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TURNER, Martha Lee

Martha Lee Turner, 67, of Berlin, died January 20, 2013, at Hartford Hospital. She was born in Lowell, MA, June 17, 1945, a daughter of the late Amos S. Turner, Jr. and Eleanor Carr Turner. She was a graduate of D'Youville College with a BA in Math and Chemistry. She later received her Masters Degree in Education and a Sixth Year in Guidance and Counseling. She had been employed by the Newington Public Schools teaching math for 36 years before retiring in 2002. Geometry and Statistics were her favorites. While at Newington High School, she started the Girls Basketball program and coached them for 25 years. Prior to and during her retirement, she was devoted to the care of her mom, doing anything and everything for her. In retirement, she became an avid dog agility competitor. She took great pride in training her dogs. She became a student of the sport. She loved attending competitions, talking with and cheering on fellow competitors, always helping wherever she could to make a trial run smoothly. She is survived by her lifelong best friend, Joyce E. Rivers; her sister, Melissa T. Cohen; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Peter A. and Ann Turner, and Mark A. and Debbie Turner; her nieces and nephews, Melissa Kozusko (Dan), Debbie Turner, Alex Turner (Michelle), Cassandra Cohen and Stephanie Turner. She is also survived by her second family, the Rivers and the Arisco's.
Her family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Wallingford, on Sunday, January 27, 2013, from 2 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the funeral home Sunday at 5 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to the New England Sheltie Rescue, New England Sheltie Rescue, c/o Donna Vera, 274 Colburn Rd., Canturbury, CT. 06331-1117, www.pond-house.com/nesheltierescue, or the Animal Cancer Foundation, 129 Glover Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850, www.acfoundation.org Online memorial at www.wallingfordfh.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Jan. 23, 2013
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