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Elva M. Martin

November 3, 1924 - November 13, 2017

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Obituaries » Elva M. Martin

Elva Mae Martin, 93, passed away in the comfort of her home and family on Nov. 13, 2017. Born in Montpelier on Nov. 3, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mae (Martell) Copping. On March 2, 1946, she married Leslie W. Martin in Montpelier. Leslie predeceased Elva on Oct. 22, 1994. Elva grew up in East Montpelier where she attended schools. Following her wedding, she and Leslie lived in Newport for several years and then made their home in Waterbury where she was happy and busy as a homemaker and raising her family. She later was employed at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury where she served for many years as a psychiatric technician. Elva was a lifetime member of the Harry N. Cutting American Legion Auxiliary Unit 59 in Waterbury and the Montpelier VFW Post 792 Auxiliary. In her leisure time, she enjoyed music and dancing, particularly polkas, playing cards, reading, traveling and spending time with her large and loving family. Elva is loved and mourned by her children Constance Murray, of Waterbury, George Martin and his wife, Joyce, of Waterbury Center, Edward Martin and his wife, Doris, of Williamstown; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; two brothers Clayton Copping and his wife, Joyce, of Barre Town, Paul Copping and his companion, Barbara Kuncz, of Montpelier; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family.

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