chapel, 22 Masonic Ave., Wallingford at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 703 Whitney Ave., New Haven, Ct 06511 or to The Order of the Eastern Star- Charity Foundation, c/o Marily Mattoon, P.O.Box 143, Plymouth, Ct 06782. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FLATOW Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden.

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  1. Dear Martin Family, Although many years have passed since I have seen your wife/mother, reading of her passing reminded me of many good times…spending a Labor day weekend on the boat and swimming at Fenwick right in front of Kate Hepburn’s house, Chris’ first wedding with that interesting in-law family, and working in the front office while a student at Maloney, with Mrs. Martin as my boss, just to name a few. Please accept my condolences on your loss and remember all the wonderful years she spent on this earth and all the lives she touched. With best regards, Pam Pachuk Charette

  2. Judy & Bob: Judy–I was just thinking of you lately. I’m sorry to see about the loss of your mother. I remember her well and of you on Bee St. and at Maloney and our friendship. Please, in the future, contact me so we can travel down memory lane. Again, sorry for your great loss. Joyce

  3. My condolences to the Martin Family. As time pases the memories of your Mother will always be with you. Dave Grodzicki

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