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Huberte M. Martin

Huberte M. “Bertha” “Bertie” (Maillet) Martin, 105, of Manchester, NH, formerly of Gardner, died peacefully, Tuesday, November 17, 2020, in Mt. Carmel Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, Manchester, NH, after an illness.

Born in Bouctouche, New Brunswick, Canada, on February 23, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lydie (Bernard) Maillet immigrating from Canada to the United States at ten years old.  Bertha was a housekeeper employed by several businesses over the years until her retirement.

Bertha was a parishioner of Annunciation Parish/ Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner and the Mt. Carmel Rehabilitation and Nursing Home Chapel. She was a lady of deep faith and loved going to church and being in prayer. Bertha was an outgoing individual and enjoyed going for walks and socializing with people. But the time that she adored the most was spent with her family.

Bertha is survived by her daughter, Anne-Marie D’Alessandro and her husband Dan of Derry, NH; a step-daughter Joan Thurston of Lakewood, CA; two step-sons Ronald Martin and his wife Claudette of Florida, and Alex Martin, Jr., and his wife Anita; a sister, Odette “Dixie” Niemela of Gardner; four grandchildren, Caitlin Piskadlo, Alexander, Gianna, and Isabella D’Alessandro; several step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander Martin, who died in 1987; a stepdaughter, Marilyn Violet; eight sisters, and two brothers.

Graveside Services will be held Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. in Notre Dame Cemetery, West Street, Gardner, MA.

Masks and social distancing will be required.

There are no calling hours.

A Memorial Mass at Annunciation Parish at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA, will be announced at a later date once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.  

Memorial Contributions may be made to Annunciation Parish, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA 01440, or to Holy Family Academy, 99 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA 01440. Please reference in memory of Huberte M. Martin.

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Grandma cared so much about people and animals. she stayed at moms house, Joan Martin Thurston, Lakewood, CA. and she would heat up Ginger's, our dog, milk bones. My fondest memory. Sweet lady. Rest in peace.
Step-grand daughter, Julie Thurston Sanders

Julie Sanders Nov 30 2020 12:00 AM

Mrs. Martin a wonderful woman and neighbor on Washington St years ago. Bless you and rest in peace sweet lady.

Brenda Babineau Nov 28 2020 12:00 AM