• Martha E. Teja
    November 10,2012

    Martha E. Teja

    Martha E. Teja

    BARRE — Martha E. Teja, 85, of Chesapeake, Va., and longtime resident of Barre, went home to the Lord on Nov. 1, 2012.

    She was born March 16, 1927, in Montpelier, to Perley R. and Jennie M. (Phillips) Aldrich.

    She attended Union School and Montpelier High School.

    She was predeceased by her husband, Pablo Teja, whom she married on April 19, 1948, at the Barre Congregational Church. They were married for 47 years until his death in 1995. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Roy M. Aldrich, Maurice “Skip” Aldrich and Raymond L. Aldrich. She is survived by her twin sons, Gary A. Teja and his wife, Jackie, of Holland, Mich., and Paul M. Teja and his wife, Olivia, of Chesapeake, Va.; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Pearl I. Houghton, of McIndoe Falls; as well as countless nieces and nephews.

    Martha worked for 10 years at Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant before going to Sears Roebuck as a teletypist, where she retired in 1991 after 28 years of service.

    Her hobbies and interests were her family, reading, crocheting, mowing her lawn, tending her flowers, square-dancing, playing the marimba, and fishing with her husband. She also enjoyed playing cards and Yahtzee with “the girls.”

    A dinner and celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the East Barre Congregational Church.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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