1956 – 2016

AUBURN — Martha J. (Quimby) Hazelton, 60, of Gray died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 5 at Central Maine Medical Center.

She was born on March 7, 1956 to Arthur Quimby and Mary (Whittemore) Quimby.

Martha was a member of American Legion Axillary, Post 86 in Gray. She enjoyed playing games on her computer, reading, crafts and spending time with family. She also enjoyed bragging about her grandchildren, arranging flowers and watching the finches at her bird feeders. Martha enjoyed being a foster parent with her husband Wes when they lived in Vermont. She always looked forward to attending the annual Aviation Lighting Committee Conference each year where she would reconnect with many friends and make new ones.

Martha worked many years as a certified nursing assistant, group home manager and as an education advocate. She also volunteered collecting donations for care packages to send to the service members serving overseas.

She is survived by her mother, Mary O’Day of Lebanon, N.H.; husband, Wesley (Wes) Hazelton of Gray; sister, Mary Jane Dobbs of Terre Haute, Ind.; brothers, Arthur (Bub) Quimby of Enfield, N.H., and Aaron Quimby of Lebanon, N.H. She is also survived by her daughter, Nyla Jo Waddell (Bill) of Springfield, N.H.; son, Steven Patten of Los Angeles, Calif., stepson, Douglas Hazelton (Carmen) of Lyndeborough, N.H., stepdaughter, Elizabeth St. Jean (Jason) of Milford, N.H.; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her father, Arthur Quimby; and sister, Melissa Gordon.

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