Anita M. MartelAugust 24,2013Anita M. Martel
PERKINSVILLE — Anita M. Martel, 53, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
She was born Jan. 13, 1960, in Springfield, the daughter of Norman and Eleanor (Motrem) Blanchard.
She attended Ludlow schools.
On Jan. 13, 1979, she married Richard “Rick” Martel in Perkinsville.
She was a mother and homemaker, and together with her husband, owned and operated the Martel Body Shop in Perkinsville.
She enjoyed attending car shows and showing her Corvette.
Survivors include her husband, Rick of Perkinsville; two sons, Chris Martel of Windsor, and Greg Martel of Weathersfield; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Jean Andrews of Springfield, and Barbara Stillwell of Claremont, N.H.
She was predeceased by her parents, and by two brothers, Gordon Stewart and James Stewart.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield. The Rev. Gerry Piper, pastor of the United Methodist Church, will officiate. Friends may call at the chapel from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday.
Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Proctorsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.
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