BARRE - Christine Jane (Cerasoli) Martell, 76, of South Howard Drive, died Thursday, April 5, 2012, at a hospice facility in Chandler, Ariz., after a very long illness.
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Born on July 31, 1935, in Barre, she was the daughter of Michael Cerasoli MD and Christine (Murray) Cerasoli. She graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre in 1953 and had attended Simmons College in Boston, Mass.
On Feb. 6, 1956, she married Edmund "Skip" Martell in Barre. Following their marriage, they made their home in Chicago, Ill., Buffalo, N.Y., Hillsdale, N.J and Barre as her husband was an airline pilot and captain. They wintered for almost 20 years in Sun Lakes, Ariz. and spent summers at their cottage on Lake Morey in Fairlee.
Jane enjoyed braiding rugs and spending time at their summer home on Lake Morey.
Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Ann Cano of Phoenix, Ariz. and Suzanne DeForge of Barre Town; her son, Jeff Martell and his wife, Nancy also of Barre Town; seven grandchildren, Jeannie Martell Graves and Michael and Nicole Martell; Matthew and Megan DeForge and Chelsey and Justin Cano as well as five great-grandchildren; Jason and Austin Graves, Carley Martell and Gabriel and Vincent Matthews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Pauline "Polly" Cerasoli.
Her life will be celebrated and honored Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. Later interment will be made in the Village Cemetery in Fairlee. There are no calling hours.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Lake Morey Protective Association, PO Box 241, Fairlee, VT 05045-0241.
Published in Times Argus on Apr. 12, 2012