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Martha C. Hard 1923-2011 PITTSFIELD Martha C. Hard, 88, passed away on November 15, 2011 in Virginia Beach, Va. She was born on Oct. 23, 1923 in Mathews, Va., the daughter of Walter L. and Gertrude Fugmann Chapman. Her family later moved to Pittsfield where she graduated from Pittsfield High School and Henry W. Bishop Memorial School of Nursing. In 1982 she returned to Virginia to be near her daughter. While there she helped Westminster Canterbury open their new health care wing and became their first Director of Nursing. Martha is survived by her four children, Jane Barrett and her husband Samuel (Trey) of Virginia Beach, Va., William and his wife Sally of Marana, Calif., Bruce and his wife Lidia of Davie, Fla., and Warren of Virginia Beach; two grandchildren, Ashley Hard and Morgan Barrett; one brother, George Chapman and his wife Rebecca of Cape Coral, Fla.; three sisters, Ernestine Campbell and her husband Alexander of Clinton, Md., Dorothy Lay of Dalton, Mass. and Pauline Giacoletto and her husband Jimmie of Pittsfield, along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Martha was predeceased by four brothers, Woodford, Walter, Paul and David; and also one sister, Virginia Bradway. Martha was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. Her generosity of spirit and kindness will remain with us always. Martha's memorial service will be held on Sat., July 21, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pittsfield Cemetery, conducted by The Rev. Carol Killian. Please meet inside the Onota Street entrance.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on July 18, 2012
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