Wiggy Martin (Harriet E. Wignot Martin), age 92, died peacefully after a brief illness surrounded by family on May 19, 2014, under the loving and dedicated care of the Rosarie and Long Term Care staffs of Saint Patricks Manor. She was the wife of the late William R. Martin for 61 years. A lifelong resident of Natick, she was the daughter of Joseph T. and Susan (Valentine) Wignot. Wiggy graduated from Natick High School in 1939 as a member of the National Honor Society. She then entered a five-year nursing program at Simmons College and graduated in 1944 with a BS Degree in Nursing. She was also a member and Past Worthy Advisor of the International Order of Rainbow Girls, Natick Chapter #28. Wiggy lovingly carried on the Monday Bridge Club at the Natick VFW for six years after the passing of her husband, Bill, who originally established the group in 1986. An avid tennis player, she was a member of the Trefethen Evergreen Improvement Association on her beloved Peaks Island, Maine, where she spent her summers. She and her husband enjoyed many years of world-class fishing, from ice-out at Lake Winnipesaukee, NH, to the Kenai River in Alaska, where Wiggy landed a 70 pound king salmon. Wiggy is survived by her daughter, Barbara Martin of East Boston; her son, Bill Martin and his wife Janet of Framingham; her treasured grandchildren, Greg Lynch and his wife Melissa of Medford, Chris Martin and his wife Wendie of Bellingham, Heather Lynch Hennessey of East Boston, and Evan Martin of Humble, TX; and her precious great-grandchildren, Kylie Reese Martin, Owen Arvis Lynch, Erin Elizabeth Martin, and Doreen Moira Hennessey. A memorial service will be held in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street at Natick Common, Natick, on Friday, May 30th at 10:30a.m. Relatives and friends may visit with the Martin Family beginning at 9:00a.m. Burial will be private. Donations may be made in Wiggys memory to Saint Patricks Manor, 863 Central Street, Framingham, MA 01701, or the Natick VFW Post 1274, 113 West Central Street, Natick, MA 01760. For the obituary, guest book and directions, please visit www.everettfuneral.com
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Published in MetroWest Daily News from May 22 to May 25, 2014