LONDONDERRY - Martha C. (Templeton) Raia, 80, of Londonderry, formerly of Lexington, Mass., and Centreville, Miss., died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at the Warde Health Center, Windham, from complications of Alzheimer's disease.
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Martha was a graduate of Centreville High School and Southern Mississippi College, both in Mississippi. She also graduated from Vanderbilt University Graduate School with a master's degree in hearing and speech therapy.
She was the beloved wife of Richard M. Raia of Londonderry; daughter of the late James and Elreno (Johnson) Templeton of Centreville, Miss.; loving mother of Lyn Toomey and her husband, Charles, of Londonderry, Steven Raia and his wife, Maxine, of Norfolk, Mass., Michael Raia and his wife, Vicki, of Wrentham, Mass., and Joseph Raia of Millis, Mass. She was the cherished grandmother of Lynsey and Jessica Toomey, Joshua and Sophia Raia, Alex and Daniel Raia and Cameron Raia; also lovingly survived by her sister, Jean Napier of Jackson, Miss.; brothers James Templeton of St. Amant, La., and Johnny Templeton of Centreville, Miss.; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
services: There are no calling hours. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m. in the Warde Health Center, 21 Searles Road, Windham. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Westview Cemetery, Bedford Street, Lexington, Mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
, N.H. Chapter, 5 Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 201, Bedford 03110.
The Peabody Funeral Home and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry, is assisting the family with arrangements. To send a condolence or for more information, visit peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Peabody Funeral Home
15 Birch Street
Derry, NH 03038
Published in Union Leader on Nov. 18, 2012