MeaningfulFunerals - 9:22 am Tue Nov 4th, 2014
Adena August (Belville) Martin, 95, formerly of 55 East State Street, passed away at Sunrise Assisted Living in Stamford, CT on October 28, 2014.
Born on November 24, 1918 in Montpelier, VT, she was the daughter of Charles and Emily (Vigeant) Belville. She attended Goddard Seminary in Barre, VT and graduated from Johnson Normal School (currently known as Johnson State College) with a B.E. in May 1945.
Adena married Howard Wesley Martin on July 24, 1951 at the Trinity United Methodist Church and lived on East State Street most of her married life. In 2009, she lived with her daughter in Stamford, CT until she moved to Sunrise Assisted Living in Stamford in 2010. Adena was an elementary school teacher and began her career as a demonstration teacher for the State of Vermont. Her first year as a teacher in 1941 was in South Cabot, VT in a one room schoolhouse called Hookerville with 8 to 10 students in various grades. Her second year of teaching was with 35 children in 3 grades in Marshfield, VT. She then taught in Springfield, VT, where the school burned down, and then to Highham, MA before returning to Vermont where she taught in Barre and then Montpelier until her 65th year. She continued to be a member of Delta Kappa Gamma until her death. She retired to Briny Breezes in Boynton Beach, Florida in the winters where she enjoyed travel club, chorus club for their non-denominational church, water aerobics and going out to the "early birds" many evenings a week. Adena loved the warm weather and all her friends at Briny Breezes from all over the country.
Adena was also a homemaker and the best mother. She was very proud of her home on East State Street and worked hard to maintain her property and keep her tenants happy. She spent countless hours with her daughter preaching about higher education, respect for others, and the need to always be ethical.
Adena is survived by her husband, Howard Wesley Martin, and her beloved daughter, Diane Martin-Tryhane and her husband Peter Tryhane, and her grandchildren Wesley Martin Tryhane and Katie Anne Tryhane all of Stamford, CT.
Calling hours will be on Saturday, November 8th at 10 am followed by her funeral service and celebration of life at 11 am at Guare & Sons/Barber & Lanier Funeral Home, 30 School Street, Montpelier.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Delta Kappa Gamma, c/o Donna Legare, 155 Forest Drive, Unit 3, Montpelier, VT
05602 or Briny Breezes Memorial Fund, 5000 No. Ocean Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL 33435.
Stamford, CT 06901 (Set as Local)
Cabot, VT 05647 (Set as Local)
Springfield, VT 05156 (Set as Local)
Marshfield, VT 05658 (Set as Local)
Johnson, VT 05656 (Set as Local)
Barre, VT 05641 (Set as Local)
Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)