— Grace H Martin, 70, a resident of Pownal, passed away peacefully on Thursday August 16, 2018 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
Grace H Martin was the daughter of John and Marilyn ( Gibbs) Tifft she was born in Rochester , VT on April 5, 1948. Grace received her education in Rochester and was a graduate of Bennington High School.
Grace had worked at Triangle PWC and the American Legion in Pownal, Vermont. Grace was well known for her exquisite cakes that she made for many special occasions for family and friends. She enjoyed gardening, reading and the many times spent with family , especially the Christmas season which she absolutely loved. Grace will be remembered as always putting others first before herself.
Grace leaves her longtime companion Joel Burrington Sr. of Pownal, daughters Melody Mae Gilmore of Higganum, CT and Jennifer Lynn Martin of Kila, Montana, son Richard John Martin of Hoosick Falls, brothers Michael Tifft of Clarksburg, MA and David Tifft of Georgia, VT, sisters Rebecca Gratz of Bennington, Cheryl Sharkey and Linda Hill both of Hoosick Falls. Grace also leaves seven grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition, she was predeceased by a son Joel Francis Martin and sister Dorothy Capen.
Funeral services for Grace H Martin will be held at the Hanson Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home on Saturday August 25 at noon . Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the service on Saturday from 10-noon. Burial will take place in the Park Lawn Cemetery. Condolences may be placed at Hanson Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home.