Martha A. Calderwood, 74, died Friday April 19, 2019 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born in Newburyport on May 22, 1944 to the late Clarence and Marion (Staples) Brown. Raised and educated in Newburyport she was a graduate of Newburyport High School. Following her graduation Martha was employed by several local companies before becoming a Quality Control Inspector, on the third shift for Owens Illinois. She retired after 39 years of dedicated service. During her retirement, Martha furthered her education at Northern Essex Community College. Upon graduation, she took a position at the Harbor School in Newbury and loved working with the children.
She enjoyed traveling, with Bar Harbor holding a special place in her heart. She also enjoyed going on whale watches with her grandchildren, and baking her famous Christmas cookies by the dozens.
Martha is survived by her son Daniel Calderwood and his wife Lori of Seabrook; grandchildren, Amy Casey and her husband Henry, and Ashley Calderwood; great grandchildren, Ayla, Charlotte, and Ethan. She also leaves behind her loving partner of over 20 years Harold Vadeboncoeur, as well as his many children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents Martha was predeceased by her husband Bernard Calderwood.
Family and friends may call on Wednesday April 24, 2019 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950. Her Funeral Service will be celebrated in the Funeral Home after the calling hours at 11:00 AM, followed by burial at Longhill Cemetery in Salisbury.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Martha’s name to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or online at https://donate3.cancer.org/.
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