Obituary: Martha LillianTempleman, 96

Martha LillianTempleman (96) passed away on December 4, 2015 at Worcester Memorial Hospital.

Born in Brighton, Mass. August 19, 1919 – She was the daughter of William C. and Racheal F.Palmer. She moved to Southborough in 1925 after the death of her mother. She was a graduate of Peters High School – Southborough, Class of 1937 and then went to work at Fenwal Corp. Ashland. She married Clifford Templeman in 1943 and began raising her family. For many years she was well known for raising Boston Terriers.

She leaves a son Clifford G. Templeman of Southborough and his girl-friend Nancy Perkins, a daughter Virginia A. Whynot and her husband Stephen of Southborough, two grand-daughters, Julie Daoust and her husband Alan of Little Elm, Texas and Colleen Hoppe of Southborough, a grandson Liam of Worcester, four great-grandsons, five-great granddaughters, and a Great-great-grand daughter. 

Martha is pre-deceased by her husband Clifford G. Templeman Sr. who passed in 1985, her brother William Palmer Jr. of Hopkinton, her sister Eleanor Walkup of S. Attleboro, and her son William P. Templeman of Southborough.

She was a member of the First Community Church of Southborough for many years as well as being an active member of the Southborough Senior Center where she enjoyed the company of her long time Southborough friends.

For the past two and a half years – she had been residing at the Christopher Heights Assisted Living facility in Marlborough where her cheerful, playful personality was enjoyed by her new friends.

A graveside service will be held at Rural Cemetery – Rt. 85 Southborough at 1000 AM Saturday – December 12th – prior to a Memorial Service at the First Community Church – 137 Southville Rd. Southborough which will be held at 1100 AM. A collation at the church will follow.

In lieu of flowers – Donations are gratefully appreciated to be sent to the First Community Church – 137 Southville Rd. Southborough, Ma. 01772

Updated (12/7/15 3:25 pm): A text revision was submitted by the family.

(Obituary contributed by the family)

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8 years ago

The Southborough Open Land Foundation remembers Martha Templeton for her generosity. In 1996, she and her family donated 7.7 acres of land adjacent to Cordaville Rd. Templeman Woods remains a tribute to her desire to help maintain the rural character of the town that she loved. As we walk in and enjoy the lovely woods, her beautiful spirit will endure.

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