• Martha M. Czok
    November 23,2007

    BARRE TOWN Martha M. Czok, 69, of Wildersburgh Common, died Tuesday night, Nov. 13, 2007 at her home.

    Born May 20, 1938 in Lewiston, Maine, she was the daughter of Scott Arnold and Hermance (L'Heureux) Masters. She graduated from Lewiston, Maine High School in 1956, where she was a member of the National Honor Society.

    In 1960, she received her Bachelor Degree in French from the College of New Rochelle in New York and her Masters Degree in Education from St. Michael's College in Winooski in 1980.

    She was a longtime French teacher in the Barre and Montpelier City School systems.

    She was first married to Charles J. Ochmanski and they later divorced. On July 2, 1991 she married Donald M. Czok Sr. in Montpelier. Since their marriage they made their home in Montpelier, Barre City, and since 2005 at their present residence.

    She was an avid Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves fan, and followed the Boston Red Sox, a passion she shared with her husband and her father.

    Hand quilt making and quilt collecting were her special interests and she was active in the Vermont Quilt Festival and the Antique Quilt Appraisal Committee. She made quilts for the needy newborns at the Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin, and donated quilts to the Ronald McDonald Charity and the ABC Quilt Project.

    Her memberships included the Washington County and National Teachers Associations, as well as the Retired Teachers Association.

    She and her husband Don enjoyed their trips to the Maine Coast, as well as the Amish Country in Lancaster County, Pa.

    Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Lisa Card of Portland, Maine, and Angela Ochmanski of Boca Raton, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Mary Squires and her husband, Paul, of Merrimack, N.H.; stepson Donald Michael Czok Jr. and his wife, Margaret, of Braintree, Vt.; nine grandchildren, Amanda and Kathryn Card, Monica, Andrea and Rebecca Squires, and Sarah, Erin, Elizabeth and Michael Czok; and extended family in New Jersey.

    She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Michael Masters.

    Her Service of Remembrance will be held Friday Nov. 30, 2007, at 11 a.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street Barre, Vt.

    Burial will be made in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, Vt.

    There are no calling hours.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641 or the Granite Center Garden Club, care of Gary Adamski, 63 Woodland Drive, Barre, VT 05641.

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