Lois Martin

Lois Martin, 90, passed away on June 4, 2018 in Dover, New Hampshire. Lois spent her childhood in Mattapoisett, attending Center School and graduating from Fairhaven High School in 1947. After graduating from Dean Academy and Katherine Gibbs School, she moved with her mother, Martha M. Martin, to Dover, New Hampshire to join her brother H. Lynwood Martin and work at General Electric. Lois became the first salaried female employee in her GE department and worked there for over 35 years.

In the late 1960s, Lois bought a summer cottage in Mattapoisett and she began a tradition of spending summers here with a circle of cherished childhood friends. Her days we’re filled with golf, swimming, long walks to the lighthouse with her dog Fritz, and relaxing on the beach.

Survivors include her goddaughter Sharon Thompson, many other Thompson family members from Durham, North Carolina, and devoted friends in Mattapoisett and Dover. Funeral services were held on June 9th in Dover at St. Thomas Episcopal Church with arranged by Wiggin-Purdy-McCooey-Dion Funeral Home, www.purdyfuneralservice.org.

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