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Martha Wichman


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Martha Wichman Obituary
Martha I. Wichman

1921 - 2016 Martha Isabel Wichman of Mill River, MA died on April 1, 2016 at Geer Nursing Home in North Canaan, Ct. Born on March 27, 1921 in Gt. Barrington, MA, she was the daughter of Frank and Martha Nicholson Beattie. Martha was raised and educated locally having graduated from the former Searles High School with the class of 1939 and then attended the former Berkshire Business College, now Berkshire Community College, earning an associate degree in business. Martha worked in many local business offices during her tenure. Martha married the late Russell Wichman on January 3, 1942 and they enjoyed over 50 years of marriage. Russell predeceased her in 1992. Family was most important to Martha. When her children were younger she was a Girl Scout leader and taught Sunday school at St. James Church. In her spare time, Martha loved to garden. Martha leaves her two daughters, Linda Smith and her husband Steven of Oak Island, NC and Donna Wichman of Mill River, MA. She also leaves her four beloved grandchildren; Lukus McDonnell, Timothy Tullock, Jr., Brenda Trierweiler and Russell Raimer, as well as one great-grandchild, Jessica Trierweiler. Aside from her husband, she was also pre-deceased by an infant daughter and her two brothers; Frank & Harold Beattie. FUNERAL SERVICE: Funeral services for the late Martha Wichman will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 12 noon with the Rev. Anne Ryder, presiding. Calling hours will be held one hour prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 A.M. at FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main Street, Gt. Barrington, MA. Burial will immediately follow the service at Elmwood Cemetery in Gt. Barrington. Donations in Martha's memory may be made to Fairview Hospital Annual Fund in care of FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. Remembrances may be sent to her family through www.finnertyandstevens.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 5, 2016
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