Obituary: Elsie Martin


NORTHFORD — Elsie Martin, 93, of Northford, formerly of Beacon Falls for 80 years, died Friday, April 6, 2012 at the Highlands Health Care Center in Cheshire.

Born in Beacon Falls, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Felenchak) Gracon. She was a lifelong member of Three Saints Orthodox Church of Ansonia and a member of the Ladies Aid Society. A graduate of Naugatuck High School, she was a homemaker and former employee of the Risdon Corp., Naugatuck, and the Del Glass Co. in Beacon Falls.

She is survived by a son, Michael Martin (Cindy) of Northford, and a daughter Barbara Martin (Trevor Lee) of Winchester.

She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Michael Martin Sr. and her sister, Mary Kukiel.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the caring staff of both the Highlands Health Care Center, where she has resided for the last year, and the Interventional Radiology Department of the Hospital of St. Raphael.

Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 9 a.m. from the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. in Three Saints Orthodox Church, 26 Howard Ave., Ansonia. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ansonia. Family and friends may call on Tuesday morning from 9 to 9:45 a.m., prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Raphael Foundation, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven CT 06511, directed to Interventional Radiology.

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